Only in the darkness can you see the stars.

~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Photo by John Behrends | Along the Oregon coast at Shore Acres State Park, Oregon

Starstruck

Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind.
Their leaves are telling secrets. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. And their roots give names to all things.
Their language has been lost.
But not the gestures.

~ Vera Nazarian

Photo by Tom Elliott | Sauk County, Wisconsin

Today's Mass Extinction and Holocene-Anthropocene Thermal Maximum

Wander into the center of the circle of wonder.

~ Hongzhi Zhengjue

Photo by Alice Cahill | Sequoia National Park, California

How does a Black Bear cross a meadow?

You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.

~ Ella Maillart

Photo by Mark Stevens | Mica View Trail, Saguaro National Park, Tucson, Arizona

 

I Only Went Out for a Walk... (Black & White, Saguaro National Park)

While with an eye made quiet by the power
Of harmony, and the deep power of joy,
We see into the life of things.

~ William Wordsworth

Photo by Tony Varela | Prairie Creek Redwoods Sate Park, California

Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa)

I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.

~ Alice Walker

Photo by Cheryl Strahl | Polar bear in the Arctic Ocean near Kaktovik on Barter Island, Alaska

BearAndStick

Love is not consolation. It is light.

~ Simone Weil

Photo by Ronnie Goyette | Great egret at Morro Bay, California

 

Great Egret Reflections