The pictures are of and by nature. The idea for this book evolved during my many walks on the beaches and in the woods of Nova Scotia. It is faszinating to observe the colors, textures and designs that natually occur on all the different materials, skies and landscapes. To see the beauty in the art nature creates, you need to change the way you look at the world around you. You need to stop seeing the big picture and look for details. To look at the shapes and patterns which occur, rather than focusing on the actual objects. Seeing this kind of detail is the first step in spotting the potential for abstract art in nature. You need to train your eye to see the world anew.