outdoor specimens

When I come and go from our cozy bungalow apartment I stop to reflect on these specimens...
I admire the textures of each, noting the differences and appreciating the complexity of each structure. I get caught in the splendid awe of nature. 

I often wonder who collected them. The little lady downstairs? her parents? or a friend who thought they would be appreciated here? No matter, I am happy to have them to reflect on daily. A little reminder of just how precious nature is.