Nature vs Nurture

Posted by Claudia Moser on 5:38 PM in ,
"[Nature and nurture are] a convenient jingle of words, for it separates under two distinct heads the innumerable elements of which personality is composed. Nature is all that a man brings with himself into the world; nurture is every influence that affects him after his birth."
by Charles Darwin

As Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote that "...man is a bundle of relations, a knot of roots,
whose flower and fruitage is the world. His faculties refer to natures out of him, and predict the world he is to inhabit, as the fins of the fish foreshow that water exists, or the wings of an eagle in the egg presuppose air. He cannot live without a world.", I also believe that the world around us influences our view on life and our choices.

For me autumn is a pure joy, the mix of colours and textures is inspiring. I love the anbundancy, the smells, the way light plays in the forest. I truly come to life in autumn, I live intensly during the day enjoying the sun. I create many dishes, mostly with the autumnal products, like beetroot and berries.

Today was a gift, a perfect sunny day, with high temperatures, great company. Under the influence of nature I enjoyed autumn, pure and simple.



Anonymous says:

Beautiful pics. :O)

@Beth - nature at its best today!

I love those quote you included! Beautiful. I also love fall, oh the smells and colors, and the spices used! Nice post.

They're lovely Autmn pictures and it's the sunny bit of this part of the year that really is so beautiful. I know what you mean about all the cooking with seasonal produce, it's creative and fun and "celebrates" each season. Lovely post!

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments, sorry I'm always a bit slow with my visits.

Have a great Sunday evening, Love from London xo

Autumn is a wonderful time of year for me too. Lovely pictures!

Awesome post .Autumn has its own beauty .Love the pics.

What a marvellous post, Caludia and amazing pictures! Truly stunning! Thank you for sharing such beauty with us.

Absolutely perfectly YOU.

Beautiful photos :)

Gorgeous. We are experiencing similar weather here in South Carolina. Hope to get out and enjoy a bit of sunshine and color.

pure and simple..YES, just like you..loved this!!!!! thank you so much for the walk and pics of autumn! SO MAGNIFICENT!!!! I don't have this in Florida

Beautiful colors, beautiful fall pictures!

What fabulous colours. Thank you Claudia.

Hi Claudia. Those photos are absolutely amazing. Such wonderful autumn colours. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous says:

Beautiful pictures! I want to insert myself into every one of them. Loved the quotes on nature vs. nurture too!

ahhh, fall beauty...very nice

@MB - well yes, autumn is so rich isnt't it?`
@Mademoiselle - no worries, I love to visit your blog, always something worth reading / seeing!
@Belle - thank you, nature is the best inspiration ever!
@Izdiher - thank you so much!
@Desiree - you are welcome, I was so happy when taking these pictures!
@Jo - that is so sweet!
@Luan - thanks!
@Barb - well the sun was pretty powerful this weekend, I hope this wave of good weather stays for a while!
@Brenda - well each corner of this Earth has its magic, I am sure Florida is worth seeing as well!
@Laura - fall is indeed superb!
@Sarah - always happy to post beautiful snaps!
@Diane - :)
@Beachlover - yes, the quotes are pretty good, in the end I did not write much on the theme, ups :)
@Sylvia - indeed!

Beautiful pictures! The colors are very pretty!!

Lovely photos! I love the colours of autumn.

Beautiful, beautiful photos.

@Bibi & The Host & Alana - thank you ladies!

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