when things seem crazy
stillness and simplicity
will allow silence

This post is an editor’s pick on WordPress Discover!

This is my contribution to the Blogging-U course Photography: Developing your Eye II (Day 4 Natural World).

The featured image was also published on the ABC Open Project: Pic of the Week under the title Stillness and Simplicity. Check it out here.

79 responses to “In a Natural World”

  1. […] I’d like to thank all my readers for your loyalty and support over the past 4 years. I can remember vividly my first blog post, my astonishment when people I’d never met began liking and commenting on the stories, and my delight when one of my poems was featured on WordPress Discover. […]

  2. […] it would be wonderful to still be posting a quiet Australian life on lonely beaches, flowers and the bright songs of birds and so, so easy to take the bus to the […]

  3. Michelle Olsan Avatar

    These are truly the best images that, I have ever seen. Really beautiful & interesting. Thank you for sharing these on WordPress. It is always good to find something peaceful in small tiny things.

    1. Melinda J. Irvine Avatar

      Thank you Michelle for you lovely message. So happy you enjoyed the photos.

  4. nunger500 Avatar

    Not bad…i like some of the topics you chose to write about…

  5. thebombaydiarist Avatar

    These are truly beautiful. Your photographs emphasize the importance of finding beauty in small little things, a thing which we humans sometimes forget to do. Thank you for reminding! I smiled after looking at these

    1. Melinda J. Irvine Avatar

      thank you for your kind message and taking the time to look at my photographs and read the poem. Mel.

  6. us4p Avatar

    Beautiful Gallery

  7. Meagan Avatar

    beautiful <3
    and exactly what I needed to hear~!

  8. BloggableFeed Avatar

    OMG! I love your works! So amazing!

  9. TFE Times Avatar

    Great post! Congrats on being featured on WordPress reader!

    1. Melinda J. Irvine Avatar

      thank you I was thrilled also xx

  10. toshabntz Avatar

    Gorgeous picture!

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  12. tinytyrone Avatar

    Natural is beauty and wonder!

  13. bethanykurtz Avatar

    Beautiful pictures!! Check out my traveling at bethanykurtz.wordpress.com

  14. ninad03 Avatar

    Beautifull Pictures

  15. rougephotograph Avatar

    Nature + photography. Amazing

  16. stylishshreya Avatar

    Nice❤. Plz check out my new blog at stylishshreya.WordPress.com

  17. descriptt Avatar

    It’s beautiful. I admire your love for nature and photography

  18. thelifeofsophiablog Avatar

    Thank you for that haiku. It was just the thing I needed in a time of stress. 🙂

  19. Anshul kashyap Avatar

    So beautiful pics they are,with beautiful poetry. I enjoyed very much.

  20. Veronica Avatar

    Beautiful pictures and haiku!

  21. Areeba Nasir Avatar

    I had an amazing time looking through your post. You shared some very fascinating pictures. Also, the poem you wrote
    “when things seem crazy
    stillness and simplicity
    will allow silence, “it’s mind blowing. So short but yet, very deep. I was amazed by how you said so much in such few words. I recently started blogging, it would mean a lot if you checked out my blog. I hope you enjoy my blog just as much as I enjoyed yours.

  22. makemesanguine10 Avatar

    Thank you for this!

  23. scantycontemplation Avatar

    I love those little Japanese form of poetry. Have a nice day, you!

  24. jlcallahan0318 Avatar

    When the world falls down only few People can understand about the world. how beautiful it was. How We need it. How We like it. And u the one of them.

  25. Paradise we live in 🌌 Avatar

    Wow, these photos are amazing! Keep on doing this 😉

  26. englishtextsite Avatar

    very magical capturing

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  28. msnikkisoul Avatar

    Refreshing to see the natural connection between your poetry and pictures

  29. Wajdi Almowafak Avatar

    I enjoyed your verses and your photos.
    It’s really a clever post!😊

  30. sophiaalisaali Avatar

    Beautiful poem and images:) x

  31. shivam334 Avatar

    Amassing dude…..
    I love it…..

  32. jazshahul Avatar

    Beautiful photos! Well clicked!

  33. Namrata D Prabhakar Avatar

    Pics complimenting the words beautiful

  34. ChastMan Avatar

    Love your photo!

  35. Kevin Howard Avatar

    I read the haiku in the description. You’re very talented and yes I agree with that Haiku, especially in this fast paced world. Keep up the great work. =)

  36. piguno Avatar

    Nice place and very good shooting result 🙂
    Greeting from Indonesia furniture

  37. feels4ever Avatar

    I wanna go there!!

  38. faiytailoversblog Avatar

    This is really beautiful, keep up the good work!

  39. qufotux Avatar

    I really like it. Silence is golden.

  40. teatimewithjessica Avatar

    These photos are beautiful! Nice work 😀

  41. Chikulumas Avatar

    That is so good start for capturing nature..

  42. tec8469 Avatar

    wao it ‘s simply a wonderful way to combine poetry with pics.

  43. hfsarjput Avatar

    Worth watching captures😍

  44. writegill Avatar

    Soothing – thank you.

  45. That Factoid Avatar

    These are the kind of pictures that make me want to go outside with a cup of coffee, and look dramatically off into the distance, as if I’m contemplating something very deep. P.S: I never contemplate things.

    1. Melinda J. Irvine Avatar

      That’s good you don’t contemplate, sometimes the magic in the ‘things’ is their distraction. Beautiful day. Mel.

  46. john Avatar

    Nice pics keep it up!😊

    1. Melinda J. Irvine Avatar

      Thank you John. Beautiful day. Mel.

  47. bitterrootadventurer Avatar

    Nice photographs. I enjoy the peaceful quiet solitude of the mountain high country. It soothes the soul.

    1. Melinda J. Irvine Avatar

      Thank you for your kind message and for visiting my blog. Beautiful day. Mel.

  48. wildpenny832 Avatar

    So simple yet so amazing 😉

    1. Melinda J. Irvine Avatar

      Thank you for your kind message. Mel.

  49. BeaFreitas Avatar

    These photos are beautiful!

    1. Melinda J. Irvine Avatar

      Thank you and lovely day. Mel.

  50. Jerry Peri Avatar
    Jerry Peri

    Lovely pics. Sweet and natural

    1. Melinda J. Irvine Avatar

      thanks you Jerry for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a message. beautiful day. mel.

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    please like my site discoverstory.wordpress.com

  52. Mark Avatar

    Beautiful pics

    1. Melinda J. Irvine Avatar

      thank you Mark. Beautiful day. Mel.

  53. cruiseplannersctwv Avatar

    I enjoy your photography.

  54. livingwithfullbodycrps Avatar

    I love the combination of poetry and photography, how wonderfully creative you are. Thank you for posting.

    1. Melinda J. Irvine Avatar

      thank you for visiting my site and taking time to write a message. beautiful day. mel.