Today’s quote

June 3, 2011

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

June 2, 2011

The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.

— Author unknown

June 1, 2011

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

— Al Bernstein

May 31, 2011

Except for children (who don’t know enough not to ask the important questions), few of us spend time wondering why nature is the way it is.

— Carl Sagan

May 30, 2011

The more we are separated from nature, the unhappier we get.

— Author unknown

May 29, 2011

Nature’s music is never over; her silences are pauses, not conclusions.

— Mary Webb

May 28, 2011

That’s the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, lest you should think he never could recapture the first fine careless rapture!

— Robert Browning

May 27, 2011

We belong to no cult. We are not Nature Lovers. We don’t love nature any more than we love breathing. Nature is something indispensable, like air and light and water, that we accept as necessary to living, and the nearer we can get to it, the happier we are.

— Louise Dickinson Rich

May 26, 2011

It’s a beautiful day, don’t let it get away.

— Author unknown

May 25, 2011

If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment.

— Georgia O’Keefe

May 24, 2011

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken over-civilized people are going to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.

— John Muir

May 23, 2011

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

— Ansel Adams

May 22, 2011

Unless someone you like cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.

— Dr. Seuss

May 21, 2011

It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature’s gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.

— Jimmy Carter

May 20, 2011

There are unknown forces within Nature; when we give ourselves wholly to her, without reserve, she leads them to us; she shows us those forms which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence does not understand or suspect.

— August Rodin

May 19, 2011

Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons; it is to grow in the open air and eat and sleep with the Earth.

— Walt Whitman

May 18, 2011

In wilderness I sense the miracle of life and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.

— Charles A. Lindbergh

May 17, 2011

Speed is irrelevant if you are going in the wrong direction.

— Mahatma Gandhi

May 16, 2011

The Wilderness holds answers to questions man has not learned to ask. — Nancy Newhall

May 15, 2011

Eventually we will realize that we destroy the environment, we will destroy ourselves.

— Jonas Salk

May 14, 2011

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

— Lao Tzu

May 13, 2011

See the world as it truly is, small and blue, beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats.

— Archibald Macleish

May 12, 2011

The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.

— Edwin Way Teale

May 11, 2011

Nature is never finished.

— Robert Smithson

May 10, 2011

And I think that the environment is one very strong way to counterbalance the chaotic nature of our life.

— Minoru Yamasaki

May 9, 2011

I have my own views about Nature’s methods, thouogh I feel that it is rather like a beetle giving his opinions about the Milky Way.

— Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

May 8, 2011

The day I see a leaf is a marvel of a day.

— Kenneth Patton

May 7, 2011

For lack of attention a thousand forms of loveliness elude us every day.

— Evelyn Underhill

May 6, 2011

Science has never dreamed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.

— W. Earl Hall

May 5, 2011

The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.

— e. e. cummings

May 4, 2011

But winter lingering chills the lap of May.

— Oliver Goldsmith

May 3, 2011

For thee, sweet month; the groves green liveries wear.

If not the first, the fairest of the year;

For thee the Graces lead the dancing hours,

And Nature’s ready pencil paints the flowers.

When they short reign is past, the feverish sun

The sultry tropic fears, and moves more slowly on.

— John Dryden

May 2, 2011

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

— Marcel Proust

May 1, 2011  — Happy May Day!

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

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