Weekly photo challenge – simple

naturally simple

For this post I had one simple thing in mind. I remember finding it at the beach one day (don’t remember where) when I was feeling overwhelmed with life. I picked up this object from the beach and studied it. The more I looked, I could see its simple but intricate beauty. It has been a little reminder to me to keep things simple – that there are simple treasures to be found and I would find them in my life… Many times I have picked up that tiny piece of coral and felt it embodied hope for me.

volcanic stones from near Meekatharra in Western Australia

Over the years I collected some other simple things that are symbols to me of natural strength and beauty – sea shells, a hazelnut and an unusual stone.

My last photo is of an opal before it is refined and a polished stone.

raw opal and a polished stone