Nature is the real religion. Like walking through cathedrals. Actually, these are the real cathedrals. I think I’ve been shooting nature theses past few years because they lack everything that is wrong with humanity. No matter how crazy, dangerous, “ugly” or “beautiful”, nature is perfect. Even it’s reaction to humanity’s disrespect is perfect. It is what it is, and it knows. Walking through Cumberland was in some ways opposite from Antarctica. Lush, green, “populated” (by plants and wildlife), growing. The synergy between all of the living things’ is amazing. The way trees react and adapt to each other and their surroundings. Nature adapts to its surroundings to survive. There’s a cycle for the ecosystem to work. Humans adapt their surroundings to their needs to survive. There is no cycle (other than life and death). It’s not circular. It’s a line. Sometimes it’s crooked, but it’s a line and it never comes full circle. The depletion of resources, only to grow and consume the next available resources, all while destroying anything that gets in their way. The chaos of nature is perfect design. It’s something that fascinates me. Few human activities can replicate chaos as design, with the exception maybe of free form art.