“Walking and talking are two very great pleasures, but it is a mistake to combine them. Our own noise blots out the sounds and silences of the outdoor world; and talking leads almost inevitably to smoking, and then farewell to nature as far as one of our senses is concerned. The only friend to walk … Continue reading Mood of the Countryside
“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous” – Aristotle I would like to say thank you to all of my regular followers who read and like my posts on a regular basis. You encourage me to keep this blog going! My hope is … Continue reading The Goal
“The woods are vibrant and alive when one walks through them, creatures flutter, bound, and call. But to the old bur oak, the brown behemoth, that sits wise and wide in the low swamp, the woods are quiet. For amongst the music of the thrush’s organ song, and the grunt of the deer, the Michigan … Continue reading The Woods Are Now Silent
“How delightful it is to be alone here! How wild everything is – wild as the sky and as pure! Never shall I forget this big, divine day – the Cathedral and its thousands of cassiope bells, and the landscapes around them, and this camp in the gray crags above the woods, with its … Continue reading How Wild It Is!
“Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Here grow the wallflower and the violet. The squirrel will come and sit upon your knee, the logcock will wake you in the morning. Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill. Of all the upness accessible to … Continue reading Come!