John Muir’s Joy

My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir is Muir’s personal journal documenting his journey into the Sierras while watching and driving Mr. Delaney’s sheep herd for the summer. Muir’s enthusiasm and pure love of nature is evident from the first page of the book. It truly is a masterpiece of Muir’s and over … Continue reading John Muir’s Joy

A Passive Mystery

“The creeks … are an active mystery, fresh every minute. Theirs is the mystery of continuous creation and all that providence imp lies: the uncertainty of vision, the horror of the fixed, the dissolution of the present, the intricacy of beauty, the pressure of fecundity, the elusiveness of the free, and the flawed nature of perfection. … Continue reading A Passive Mystery

Mountain Days

“Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, inciting at once to work and rest! Days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God. Nevermore, however weary, should one faint by the way who gains the blessings of one mountain day; whatever his fate, long life, short life, stormy … Continue reading Mountain Days