20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Stop and smell the pine needles

As the morning fog slowly disappears, the lake's vastness grows. Surrounded solely by mother nature and her natural wonders comes the moment of peace. Peace within the silence and stillness of our natural surroundings. The calm wind blows through the trees and bounces off the lake's flat surface, casting a warm cozy smell of pine through the atmosphere. The only thing to do is stop and smell the pine needles. Mother nature is beautiful, and let us not forget her beauty. Some moments are short, but the memories can last a lifetime. Today's society can be pretty chaotic, so remember to stop and smell the pine needles.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2021
Date Uploaded: 10.2022
Photo Location: Minnesota, United States of America
Camera: iPhone X
Copyright: © Shannon Milton