A Rural Life

“As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration.  I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children.”

~John Adams (1735-1826), 2nd President of the United States of America

(Quote Source: quotegarden.com)

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I agree wholeheartedly with John Adams!

Call of the Wilderness

“The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom.”

~Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), 26th President of the United States of America

(Quote Source: quoteaddicts.com)

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Autumn colors begin to make their annual appearance in northern Wisconsin.

A lovely walkway…

“I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we only tune in.”

~George Washington Carver (1860s-1943), American botanist and inventor

(Quote Source: smithsonianmag.com)

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A lovely walkway at Burwell Park in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Minnesota Summer

“Aaah, summer – that long anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility. It’s a time to hunt for insects, master handstands, practice swimming strokes, conquer trees, explore nooks and crannies, and make new friends.”

~ Darell Hammond, (1955- ) American actor, stand-up comedian and impressionist

(Quote Source: brainyquote.com)

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Summer comes and goes too quickly, especially in Minnesota.

Like music and art…

“Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.”

~Jimmy Carter, (1924- ) 39th President of the United States

(Quote Source: brainyquote.com)

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I was amazed by the variety of landscapes one could find to photograph in Utah when I visited there some years ago.  I have posted some before on this blog and today offer yet another.  Utah is a beautiful place!