Patterns, Shapes and Lines in Nature

Seeking out patterns, shapes, lines and colorful subjects in nature is a great exercise for your eyes and brain.  Nature is a never ending supply of all of these things.  Below are some photos of various plants, flowers and trees that caught my eye. The first photo is titled Music in the Garden, because the blades of grass reminded me of musical notes.  I took this photo at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, AZ.  Every time I go there, I see something different.  It is one of my favorite places to get lost with my camera.

Music in the Garden
Music in the Garden
 Water Lily  I love the interplay of the vines beneath the water and their connection with the lily pads and flower.

Water Lily  I love the interplay of the vines beneath the water and their connection with the lily pads and flower.

 This flower made me think of the sun rising on a misty morning.

This flower made me think of the sun rising on a misty morning.

 Mighty little succulents. Nature creates the most beautiful shapes.

Mighty little succulents. Nature creates the most beautiful shapes.

 Tip of a Lupine

Tip of a Lupine

 Trees in Flagstaff, AZ. Camera movement and multiple images.

Trees in Flagstaff, AZ. Camera movement and multiple images.

 Channeling Monet with some motion blur.

Channeling Monet with some motion blur.