COMMITMENT XVIII

               Trashing Mom

light through trees

 

“Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.” – Rupert Brooke

rainbow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“My heart leaps up when I behold a rainbow in the sky.”
– William Wordsworth

 

a hundred lakes

 

“My recollection of a hundred lovely lakes has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day. It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful.”-  Hamlin Garland

 

meadow flowers

 

“I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.” –  e. e. cummings

 

planting the dream

 

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” – Khalil Gibran

silence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“You can never get silence anywhere nowadays, have you noticed?” Bryan Ferry

 

jungle background

 

“Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes – every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.” –  Orison Swett Marden

 

old growth trees

 

“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

 

grassy carpet

 

“To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.’            Helen Keller

 

nature beckons

 

“My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves, chearful meadows, and high distant forests, which in grand order presented themselves to view.” –  William Bartram

 

to the universe

 

 

 

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”            John Muir

 

 

mother nature 4

 

“Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.” – Juvenal

 

mother nature 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
– Albert Einstein

 

nature reserve 10

 

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.” –  John Lubbock

 

nature reserve 3

 

 

 

 

 

“Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.” –  William Wordsworth

 

 

 

nature reserve 7

 

“Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.” – Hal Borland

 

current conditions reserve 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and numbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me – I am happy.” – Hamlin Garland

 

mother nature
“If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way.” Aristotle

 

“Every time I have some moment on a seashore, or in the mountains, or sometimes in a quiet forest, I think this is why the environment has to be preserved.” – Bill Bradley

 

“I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?” –  Robert Redford

 

“It is absolutely imperative that we protect, preserve and pass on this genetic heritage for man and every other living thing in as good a condition as we received it.” – David R. Brower

 

“To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.” Wendell Berry

 

“That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.” – Marcus Aurelius

 

“We learned that economic growth and environmental protection can and should go hand in hand.” – Christopher Dodd

 

“After all, sustainability means running the global environment – Earth Inc. – like a corporation: with depreciation, amortization and maintenance accounts. In other words, keeping the asset whole, rather than undermining your natural capital.” – Maurice Strong

 

nature reserve 18

 

“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

 

nature reserve 8

 

“I firmly believe that we can have a healthy environment and a sustainable timber industry.” – Frank Murkowski

 

deforestation

 

 

 

 

 

“People in cities may forget the soil for as long as a hundred years, but Mother Nature’s memory is long and she will not let them forget indefinitely.” Henry Cantwell Wallace

 

deforestation 2

 

“Mother Nature may be forgiving this year, or next year, but eventually she’s going to come around and whack you. You’ve got to be prepared.” – Geraldo Rivera

 

nature reserve 1

 

 

 

 

 

“Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.” –  Aldo Leopold

 

nature reserve 11

 

“If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20 to 30 times more land for food than we have now.” JamesLovelock

 

nature reserve 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided for the souls of men I do not know, I cannot prove. But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that, if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams, it will tanscend them.” – Henry Norris Russell

 

nature's beauty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We must return to nature.” – Luther Burbank

 

 

nature reserve 2

 

“The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved.” Richard Rogers

 

volunteers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The environment is everything that isn’t me.” – Albert Einstein

 

 

nature's death reserve 2

 

 

              “ We’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.”  – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

 

nature's wisdom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” – John Muir

 

nature reserve 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

nature reserve 6

 

 

nature reserve 4 nature reserve 9

 

nature reserve 14

 

nature reserve 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

nature reserve 19

 

mother nature 3

 

 

 

homelessness

 

 

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