wild winds of winter combed
your black and twining hair.
When dawn blinked
softly capped in ermine,
star-kissed with diamonds.
Wind's sharp breath caught in his throat
and sun, stricken sun,
can't turn his eye from you.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Time spent amongst trees is never time wasted.
I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars ... and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers — for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are.
There's a whole world out there, right outside your window. You'd be a fool to miss it.
Sunshine is delicious; rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
Go outside. Don't tell anyone and don't bring your phone. Start walking and keep walking until you no longer know the road like the palm of your hand, because we walk the same roads day in and day out, to the bus and back home and we cease to see.
Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains.
Love the world as your own self; then you can truly care for all things.
We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and learn what is good for it.
Nature is cheaper than therapy.
Look into nature, and then you will understand it better.
My profession is to always find God in nature.
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
Whoever loves and understands a garden will find contentment within.
If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'll bet they would live a lot differently.
I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we only will tune in.
Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.
We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.
The earth laughs in flowers.
The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and the heart of the child.
Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
Nature is the phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals, the landscape, and other features and products of the earth, as opposed to humans or human creations.
I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news.
Stop every now and then. Just stop and enjoy. Take a deep breath. Relax and take in the abundance of life.
What I know of the divine sciences and Holy Scriptures, I learned in woods and fields. I have no other masters than the beeches and the oaks.
Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws.
The earth has its music for those who will listen.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Nature is indifferent to our love, but never unfaithful.
Leave the road, take the trails.
Not just beautiful, though - the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they're watching me.
Everything – even mountains, rivers, plants and trees – should be your teacher.
The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
Some of nature's most exquisite handiwork is on a miniature scale, as anyone knows who has applied a magnifying glass to a snowflake.
We don't inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.
Snowflakes are one of natures most fragile things, but look what they can do when they stick together.
I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility.
Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.
Normality is a paved road; it's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.
Nature is not our enemy, to be raped and conquered. Nature is ourselves, to be cherished and explored.
Nature is as well adapted to our weakness as to our strength.
I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.
Only when the last river has been polluted, and the last tree been cut down, and the last fish been caught, will we realise we cannot eat money.
The sun, with all those plants revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep. But I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.
Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.
... and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?
I think nature's imagination is so much greater than man's, she's never going to let us relax.
Going to the mountains is going home.
The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.
Hike more. Worry Less.
At one time in the world there were woods that no one owned.
Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.
What are men to rocks and mountains?
To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
And then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?
Choose only one master – nature.
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 off like autumn leaves.
The top of one mountain is always the bottom of another.
The sunlight clasps the earth, and the moonbeams kiss the sea: what are all these kissings worth if thou kiss, not me?
Nature is full of infinite causes that have never occurred in experience.
How could this earth of ours, which is only a speck in the heavens, have so much variety of life, so many curious and exciting creatures?
For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.
Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work.
You don't need to be a doctor to immediately realize how we feel better when we are outside, in nature.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
Man got to sit and wonder 'why, why, why?'
Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
Man got to tell himself he understand.
God is the friend of silence. Trees, flowers, grass grow in silence. See the stars, moon, and sun, how they move in silence.
Flowers are the sweetest things that God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light.
Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.
The poetry of the earth is never dead.
Never measure the height of a mountain until you reach the top. Then you will see how low it was.
The tides are in our veins, we still mirror the stars, life is your child, but there is in me, older and harder than life and more impartial, the eye that watched before there was an ocean.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire, and some peace and quiet.
Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.
Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.
It is said that the forest has a certain limit if you look straight ahead, but the sides are boundless.
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.
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians.
It's not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.
Between every two pines there is a doorway to a new world.
I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery – air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, "This is what it is to be happy."
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.
When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.
It was for the best, so Nature had no choice but to do it.
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
I never saw a discontented tree.
Man's heart away from nature becomes hard.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.
Nature is not human hearted.
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.
Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.
Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.
If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable.
The mountains are calling and I must go.
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
I think it annoys God if you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice.
The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream.
The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood. His intercourse with heaven and earth, becomes part of his daily food.
And into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul.
The first in time and the first in importance of the influences upon the mind is that of nature. Every day, the sun; and, after sunset, night and her stars.
I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, ""Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.
I am the lover of uncontained and immortal beauty. In the wilderness, I find something more dear and connate than in streets or villages. In the tranquil landscape, and especially in the distant line of the horizon, man beholds somewhat as beautiful as his own nature.
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
Nature is the art of God.
Just walk, see, sit down if you like. And be. Just be, whatever you are with whatever you have, and realise that that is enough to be happy.
The rainbows of life follow the storm.
I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.
There is nothing pleasanter than spading when the ground is soft and damp.
Just living is not enough ... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.
I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It's so fuckin' heroic.
If we surrendered to earth's intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.
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.
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
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
Who wouldn't be a mountaineer! Up here all the world's prizes seem nothing.
There I feel that nothing can befall me.
Most people are on the world, not in it.
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
there is society, where none intrudes,
by the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more
Nature is our mother.
Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment.
Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.
Everything in nature goes by law, and not by luck.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration.
All things in nature occur mathematically.
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
Don't be ashamed to weep; 'tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.
Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
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.
This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.
The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see.
Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend and accept her suggestions.
In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.
Nature is loved by what is best in us.
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
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