What We Love This Week, Volume XXIX

Stunning Rural Landscapes Blend Reality With Dreams

For many, nature–the reality from which all of us hail–is little more than a dream in a world defined by brick, plaster and concrete. It’s easy to confuse the two, and it’s even easier to think that a return to nature within a walled world is impossible. Convening the other-worldly aspects of rural life with the realism manifest within a camera’s lens, photographer Lisa Wood presents landscapes that are palpable yet still seem, for whatever reason, entirely out of reach to us. Be sure to visit My Modern Met for more pictorial representations of heaven on Earth.

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The Glowing Gazania Flower

Gazania Flower

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Why settle for one color when you can have several?

A Technicolor Tulip Field

A Tulip Farm

Typically considered the symbol of fame and perfect love, the 109 known species of tulips are certainly a sight to behold–especially from above.