Once upon a time,
When women were birds,
There was the simple understanding
That to sing at dawn
And to sing at dusk
Was to heal the world through joy.
The birds still remember what we have forgotten,
That the world is meant to be celebrated.
~ Terry Tempest
Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
– Henry David Thoreau
Winter is on my head, but eternal Spring is in my heart.
– Victor Hugo
It is Spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.
– Ranier Marie Rilke
The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.
– Henry Ward Beecher
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
– Henri Matisse
Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.
– Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Keep close to Nature’s heart …. and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
– John Muir
You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.
– Saint Bernard
There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but only one view.
– Harry Millner
For man, Autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For Nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.
– Edwin Way Teale
Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
– George Washington Carver
I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently.
– Lewis Carroll