“Oh, give me a home where the Buffalo roam
Where the Deer and the Antelope play;
Where never is heard a discouraging word,
And the sky is not clouded all day.”
~Dr. Brewster Higley (1876)
(Quote Source: 50states.com)
This photo is of my first encounter with a group of Pronghorn Antelope off of a highway in Montana. They are fascinating animals that can run at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. I was grateful they stood relatively still for me for the moment.
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
~ Gustave Flaubert, (1821-1880) French Novelist
Summer is just around the corner. What an opportune time to see new sites and reconnect with the great outdoors! I took this shot on a road trip across Montana. Where might you be planning to travel this year?
“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.”
~Doug Larson, (1926- ) American Journalist
I took this shot on a gorgeous fall day while traveling out west. I was walking and felt rather envious when I noticed the men out fishing on the river. We must never get so busy that we fail to take note of the beautiful world which surrounds us!
“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.”
~Martin Luther (1483-1546), German theologian
“The mountains are calling and I must go…”
~ John Muir, (1838-1914) Scottish born American environmentalist, naturalist, traveler, writer, and scientist
I concluded that a classic shot such as this one taken in Glacier National Park would best be described by a popular quote by John Muir. I hope you agree!
On the path that leads to nowhere I have sometimes found my soul.
~Corinne Roosevelt Robinson (younger sister of President Theodore Roosevelt)
When we need these healing times,
there is nothing better than a good long walk.
It is amazing how the rhythmic movements
of the feet and legs
are so intimately attached to cobweb cleaners
in the brain.
~Anne Wilson Schaef, Ph.D.
(bestselling author of Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much, Women’s Reality, and Co-Dependence)
“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.”
~Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) Scottish novelist, poet, and writer