“I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.” -Henry David Thoreau, Walden Continue reading Pine in the Snow
“If in studying the works and laws of Nature, we are walking with its great Author and Sustainer, then we behold this department of truth as He beholds it; we recognize the order of nature and the relations of cause and effect as He recognizes them, and the whole tendency of this must be to … Continue reading Beavers and Their Handy Work
“We listen too much to the telephone and we listen too little to nature. The wind is one of my sounds. A lonely sound, perhaps, but soothing. Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for—sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive, or quiet and calm… As a matter of fact, one of the … Continue reading Listening to Silence
A few more inches of snow today added a softness to the woods. All the broken trails of the deer and the squirrels have been swallowed up, looking now as simple natural depressions. The forest appears draped in a white cloth and all seems still. Staring out the window convinces me spring is not near. … Continue reading In Full, Melodious Force!
“The months of the year, from January up to June, are a geometric progression in the abundance of distractions. In January one mayfollow a skunk track, or search for bands on the chickadees, or see what young pines the deer have browsed,or what muskrat houses the mink have dug, withonly an occasional and mild digression into … Continue reading A Geometric Progression