Friday, June 11, 2010

Nature's Peace


"Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer.

Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows,

in craggy garden nooks full of nature's darlings.

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 off like autumn leaves.

As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed,

but nature's sources never fail."

~John Muir



[Mount Tallac, 1880 - Thomas Hill]

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful image, beautiful words. XXXX

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  2. You always know just what to post to start the day off right. I hope this is the start of a beautiful, relaxing weekend for you. XOXO

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  3. Thank you for this lovely post today...just what I needed this morning as I race out the door. oxxoxo

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  4. What a beautiful poem!

    Happy weekend!

    Madelief

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  5. Amen. I had a John Muir moment (albeit a desert one) last night. There is no greater tincture for the soul than nature. Have a marvelous weekend!

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  6. Thank you for so much peace and balance on your posts sweet Melissa! You are the rock of truth.
    XO

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  7. Seriously, the man was a poet. I've always wondered if it was the mountains that made him that way... or if he was a born poet.

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  8. What a great way to start the weekend. Thank you!

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  9. John Muir is one of the guiding lights in my life, along with folks like Rachel Carson and Thoreau. Thanks for this beautiful post, sweet friend. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

    xoxo Gigi

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  10. Lovely image and lovely words. Very inspirational!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  11. savoring this as i walk out the door, leashes in hand, beasts attached, frothing at the mouth in excitement for their afternoon jaunt.
    you silly girl {island under the sea}....why wouldn't you think i'd like it? according to my kindle i'm only 13% "into" it, but so far it's that yummy historical fiction i crave this time of year. i'm a sucker for STORYTELLING. man, can this woman tell a story. i'm totally smitten. i can smell the island spices and the labored sweat. thank you so much for the recommendation.
    love,
    katie

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  12. Um, there are just no words for this one. Spot on my friend.

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  13. have never read that poem before and i love it. thanks mel. going to file it away.

    i love: climb them mountains and get their good tidings..

    so brilliant.jx

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  14. oh sigh ... how i love john muir ...
    such a remarkable gift he was given to so eloquently
    put into words the marvels and wonders of nature ...
    and what a gift to have you to share both of these artists with us!
    much love and admiration ~
    prairiegirl

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  15. Reading a wonderful book called "Kindred and Relatd Spirits"...it's about the very special relationship that John Muir had with Jeanne C. Carr. who was an amateur botanist. It is a collection of letters written to each other and it is truly inspirational!

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  16. Beautiful image. Love the words.

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  17. It looks so peaceful. Lovely post!

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  18. Sweetness. Hope you ate having a fabulous weekend Mel!
    xo

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  19. Hope you had a wonderful week end, dear Melissa, and that you enjoyed the "freedom of the mountaineer" !
    Here, we had a rainy sunday which makes me think that Andalusia is becoming more like Scotland or England, suddenly...
    A big kiss to you....
    xoxo
    Lala

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