Inspired by Nature

“I did not know that places existed where the very landscape could shape so much of the life in and around it or that people could be so much a part of their environment or carry it within. ”  I just read this on a photographer’s profile page on Etsy and just felt the need to share.  Feel free to check him out here.

Our family has been fortunate enough to do a fair amount of travel – most recently to Kauai where the environment is so obviously a part of one’s life.  You can feel that “live Aloha” attitude in the rhythm of the day and it is so easy to adapt to that feeling while vacationing there.

Napali Coast hike
Hiking on the Kalalau trail

When we traveled last year through Canada and then on to Alaska, this was one of the things that truly stood out to me.  Perhaps because we traveled such a long distance or through such varying landscapes.  We experienced everything from the city atmosphere of Vancouver to the Calgary Stampede to the vast stretches of land in the Yukon to the fishing villages and wildlife of Alaska.  It was especially evident that the environment shaped it’s people in these areas where the people had to adapt in order to thrive.

Fishing excursion in Seward Alaska









Artist’s often state that they are inspired by nature but they are not the only ones.  We are all inspired by nature and by our environments and by the people around us.  It is easy to find that when we travel but my hope is that you will find your inspiration daily in the space you call home.  Thank you to Nicolas for this beautiful reminder.