The adventurer in me, who enjoys a good sweat when the opportunity allows, finds hiking a perfect past time. Beyond the physical challenge, the more rewarding incentive is the call to “be still”, and accepting the humble inspiration of nature.

Can you envision a lush, green forest? The verdure being untouched, perfectly imperfect. The intoxicating rich aroma of the deep and dark woods, a scent you can almost taste, its stillness calling forth…

Whether it is the Saturday morning hike on a light trail, or closing my eyes and traveling to a lavender field in the southern countryside of France, as I sip this warm lavender milk tea from my favorite local café shop, nature entices and excites, and mostly it is inspires.

A seed to a bright and beautiful sunflower, a caterpillar to a colorful butterfly, creation takes its perfect course. God’s design is flawless. The writer of the book of Ecclesiastes says in his writings there is a season for everything, and in God’s plan, He makes everything beautiful in His time (Ecc 3:11). There could be no truer words in creation. Nature is not rushed, yet, it is accomplished, complete in its variable states, and mostly it is perfect.

Floral design is an artform inspired by trends of society, similar to fashion and photography. However, the timeless inspiration of nature’s art, is a favored classic to me. There is so much to be said of the inspiration nature offers. I have only mentioned a few items, but if you’re looking for inspiration in your art, whatever it is you look to create—blogging, film or yourself—make it a point to go outside, and, be still.

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Matthew 6:21