Reflected Aspen Trees, Lizard Head Pass, Ophir, CO
"These landscapes of water and reflection have become an obsession."
The greatest wonder is what we can see these trees and not wonder more. The flowers, the animals, the mountains, reflected the wisdom of his best hour, as much as they had delighted the simplicity of his childhood.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Spirit of Spring
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wild Garden - Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Commerce City, CO
I hold no preference among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, and spontaneous.
~Edward Abbey (1927-1989)- Desert Solitaire "Cliffrose and Bayonets", (1968)
Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
~Rabindranath Tagore, Fireflies, 1928
Red Peonia Patels
Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated.
- Auguste Rodin
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring
Dream of Spring
It is always safe to dream of spring,
For it is sure to come;
and if it be not just as we have pictured it,
it will be infinitely sweeter.
~ L.M. Montgomery
Barasingha ~ Kanha National Park, India.
“Photography, as a powerful medium…offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.”
~ Ansel Adams
“The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.”
~ Elizabeth Lawrence
"Joy is looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift."
– Albert Einstein
"The question is not what you look at but what you see."
~Henry David Thoreau
“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing--and keeping the unknown always beyond you.”
~ Georgia O'Keeffe
Legumes desert flowers
"The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs."
~ Charles Baudelaire
"I arise today
Through the strength of heaven:
Light of sun,
Radiance of moon,
Splendour of fire.
Speed of lightning,
Swiftness of wind,
Depth of sea,
Stability of earth,
Firmness of rock."
~ Saint Patrick