Breathing Space: July 2010
Mattituck, New York
One doesn't have to go far to find beauty in a garden. Even the tiniest drops of rain on a hosta leaf in the morning light are there for us to enjoy.Want to share your pictures with us? Upload your nature-inspired images
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Walking through the prairie early one morning, I discovered these wonderful treasures covered in dew. While most people were still sleeping, I was fortunate to witness this breathtaking moment of nature.What's your favorite place to be in the summer? Share it with us
The entire family rushed out of our summer cottage on Buffalo Lake to take in the view as clouds rolled in to create this dramatic sunset. A great reminder to take a breath and be grateful for the escape from busy city life.
What do you love about summer? Send us your favorite photos!
East Aurora, New York
What a beautiful morning. This bird was enjoying his morning, as was I. This is just so breathtaking. I couldn't believe the wonderful colors. How God's nature is like a coloring book.Where's your favorite place outdoors? Share it with us
I enjoy photographing flowers and plants up close so that the detail and beauty of nature shines more than ever. I was lucky that this butterfly stayed still long enough for me to capture it, and I'm very happy about the way the picture turned out!Are you a good photographer? Show us your favorite photos of summer
Big waves—the picture speaks for itself. Imagine that guy is near 6 feet tall and figure out the size of the wave he is on!Are you a great photographer? We want to see!
While driving through Ireland, I came across this abandoned castle. The picture I captured has become the place I mentally go to when I need a break from the rest of the world.Want to share your pictures with us? Upload your images
Photograph by Apolinar P.
I was born in New York City and raised in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I am a photographer/artist. I consider myself an artist with a mechanical tool that helps me express myself and my subjects in a complementing way.Share your nature-inspired photos with us
I think this photo has many dimensions, in that it shows a little bit of the vastness of the earth. I think it's also inspirational and has a sense of mystery because it makes you wonder what's beyond the light and what maybe to the left or right of the photo.What's your favorite place outdoors? Share your photos with us
San Bernardino, California
The Mojave is stunning to look at, even if it can be hard to live with. Nothing says "breathing space" to me quite as much as this photograph taken in Death Valley.Capture nature scenes on your camera and share them with us!
Photograph by Giovanni R.
The picture was taken at sunset in Samoa. The air was still and the ocean a glass slate. I watched in awe of the serenity of a minuscule part of the universe, happy that I could experience a moment of deep inner peace.What inspires you outdoors? Share your photos with us
Fayetteville, North Carolina
I found the fungi growing on the stump of a tree we had cut down earlier in the year. As a jewelry designer who works with sterling silver, copper and brass, I am always looking for inspiration in nature. I was attracted to the "ripples" found on the underside and the smoothness of the top. Color, texture, translucency—inspiration is there for the taking.Summer is right around the corner! Show us your unique pictures
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
This is what happens when you take the time to really "see." So many times I have walked through this prairie looking for the "money shot." But after taking a workshop at the local nature center, I learned to slow down and to really look at what was right in front of me. This shot taken from HD video is a result of finally opening my eyes and seeing.Where's the most serene place you've been? Share images with us
Macro view of a baby turtle. Look how his eye blends right in with the rest of his body. Isn't he beautiful?Ready for summer? Share your photos on Oprah.com!
Photograph by Jennifer M.
I am blessed with a beautiful flower garden that was started before I came here. This peony blossom reminds me that nature is always renewing itself. Every day I see a new wonder here and want to share it with others.Do you grow beautiful flowers? Show them to us
Lake Tahoe, California
Nothing better than waking up to a sunrise on the west shore of Lake Tahoe.Where do you find peace outdoors? Upload your photos
Our farm has much wildlife! Often I miss the opportunity of capturing the moment because I don't have a camera. Yesterday while blackberry picking, I remembered to bring my camera and captured a beautiful butterfly! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.Upload your favorite photos now
I love the colors in this photo. The open petals depict the openness I have to life, especially in the summertime.Share your calm with us! Upload your images today
Lake Tahoe, California
The blue water of Lake Tahoe is one of the best sites on Earth. I'm fortunate to live close by and never tire of the colors or of the natural beauty. It brings peace to me.Want to share your pictures with us? Upload them now!