Today’s quote (up to June 30, 2010)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.  — Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The moon is at her full, and riding high,

Floods the calm fields with light.

The airs that hover in the summer sky

Are all asleep to-night.   — William Cullen Bryant

Monday, June 28, 2010

All was silent as before — All silent save the dripping rain. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sunday, June 27, 2010

If the rain spoils our picnic, but saves a farmer’s crop, who are we to say it shouldn’t rain? — Tom Barrett

Saturday, June 26, 2010

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. — John Muir

Friday, June 25, 2010

Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing “Embraceable You” in spats.” — Woody Allen

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June. — L. M. Montgomery

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows. —  St. Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer has now thrown open her emerald doors. Every part of the landscape is profuse in leaves and flowers, and “green-robed senators of mighty woods” are clothed in their most elegant array. — Author unknown

Monday, June 21, 2010 — Welcome summer!

Summer afternoon, summer afternoon. . . the two most beautiful words in the English language. — Henry James

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the stars and the mountains above. Let them look at the waters and the trees and flowers on Earth. Then they will begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education. –– David Polis

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion. — Lorraine Anderson

Friday, June 18, 2010

When despair for the world grows in me, and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be — I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought or grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.  — Wendell Berry

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Remember that every drop of rain that falls bears into the bosom of the earth a quality of beautiful fertility. — George Henry Lewes

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

When I go out into the countryside and see the sun and the green and everything flowering, I say to myself, “Yes indeed, all that belongs to me!” — Henri Rousseau

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

So mellow the gentle breath of june day breeze

The birds rejoicing on the leafy trees

And dappled trout in pool bed of the stream

Bask in the sun their spotted skins agleam — Francis Duggan

Monday, June 14, 2010

Nature always springs to the surface and manages to show what she is. It is vain to stop or try to drive her back. She breaks through every obstacle, pushes forward, and at last makes for herself a way.— Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Storms make trees take deeper roots. — Dolly Parton

Saturday, June 12, 2010

What is the good of having a nice house without a decent planet to put it on? — Henry David Thoreau

Friday, June 11, 2010

See how nature  — trees, flowers, grass  —  grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence … we need silence to be able to touch souls.

— Mother Teresa

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days — Robert Leighton

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

After the rain cometh the fair weather. — Aesop

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

When I go out into the countryside and see the sun and the green and everything flowering, I say to myself “Yes indeed, all that belongs to me!” — Henri Rousseau

Monday, June 7, 2010

What is one to say about June, the  time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade. — Gertrude Jekyll

Sunday, June 6, 2010

In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them. — Aldo Leopold

Saturday, June 5, 2010

No price is set on the lavish summer;
June may be had by the poorest comer.
James Russell Lowell

Friday, June 4, 2010

I am sure it is a great mistake always to know enough to go in when it rains. One may keep snug and dry by such knowledge, but one misses a world of loveliness.
Adeline Knapp

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain. — Frank Lloyd Wright

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place; from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web. — Pable Picasso

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June. — Al Bernstein

Monday, May 31, 2010

May, queen of blossoms,

And fulfilling flowers,

With what pretty music

Shall we charm the hours?

Wilt thou have pipe and reed,

Blown in the open mead?

Or to the lute give heed

In the green bowers. — Lord Edward Thurlow

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Who first beholds the light of day
In Spring’s sweet flowery month of May
And wears an Emerald all her life,
Shall be a loved and happy wife.
— Unknown

Saturday, May 29, 2010

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us. — Albert Einstein

Friday, May 28, 2010

What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it. — Isaac Bashevis Singer

Thursday, May 27, 2010

To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature. — August Rodin

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun. —  Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.  — Elwyn Brooks White

Monday, May 24, 2010

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. — Anne Frank

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The day, water, sun, moon, night — I do not have to purchase these things with money. — Plautis

Saturday, May 22, 2010

He that plants trees loves others besides himself. — Thomas Fuller

Friday, May 21, 2010

Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, help to make earth happy, like heaven above. — Julia Fletcher Carney

Thursday, May 20, 2010

All my life, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child. — Marie Curie

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A weed is nothing more than a flower in disguise. — James Russell Lowell

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Nature’s laws are the invisible government of the earth. — Alfred Armand Montapert

Monday, May 17, 2010

He who feels that he is too small to make a difference has never been bitten by a mosquito. — Unknown

Sunday, May 16, 2010

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. –RabindranathTagore

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more. — Vincent van Gogh

Friday, May 14, 2010

We cannot remember too often that when we observe nature, and especially the ordering of nature, it is always ourselves alone we are observing. — G.C. Lichtenberg

Thursday, May 13, 2010

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. — Alice Walker

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration. — Claude Monet

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do. — Michel de Montaigne

Monday, May 10, 2010

I’ve always regarded nature as the clothing of God. — Alan Hovhaness

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Nature does nothing uselessly.  — Aristotle

Saturday May 8, 2010

Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.  — Victor Hugo

Friday, May 7, 2010

A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. —John Muir

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The rain-drops’ showery dance and rhythmic beat,
With tinkling of innumerable feet. — Abraham Coles

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Come forth into the light of things; let nature be your teacher. — William Wordsworth

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Among the changing months, May stands confest

The sweetest, and in fairest colors dressed. — James Thomson

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sweet May hath come to love us,

Flowers, trees, their blossoms don;

And through the blue heavens above us

The very clouds move on. — Heinrich Heine

Sunday, May 2, 2010 — Happy Paddle the Don Day!

What sets a canoeing expedition apart is that it purifies you more rapidly and inescapably than any other travel. Travel a thousand miles by train and you are a brute; pedal five hundred on a bicycle and you remain basically a bourgeois; paddle a hundred in a canoe and you are already a child of nature. — Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Saturday, May 1, 2010 — Happy May Day!

The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of its scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness. — Therese of Lisieux

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