Rugged beauty defies the violence of the sea that made it here on the coast of Devon. The landscape is indifferent to its influences, but humanity is blessed with an ability to detect the abstract quality we call natural beauty.
Probably, such appreciation was initially an essential component of our make-up, a spur to make us appreciate, and therefore preserve and protect, the natural world we inhabited in the youth of our species. It quickly became a vital part of our evolution.
The saddest aspect of this gift of nature is how many have now become, at best, immune to the astounding beauty that daily surrounds us, perhaps because we live in man-made cities that exist by destroying the very thing that created us, or perhaps because we live in a world where desire for the latest tech, fashion, celebrity, or entertainment has overcome concern for our environment.
Of course, not everything we create is devoid of beauty. Much of human ingenuity results in glorious constructions in many different materials, and those, too, can be celebrated, especially where they make little or no destructive impact on the environment, or are reminders of times when sustainability was not so vital as it is today; days when overpopulation and rampant capitalism had yet to become such destructive factors.
So, I present daily pictures of our world in the hope viewers will be reminded of the wonder and beauty that surrounds us if we venture away from the confines of the concrete and steel artificial world within which so many dwell. And that maybe appreciation will move us toward a more sustainable way of life.
Some of my pictures appear in the Gallery.
But, if you want images to decorate your home or office, use in calendars, greetings cards, jigsaws, advertising, or anything else you fancy in print or online, you will find more here.