Embracing the Autumnal Earth

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Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf’s a flower.–Albert Camus


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God gave all men all earth to love, but since our hearts are small, ordained for each, one spot should prove beloved overall.–Rudyard Kipling






For how many people do you think might yet stand on this planet before the sun grows cold?  That’s the responsibility we hold in our hands.–David R. Brower





We need the tonic of wilderness; to wade sometimes in marshes where the bittern and the meadow-hen lurk, and hear the booming of the snipe.–Henry David Thoreau





How many hearts with warm red blood in them are beating under cover of the woods, and how many teeth and eyes are shining!  A multitude of animal people, intimately related to us, but of whose lives we know almost nothing, are as busy about their own affairs as we are about ours.–John Muir



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There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart…pursue those.–Michael Nolan


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Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. –Neil Postman


The photo above is of my husband Frank’s grandson, Vidal, and the light of my life.  We try to spend as much time as we can with Vidal outdoors, as I am a believer in the Children and Nature Movement, chaired by Richard Louv, the author of Last Child in the Woods. Sometimes called Leave No Child Inside, you can learn how to start your own movement here. 

If there are children in your life, I urge you to read Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder.  I promise you that you will be inspired to make more room for nature in your every day life, and in the lives of the children you love.


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