Writer, Inventor and conservationist, John Muir once said: “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

Sometimes it’s great just to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature; in the immense detail in a single flower, in the power of running water, in the enormity of the skies, in the smell just after it’s rained on a hot day. Sometimes we take these things for granted. Sometimes we forget to stop and think about how incredibly well this world we live in has been designed and made: how every last detail in itself shows off Gods incredible workmanship.
Because we had planned to photograph some nature, some beauty, I think we’d all expected the weather to be lovely. Blue skies and warm sunshine were not what we were greeted with, drizzle and a chilly breeze were however. As Muir says, “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks”. We were seeking beauty, and I still believe we found it. Rain is beautiful – it makes things grow. The way water droplets hang from the branch of a tree and drip, the reflections in puddles, the dark mysteries of thunderclouds, surely these are as beautiful as a blue sky and some colourful flowers. What do you think?