Contemplatio and Odd Creatures
It is time easily pushed aside or forgotten as we rush about our lives or get caught in a cycle of petty minutiae. I know Rodin's context is in terms of fleshing out (excuse the pun) the spirit of nature out of a block of marble, but spending time JUST looking at nature can animate us, feed our souls, ease us, inspire us.
About Auguste Rodin
Odd Creatures in the Garden
I was watching butterflies in the garden and decided to take a couple of photographs and saw a strange little creature that I'd never noticed before.
At first I thought it was a hummingbird, or a large strange bee, but after some research discovered it is a Hummingbird Moth. I have seen them flitting around, but never really LOOKED at them.
According to the link above it takes a "certain amount of luck" to see one.
Here is an amazing photo from Wikipedia
|Image courtesy of IronChris Creative Commons Wikipedia|