Simplicity

“Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy”

― Isaac Newton

Day 13 of the 14 day self isolation. We went for a walk down the road to a friends property. There is an old road that we walked along. Towards the end of the used part of the road the forest is taking possession again.

We are fortunate to have places like this, trails, to get out and walk and see nature. I agree with Newton. I do think nature is pleased with simplicity.

This is my response to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge Simplicity

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  1. Leya says:

    Excellent, Anne – and yes, the forest walks keep me sane too. I hope. Thank you for the extra tour.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Leya. Stay strong and stay well🙂

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  2. Photos were wonderful and post is also sweet 😊

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  3. Linda Book says:

    Lovely photos. Lovely attitude to an isolation that is truly stagnating. Nature is so generous. Doesn’t matter that Covid19 is punishing us, Nature is going ahead as planned. There are leaves and there arefloers and it is all, beginning.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      The power of nature to replenish itself is what struck me when I saw the disused part of that old road. Those little trees are happily growing and will continue. Thank you for your comment.

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  4. My daughter emailed me to say that they may not be allowed out, due to stupidity of people in crowds

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    1. anne leueen says:

      What is wrong with these people??? My son in London goes out and runs in the evening. He says he will keep on doing that for exercise until they order a complete shut in. He has a premonition that this will happen!

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      1. .My daughter reckons it will. They live in a tiny village, with fields all around them. They never see anyone walking behind their house. It would be sad if they couldn’t go back there.😪

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  5. Tina Schell says:

    I loved your second image this week Anne – it really tells the story. Stay well and enjoy the peace of nature.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Well the walks are keeping us sane Tina. Thank you for commenting.

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  6. Amy says:

    How wonderful to be out there and enjoy nature, Anne. Beautiful images and quote.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Amy. We are so lucky to be able to get outside and go for walks.

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  7. Nice shots and perfect for the theme.
    I’m wondering if that that quotation is a modern paraphrase. It might be a rephrasing of “Nature does nothing in vain when less will serve, for Nature is pleased with simplicity…”. That’s longer, but it’s also nice. I keep finding out, that a lot of Bible sayings I’ve heard, are paraphrases, because the olde tyme language from the King James Bible can be kind of hard to understand. And simplicity really is a virtue!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      You may be right. I googled and went to a quote site and found it. I was reading Hamlet this morning and the complexity of the language was gobsmacking!😳 I need to expand my reading to more classics!

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      1. When I actually see the plays, I can follow 90% of it, but when I try to read it, holy cow 1/2 of it is unknown.

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        1. anne leueen says:

          I think that the actors make sense of it for us in their delivery of the lines.

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      2. And “gobsmacking” is such a great word! I wish they used it in the U.S., we don’t have anything that colorful here.

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        1. anne leueen says:

          It is a favorite of mine as I find it so descriptive of the feeling it describes.

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    2. anne leueen says:

      On looking at it again and considering Newton I think it is highly unlikely he used the term “dummy”.

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      1. I agree, seems like he would’ve used “dolt” or “simpleton” or some other old-fashioned term. I tried to look up when “dummy” came into use, and it looks like in Newton’s day, it might’ve meant “a person incapable of speaking.” It’s just like Sherlock Holmes saying “Elementary, my dear Watson,” I guess he never actually said that exact thing, in any of the stories.

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  8. great quote and photos, Anne.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. I always enjoy your photos.

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