Still Learning To See


Nature overflows with patterns, whether growing branches, ripples in a pond or the fan of petals on a flower. Many are images of some sort of tension. None is “perfect”—such an impossible human concept—but many tend in that direction because that is what so often works in nature. Seeing these patterns is humbling, a continuing lesson is the beauty the world is—exactly as it is with nothing added.

The sand, wind and gravity create the patterns in the dunes. Add light and shadow and the images become works of art.

I especially love seeing how wind drives patterns in both the sand and the clouds. The similarities are striking, the differences fascinating.


This entry was published on September 1, 2012 at 8:43 am. It’s filed under Clouds, Patterns, Sunrise and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Patterns

  1. Lani (Miller) Cunningham on said:

    Great eye, John. I enjoy your appreciation of nature. Ludington is beautiful, isn’t it?

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