Tag: john muir

JOY in the unfettered canticle of trees . . .

JOY in the unfettered canticle of trees . . .

Joy, nature/wilderness
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity” John Muir, Our National Parks Still for a moment the church bells pealing the ancient canonical hours. Still the lyric call of the muezzin. Silence the Shacharit, the Mincha, the Arvit. Stay the wheels and the flying flags. Let nature's prayer alone reverberate in the unfettered canticle of trees. "A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease." John Muir (1838-1914), Scottish-American naturalist, environmental activist, and author
Time to Rest

Time to Rest

Photography, spiritual practice, Spirituality
 “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” ― John Muir, The Mountains of California Shalom,    Photo Credit: Terri Stewart, near Leavenworth, WA