Monday, April 21, 2014

Get Outside! It's John Muir's Birthday!

John Muir at Vernal Fall in Yosemite
In honor of John Muir's birthday (April 21, 1838), do your best to get outside today. You don't need the grandeur of Yosemite or a primeval forest; your city park or a backyard thicket will do. Just get outside into wild nature wherever you find it.
"All the wild world is beautiful, and it matters but little where we go, to highlands or lowlands, woods or plains, on the sea or land or down among the crystals of waves or high in a balloon in the sky; through all the climates, hot or cold, storms and calms, everywhere and always we are in God's eternal beauty and love. So universally true is this, the spot where we chance to be always seems the best." — John Muir, quoted in John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir, (edited & published by Linnie Marsh Wolfe in 1938).

Tennessee Mayapples in April

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