Today’s quote (up to July 31, 2010)

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man. — Charles Darwin

Friday, July 30, 2010

Nature is man’s teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence. — Alfred Bernhard Nobel

Thursday, July 29, 2010

It is my intention to present — through the medium of photography — intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.  — Ansel Adams

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule. — Michael Pollan

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Of all man’s works of art, a cathedral is greatest. A vast and majestic tree is greater than that. — Henry Ward Beecher

Monday, July 26, 2010

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit. — Edward Abbey

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Such is the audacity of man, that he hath learned to counterfeit Nature, yea, and is so bold as to challenge her in her work.   — Pliny the Elder

Saturday, July 24, 2010

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. — Helen Keller

Friday, July 23, 2010

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. — John Muir

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The linden, in the fervors of July,
Hums with a louder concert. When the wind
Sweeps the broad forest in its summer prime,
As when some master-hand exulting sweeps
The keys of some great organ, ye give forth
The music of the woodland depths, a hymn
Of gladness and of thanks.
William Cullen Bryant, Among the Trees

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. — Rachel Carlson

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. — Buddha

Monday, July 19, 2010

Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere. — Blaise Pascal

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Oh, the summer night
Has a smile of light
And she sits on a sapphire throne. —
Barry Cornwall, The Nights

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul. — Edvard Munch

Friday, July 16, 2010

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God. — George Washington Carver

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world. — Anonymous

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Art gallery?  Who needs it?  Look up at the swirling silver-lined clouds in the magnificent blue sky or at the silently blazing stars at midnight.  How could indoor art be any more masterfully created than God’s museum of nature?  — Grey Livingston

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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

Monday, July 12, 2010

Climb up on some hill at sunrise.  Everybody needs perspective once in a while, and you’ll find it there.  — Robb Sagendorph

Sunday, July 11, 2010

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.  — e.e. cummings

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The rain comes when the wind calls. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, July 9, 2010

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

Thursday, July 8, 2010

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more. —
Lord Byron

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

To the dull mind nature is leaden; To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Live in each season as it passes: breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit. — Henry David Thoreau

Monday, July 5, 2010

Avoid greatness; in a cottage there may be more real happiness than kings or their favourites enjoy.Horace

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake. — Wallace Stevens

Saturday, July 3, 2010

To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon the verdant green hills is the most perfect refreshment. — Jane Austin

Friday, July 2, 2010

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.  — John Lubbock

Thursday, July 1, 2010 — Happy Canada Day!

To see a World in a Grain of Sand

And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand

And Eternity in an hour.

William Blake

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