Picturebook of the Natural World

As the weather begins to cool, so too the tug to stay indoors. As I was reminded of last Sunday, hiking the outdoors, it’s well worth fighting that urge. It is hoped that the following thoughts will stir the heart and assist it in overcoming the inertia that begins to set in this time of year:

“How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.”

John Burroughs

“Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.”

Standing Bear

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”

John Burroughs

“One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.” Leo Tolstoy

“Up north is only 70 miles by freeway, but magically transports you a million miles away.”

Frank Vascellaro

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

Lao Tzu

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”

John Muir

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”

Gary Snyder

“Nature does nothing uselessly.”


“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”

Henry David Thoreau

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