Sierra Club Daily Ray of Hope

Nature is always lovely, invincible, glad, whatever is done and suffered by her creatures. All scars she heals, whether in rocks or water or sky or hearts.

~ John Muir

Photo by Gary Benson | Portage Lake near Whittier, Alaska

Portage Lake//

Sierra Club Daily Ray of Hope

The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter – often an unconscious but still a faithful interpreter – in the eye.

~ Charlotte Brontë

Photo by Rich Miller | Morro Bay, California

What are you doing?//

Sierra Club Daily Ray of Hope

Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.

~ John Lennon

Photo by Alice Cahill | The South American sea lion (Otaria flavescens), also called the southern sea lion and the Patagonian sea lion located in Patagonia, Argentina, South America

Southern Sea Lion portrait//

Sierra Club Daily Ray of Hope

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

~ Rumi

Photo by Mark Stevens | Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, Oregon

Water Rapids//

Sierra Club Daily Ray of Hope

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.

~ W.B. Yeats

Photo by Fe Langdon | Palo Alto, California

magic in you//

Sierra Club Daily Ray of Hope

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.

~ Democritus

Photo by Karen Hall | Santa Barbara, California

Julia longwing butterfly//

Sierra Club Daily Ray of Hope

— Los Osos, California —

Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.

~ William Hazlitt

Photo by Dagmar Collins | Western pond turtle taken at Los Osos, California

Western Pond Turtle, Actinemys marmorata//