“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
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A lovely walkway at Burwell Park in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
“Differences simply act as a yarn of curiosity unraveling until we get to the other side.”
~Ciore Taylor, The Conversation Starts Here: A Perspective of Self, Culture, and the American Society
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A variety of sheep grazing peacefully together in a Minnesota country field.
“If you reconnect with nature and the wilderness you will not only find the meaning of life but you will experience what it means to be truly alive.”
~ Sylvia Dolson, Joy of Bears
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When news of the day and troubles in the world start to get me down, I return to nature to remember the many blessings that still exist all around me. This year I have had the joy of watching a pair of Eastern Bluebirds set up house on my property. Watching them has been a delight!
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. “
~ Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter
“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!
“Mother Nature is always speaking. She speaks in a language understood within the peaceful mind of the sincere observer.”
~Radhanath Swami, (1950- ) guide, community builder, activist, and author
This is an Upright Prairie Coneflower growing along a roadside in Cameron, Arizona.
He came to give us an everlasting hope.
This life we live is full of challenges. There is not one among us who is spared days of sadness and fear. Nature has always been my refuge during times such as these. I take comfort in the beauty that I see around me and am reminded that God is present. He is ever faithful and I am grateful.
Nature can be cruel, but human beings do not have to be so.
“If you are driven by fear, anger or pride nature will force you to compete. If you are guided by courage, awareness, tranquility and peace nature will serve you.” ~ Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power
(Dr. Amit Ray is an Indian author, and spiritual master. He is best known for his Om meditation and integrated yoga and vipassana meditation techniques. He is author of several books on meditation and other spiritual topics.)
From a distance the world looks blue and green,
and the snow-capped mountains white.
From a distance the ocean meets the stream,
and the eagle takes to flight.
From a distance, there is harmony,
and it echoes through the land.
It’s the voice of hope, it’s the voice of peace,
it’s the voice of every man.
– from the lyrics for ‘From A Distance’ (Bette Midler)