Mesmerizing Ice Circle Forms In Michigan River
Why is nature so beautiful? Why does a short walk amidst nature have such a calming influence on our mind? Why does the sight of flowers, butterflies, rainbows and animals fill our hearts with joy unspeakable? While evolution and science can explain many facts of our daily existence, the answer to this profound puzzle lies a little beyond the reaches of present day science, and in the realms of the super-conscious. Nature is beautiful because it is a manifestation of everything that is fervently pulsating with life on this planet. In the midst of nature, our minds become calm because we feel the pull of this joyful cosmic consciousness.
Although many people have been advocating an approach to nature based on its intelligibility, we are far from tying down the giant that is nature with our minds. Emerson writes that the perception of the inexhaustibly of nature is an immortal youth. Although we shall continue to try to uncover nature’s secrets, let us also continue to take pleasure in our immediate encounter with it. Let us continue to be awe-struck, like the child on the seashore, or clambering up a tree. Let us hold onto that experience, and fight for the environment that makes it possible, both for the child in each of us, and for those that come after us.
We all know what it’s like waking up on a cold winter morning. You pray that the temperature in your bedroom is somewhat bearable while you rest cocooned inside your blanket. You dread the thought of having to step on the cold hardwood floor but you know that that is the only way you’ll wake yourself up enough to start the day.
The first few minutes of cold arctic air blasting your sleepy body are enough to make you shudder and wake up with a start, although your brain is not so eager to get on the wake up train. The coffee pot is calling for you and you run towards it, only to stumble every few inches on your feet. Foot coordination seems to be off, but once the sweet brown ambrosia hits your palate, everything is back on track and you’re ready to get on with your day.
Nature can be quite an extravagance in its own way. This video here is the perfect example of just one of the many natural phenomenons. As the tide flows in from the river into the lake, it pushes this frozen plate of water and giving it a circular movement. Words really do underestimate this happening, so be sure to check this video out.