Oh Deer! How Time Flies!

There is so much I have been meaning to write to you about… Like the day I went to collect pictures of shore birds for you. They were wading out across the marsh at low tide. But then I got stuck in the mud and laughed so hard they all flew away. And then there […]

A La Sainte Terre

I stumbled upon this excerpt recently and thought I would share… A Parable of Sauntering by Albert W. Palmer Excerpted from The Mountain Trail and Its Message (1911) There is a fourth lesson of the trail. It is one which John Muir taught me [during an early Sierra Club outing]. There are always some people […]

A Short Excursion

Fresh beauty opens one’s eyes wherever it is really seen, but the very abundance and completeness of the common beauty that besets our steps prevents its being absorbed and appreciated. It is a good thing, therefore, to make short excursions now and then to the bottom of the sea among dulse and coral, or up […]

*On a Day’s Walk

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. — John Muir • • • ©2011, Photo by Jen Payne, Great egret

*Christmas Blessing

“The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.” — John Muir • • • Merry […]

*We’re Walking…

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. – John Muir • • • ©2010, Photos by Jen Payne