Beauty in Nature, Part 2 🌿🌸 Spring 2023

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Plum blossoms, Jin Nong (Chinese, 1687–1773). Magnifissance.


"There are many artifacts around the world that far predate the earliest era of civilization now known. Many of the remains display a sophisticated level of craftsmanship and artistry. The arts of the past had a high aesthetic value and almost give the sense that modern man was just following in their footsteps," from Zhuan Falun, Li Hongzhi.

I found this passage touching.

It enlightened me in understanding the good in humanity and its creative relationship with nature and craftsmanship, including having nature as a focal point of many artworks that have lasted throughout many different time periods.

Looking back on history, nature and human culture has been preserved in art and lasted.

However, these days, a lot of art seems to have lost its strength of lasting quality.

Could many of the past artisans have had a stronger relationship with nature and spirituality than many of us modern people today who create works of art?

And how is that possible?

Perhaps many past artisans were connected, to nature and the spirit of something higher, a source more divine, one that is not a dead end, but an everlasting source of something with wisdom.

Certainly, the celebration of nature and paying respect to the divine seems a consistent theme played out in many great works of art that have last centuries.


Today, many of arts that remain from the past, have been crafted beautifully and also found in not only museums and collectors' homes, yet also strange places, such as underneath the ocean.

For example (although not that old) the above painting is a lovely and delicate piece of artwork of Plum Blossoms from centuries past. It currently lives at The Met Museum. 🌸

Plum Blossoms, as well as its twin, cherry blossoms, both share the same spirit of coming alive as spring approaches. Artists of all sorts have used these trees as their motivating muse to craft into their art, throughout time. A beautiful symbol of spring.

In summary of beauty in nature, part 2, as a wise lady shared on my blog last February, this quote seems to echo the profound timelessness of nature and humanity, and the persevering grace that comes along with it:

Lao Tzu: β€œNature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

An early spring 🌿 cherry blossoms, NYC. Photo taken by Rain Atmosphere.

4 Responses

  1. Catherine Hack
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    nicely said, very wise and intuitive.

    • Sarah
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      Thank you, Cathy 🌸 So grateful for good influences πŸ™πŸ»πŸ«–πŸŒž

  2. Marilyn Denton
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    I love the simplicity of Asian ink and brush art. When I look out the window of my home office I see the sky through the giant Garry oak trees. They are not leafing out yet but will soon and be similar to the art you posted.

    • Sarah
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      Love your description of spring, Marilyn. ✨🌳✨ What a wonderful way to relate to art and nature in aware and appreciative observation. πŸŒΏπŸ’“πŸŒΏ

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