This is the last post from Huntley Meadows, at least until we go next time.
"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods."
~a line from Lord Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage~
"Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise."
~George Washington Carver~
Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.
~ Ancient Indian Proverb ~
"The oldest living thing in existence is not a giant redwood, but a bristlecone pine in the White Mountains of California, dated to be aged 4,600 years old."
~Plants and Botany Trivia~
"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."
If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in the water.
"Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own, and makes it so much the larger and better in every way.
"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
An eternity in an hour."
"The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man."
"Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do."
~Michel de Montaigne ~
French Philosopher and Writer (1533-1592)
"If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them and what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears, one destroys."
~Chief Dan George, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, British Columbia, Canada~
"Thank God they cannot cut down the clouds!"
~Henry David Thoreau~
"As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee; to feel the earth quiver and breathe beneath us; to know a hundred different smells of mud and listen unselfconsciously to the soughing of the trees."
A Passion for this Earth
"Children are born naturalists. They explore the world with all of their senses, experiment in the environment, and communicate their discoveries to those around them."
~The Audubon Nature Preschool~