Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wilderness, a Necessity

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity...” 

“Long, blue, spiky-edged shadows crept out across the snow-fields, while a rosy glow, at first scarce discernible, gradually deepened and suffused every mountain-top, flushing the glaciers and the harsh crags above them. This was the alpenglow, to me the most impressive of all the terrestrial manifestations of God. At the touch of this divine light, the mountains seemed to kindle to a rapt, religious consciousness, and stood hushed like devout worshippers waiting to be blessed.” 

~ John Muir ~

If you enjoy nature photos and animals, take a look at the pictures on the link here and here. They were taken at the National Elk Refuge's Outdoor Recreation Center. An employee there witnessed a spectacular standoff between two juvenile mountain lions and five coyotes.


  1. Oh he takes wonderful photos! That quote is a perfect capture of another sort...

  2. I do find that I am rejuvenated when I commune with nature -- even if it is only an hour long walk. Don't think I would want to run into any coyote or mountain lions though. Those poor cubs looked scared to death. Have a great day! Tammy

  3. ahhhhh is meant to 'speak to us' I am so thankful to be sensitive to that..thank you for sharing w us..

    Like Gramma's House


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