cinnamon fern
    “I feel most spiritual when I’m out in the woods.  I feel part of nature.  Or looking up at the stars. [I used to say] I was an atheist. Now I say, it’s all according to your definition of God.  According to my definition of God, I’m not an atheist.  Because I think God is everything.  Whenever I open my eyes.”    Pete Seeger, from the 2006 Beliefnet interview 
 

cinnamon fern

    “I feel most spiritual when I’m out in the woods.  I feel part of nature.  Or looking up at the stars. [I used to say] I was an atheist. Now I say, it’s all according to your definition of God.  According to my definition of God, I’m not an atheist.  Because I think God is everything.  Whenever I open my eyes.”   Pete Seeger, from the 2006 Beliefnet interview 

 

dew on primrose blossom
“The eye of judgment sees at a distance what it refuses to see in it’s own reflection.”   ― T.F. Hodge

dew on primrose blossom

“The eye of judgment sees at a distance what it refuses to see in it’s own reflection.”   ― T.F. Hodge

western red currant blossom
“Sure the world breeds monsters, but kindness grows just as wild….   -Mary Karr,  ’The Liar’s Club’

western red currant blossom

“Sure the world breeds monsters, but kindness grows just as wild….   -Mary Karr,  ’The Liar’s Club’

sandhill crane migration
“In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.”   -Gautama Buddha

sandhill crane migration

“In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.”   -Gautama Buddha

'fly and spiderwort'
“Happy is the moment we sit together, with two forms, with two faces, yet one soul. You and I.”    -Rumi

'fly and spiderwort'

“Happy is the moment we sit together, with two forms, with two faces, yet one soul. You and I.”    -Rumi

'cedar after the rain'
    “The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”   -William Blake

'cedar after the rain'

    “The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”   -William Blake

Life Lesson #1- always carry a camera, even on your bike
“Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy.”  - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Life Lesson #1- always carry a camera, even on your bike

“Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy.”  - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

'solitary daisy'
“No matter whether you’re a rose, a lotus flower, or a daisy. The important thing is that you blossom. ~Osho”

'solitary daisy'

“No matter whether you’re a rose, a lotus flower, or a daisy. The important thing is that you blossom. ~Osho”

great blue heron series

Iroquois Prayer

We return thanks to our mother, the earth, which sustains us.

We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water.

We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines for the care of our diseases.

We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters, the beans and squashes, which give us life.

We return thanks to the bushes and trees, which provide us with fruit.

We return thanks to the wind, which, moving the air, has banished diseases.

We return thanks to the moon and stars, which have given us their light when the sun was gone.

We return thanks to the sun, that has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.

Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit, in whom is embodied all goodness, and who directs all things for the good of his children.  

Anonymous

bumble bee on wild blue indigo
“Be happy, and a reason will come along.”   -Robert Brault

bumble bee on wild blue indigo

“Be happy, and a reason will come along.”   -Robert Brault