Sunday Nature Quote: Wilderness

“This is not wilderness for designation or for a park. Not a scenic wilderness and not one good for fishing or the viewing of wildlife. It is wilderness that gets into your nostrils, that runs with your sweat. It is the core of everything living, wilderness like molten iron.”

~  ~    Craig Childs

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Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, Kentucky

Sunday Nature Quotes: Tree at My Window

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Tree at my window,

window tree,

My sash is lowered when

night comes on;

But let there never be

curtain drawn

 Between you and me.

Robert Frost  ~  “Tree at My Window”

*Photo taken at Spring Hill Camp and Retreat, Seymour, Indiana

Sunday Nature Quotes: The Space Around

“Each thing organizes the space around it, rebuffing or sidling up against other things; each thing calls, gestures, beckons to other beings or battles them for our attention; things expose themselves to the sun or retreat among the shadows, shouting with their loud colors or whispering with their seeds; rocks snag lichen spores from the air and shelter spiders under their flanks; clouds converse with the fathomless blue and metamorphose into one another; they spill rain upon the land, which gathers in rivulets and carves out canyons…”

David Abram

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Temperance River Gorge, Minnesota

Sunday Nature Quote: Forests

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If a man walk in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer; but if he spends his whole day as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making earth bald before her time, he is esteemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. As if a town had no interest in its forests but to cut them down!

Henry David Thoreau

Sunday Nature Quotes: Flowers

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“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine to the soul.”

Luther Burbank

Sunday Nature Quotes: Best Medicine

“A mountain is the best medicine for a troubled mind. Seldom does man ponder his own insignificance. He thinks he is master of all things. He thinks the world is his without bonds. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Only when he tramps the mountains alone, communing with nature, observing other insignificant creatures about him, to come and go as he will, does he awaken to his own short-lived presence on earth.”

Finis Mitchell

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Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Sunday Nature Quotes: Green Pastures

He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Psalm 23:2-3

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Roadside rest area, US 8, central Wisconsin

Sunday’s Nature Quote: Come to the woods

Come to the woods, for here is rest.

John Muir

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Sunday Nature Quote: The Unifier

The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.

~ ~  Jacques Yves Cousteau  ~ ~

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Cocoa Beach, Florida

Sunday Nature Quote: Birds of the air

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

~ ~  Matthew 6:26  ~ ~

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Mount Moran, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming