A beautiful pond and the brilliant colours of Autumn in our rural village. All seasons have their natural beauty and nature’s Autumn show is no exception.
Nature, in the broadest sense, is equivalent to the natural world, physical world, or material world. “Nature” refers to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general. It ranges in scale from the subatomic to the cosmic.
The word nature is derived from the Latin word natura, or “essential qualities, innate disposition”, and in ancient times, literally meant “birth”
Within the various uses of the word today, “nature” may refer to the general realm of various types of living plants and animals, and in some cases to the processes associated with inanimate objects–the way that particular types of things exist and change of their own accord, such as the weather and geology of the Earth, and the matter and energy of which all these things are composed. It is often taken to mean the “natural environment” or wilderness–wild animals, rocks, forest, beaches, and in general those things that have not been substantially altered by human intervention, or which persist despite human intervention. For, example, manufactured objects and human interaction generally are not considered part of nature, unless qualified as, for example, “human nature” or “the whole of nature”.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 April 2011 Rural Southland New Zealand
I would like to dedicate this to Joyce I know how much she loves her garden. Thank you Joyce for your support you are a special lady and a wonderful friend.
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Nature’s Autumn Painting Reflected