“Beauty and seduction, I believe, are nature’s tool for survival, because we will protect what we fall in love with,” says filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg. Is there really such a thing as flower power?
“Always take time to smell the flowers, and let it fill you with beauty, and rediscover that sense of wonder. Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.”
Let’s take a few minutes to reflect on flower power.
We walk by flowers every day. We think they’re static, but they’re not.
They just exist in a different metabolic rate than our own. Every living creature or plant has its own metabolic rate.
To a redwood tree that lives 500 years, we look like time-lapse ants just scurrying around! To a mosquito sitting on your arm, we look like giants moving in slow motion.
Louie Schwartzberg is a storyteller and filmmaker who has been shooting time-lapse photography of nature, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, non-stop. His work compresses time and put you in sync with different forms of life within our interconnected world.
His work makes the invisible visible.
By seeing nature at this scale, we learn how to appreciate the fullness and richness of time. You can see how every minute of your life is full of tremendous potential.
Even though your life changes with each new decade, you can follow nature’s spirit of resilience and collaboration.
“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars,” wrote Victor Hugo in his famous novel, Les Misérables.
He saw great power and promise in flowers, a shift in consciousness that can change everything. What do you think about flower power?