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When I think of MAGIC, several things come to mind. First is the sleight of hand antics performed by magicians on many stages everywhere.  Even better is the magic inherent in the Harry Potter World.  I just love such things as the pensieve, the time turner, the invisibility cloak, and the spell that makes any purse hold so very much.

But the best magic is the majesty of Nature that is everywhere. At least for those who take the time to stop and notice. 

As Marian Green explains, “The words ‘Natural Magic’ might appear to be a contradiction in terms, but Nature is Magic.”  I add this suggestion:  Spend time in Nature. Then, whether looking out to the horizon or down at the smallest detail, let the magic of Nature bring you peace, comfort and strength. That is when you will notice the magic all around you.

Hills Near the Carrizo Plain

Field View Along Highway 178

 “Just feel the magic in the air and the power in the breeze, feel the energy of the plants, the bushes and the trees, let yourself be surrounded by nature at is best, calm yourself, focus and let magic do the rest.”  Sally Walker

“Everywhere we look, complex magic of nature blazes before us.”  Vincent Van Gogh

“I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful—an endless prospect of magic and wonder.”  Ansel Adams

“There is a secret garden where miracles and magic abound, and it’s available to anyone who makes the choice to visit there.”   Wayne W. Dyer

Grand Tetons

Bryce Canyon National Park

Klamath Falls Wildlife Refuge

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Mount Shasta

Crater Lake

“Fairies are invisible and inaudible like angels. But their magic sparkles in nature.”  Lynn Holland

“Align with nature. . . magic happens.”  John Friend

 “To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.”  Mary Davis

 “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”   W. B. Yeats

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”  Rachel Carson


This post was my response to the Lens Artists Photo Challenge #63: Magic.

Comments on: "THE MAGIC OF NATURE" (23)

  1. Beautiful, Patti. I love the variety of your examples. Magic is everywhere.

  2. Ooooh. Very well done. Too many stunning shots to even acknowledge each one. Nice job.

  3. Definitely a magical post. In this post, I favor the scenes over the plants. Simply spectacular!!!! Thanks for sharing part of the magic that is all around us.

  4. Barbara Yong said:

    Those are stunning. You have really traveled all over. Love the mountains

  5. To see and appreciate the magic in nature, we must carry a little bit of that magic within us, Patti — and you carry more magic with you than most muggles. Thank you for this beautiful and uplifting post.

  6. You have the magic in you, and you share it beautifully with us, Patti! A wondrous journey through landscapes, flowers, quotes…an essentially magical post – thank you!

  7. These are glorious Patti, you’ve captured the magnificent magic of nature perfectly. Now if only we could harness the magic of Harry Potter it would be a perfect world for me!

  8. Charlotte Myers said:

    Your eye for beauty is without compare.
    I enjoyed the serenity while sipping
    Coffee when relaxing on a park bench.
    Stellar presentation Patti.

  9. So incredibly beautiful! You have such a gift of capturing the the essence of nature. Thank you for sharing your gift.

    • Thanks, Emily. I appreciate that you stopped by. As discussed recently on your blog, my creative outlet is my photography. I love it–and Nature is such a good subject!

  10. Wow. Your photos are beautiful. I just kept saying, “wow” as I scrolled down the page.

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