~Author UnknownNever does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
~Alan HovhanessNature is new every morning.
Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill,
Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.
Nature is sanative, refining, elevating.
~Alfred Billings StreetFew people read from the library of Nature.
~Laurie Gough, “Light on a Moonless Night”
The blue of heaven is duplicated in my own soul.
The songs of the birds are in the high branches of my being.
~Muriel Strode (1875–1964), "Songs of Him: V," , 1921
A wise man can do no better than to turn from the churches and look up through the airy majesty of the wayside trees with exultation, with resignation, at the unconquerable unimplicated sun.
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It is no wonder that there is so little substantial enjoyment of Nature in the community, when we feed children on grammars and dictionaries only, and take no pains to train them to see that which is before their eyes.
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~Thomas Wentworth Higginson, "April Days," first published 1861, quoted from the 1897 edition
Rain is my favorite color
Autumn's breath is too
Sunshine on the water
A sunset breeze's hue
The taste of freedom excites me
And the smell of love brand new
I touch your soul and feel its silk
Hear the silence and know it's true
~Terri Guillemets, 1988
Nature is not benevolent: with ruthless indifference she makes all things serve their purposes...
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~Olive Thorne Miller, "Tramps with an Enthusiast," , May 1895 #hsp
If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.