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“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”              – John Ruskin

Sunset at the Cobb

The Daily Post photo challenge this week is “Forces of Nature” in which we are encouraged to share a force of nature from our corner of the world. “It can be something as large as the Grand Canyon, or as small as the tiny seedling steadily breaking is way through the concrete in your driveway.”

I so love taking photos of nature in all its beauty, from the sunset and waves crashing against the sea wall in Lyme Regis as in my top photo to

Frosty morning walk

the beautiful frosty grass and sunrays shining down on an early morning stroll in the park.

A Circumzenithal arc

Then there are upside-down rainbows which are a rare phenomenon caused by refraction of sunlight through horizontally-oriented ice crystals. This usually occurs in cirrus stratus clouds rather than raindrops on cold days as well as

Seeing double

beautiful double rainbows.

Golden leaf

To me when leaves fall to the ground the beauty does not end as can be seen above, even in decay when seen close up through a macro lens, the skeleton can look so beautiful – like golden lace.