Sunday Nature Quote: Home

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”

Gary Snyder

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Mormon Row, Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming

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Sunday Nature Quote: Storms

Many of Nature’s finest lessons are to be found in her storms, and if careful to keep in right relations with them, we may go safely abroad with them, rejoicing in the grandeur and beauty of their works and ways.

~ ~  John Muir

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Sunday Nature Quote: Mystery of Nature

Talk of mysteries! — Think of our life in nature, — daily to be shown matter, to come in contact with it, — rocks, trees, wind on our cheeks! The solid earth! the actual world! the common sense! Contact! Contact! Who are we? where are we?

Henry David Thoreau

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Broke Leg Falls, Kentucky

Beauty & Joy

If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.  
~ ~   Joseph Wood Krutch   ~ ~

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Buffalo Bill Reservoir, Wyoming

Sunday Nature Quote: Orange Skies & Purple Clouds

“Thank God I have seen an orange sky with purple clouds. How easy it is to forget that we have the privilege of living in God’s art gallery.”

~ ~ Erica Goros

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Sunday Nature Quote: The Woods and Trees

“I think people who don’t know the woods very well sometimes imagine it as a kind of undifferentiated mass of greenery, an endless continuation of the wall of trees they see lining the road. And I think they wonder how it could hold anyone’s interest for very long, being all so much the same.”

~ ~ Bill McKibben

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Sunday Nature Quote: Dark

The world’s big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.
~ ~ John Muir

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Sunday Nature Quote: Bright Flower

Bright flower! whose home is everywhere
Bold in maternal nature’s care
And all the long year through the heir
Of joy or sorrow,
Methinks that there abides in thee
Some concord with humanity,
Given to no other flower I see
The forest through.

~ ~  William Wordsworth   ~ ~

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Sunday Nature Quote: In the wildness…

In wildness is the preservation of the world.

~  ~   Henry David Thoreau

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Grafton Notch State Park, Maine

 

Sunday Nature Quote: Range of Light

I have crossed the Range of Light, surely the brightest and best of all the Lord has built; and rejoicing in its glory, I gladly, gratefully, hopefully pray I may see it again.

~  ~    John Muir

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Mount Whitney, Sierra Nevada Range, California