Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Buildings & Trees

12.4.15 buildings & trees

O’Bannon Woods State Park, Indiana

 

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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 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’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 Woods

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion. For most men, it appears to me, are in a strange uncertainty about it, whether it is of the devil or of God, and have somewhat hastily concluded that it is the chief end of man here to “glorify God and enjoy him forever”.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Sunday Nature Quote: Birds – Environmental Indicators

Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we’ll soon be in trouble.

Roger Tory Peterson

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Blue Heron, Eel River, Collamer, Indiana

Sunday Nature Quote: Woods

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Robert Frost “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

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Whitewater Memorial State Park, Indiana