Nature has a way of doing that encompases all of us, like it or not. Again we hear the media tell us that the "El Nino" is the reason for the change in weather. I'm hoping others are recognizing that what we are being told doesn't match what our picture window and inner self show us. Nature is. And I love to look at it in all its states of changes. I can walk the same path repeatedly and notice differences all the time. Many times I bring home various gatherings of objects from nature and manmade to create a new still life or adornment. Precious stones? Possibly not, but precious none the less to me.