Tag Archives: Nature quotes

Waiting to Exhale

Early morning, not a leaf stirring, birds silently roosting, insects motionlessly waiting for the heat of day. It is as if nature has taken a deep breath and then paused, waiting to exhale. “Watching the animals come and go, and … Continue reading

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A Time to be Patient

The sweet, intoxicating fragrance of milkweed is heavy in the air today and I am patiently, hopefully waiting for a monarch butterfly to be drawn to my yard by the scent. Meanwhile, I am enjoying watching and photographing a host … Continue reading

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Bees and Spiders and Snakes, Oh My.

“Develop a boundless ethic which includes all living things.” I had just finished finished typing this paraphrase of Albert Schweitzer’s advice when a small warbler hit the sliding glass door beside my desk.  I ran out to scoop her up … Continue reading

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Woodland Calligraphy

Naturalists and artists tend to appreciate details within the big picture.  We marvel at the the shapes of shadows, the perfect hexagons in a comb of honey and the curly-cues and flourishes of tendrils.  In these are the characters, alphabets … Continue reading

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Through a Forest Wilderness

“A wilderness…is hereby recognized as an area where….man himself is a visitor who does not remain.”     The Wilderness Act of 1964 50 years ago this month congress passed The Wilderness Act of 1964 and it was signed into law by … Continue reading

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