Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.

~ Kay Redfield Jamison

Photo by Cheryl Strahl | Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Barter Island, Alaska


BearWithStick  (Explored)

Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.

~ Kahlil Gibran

Photo by Andrew Mills, | Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington



Look around. Look at what we have. Beauty is everywhere—you only have to look to see it.

~ Bob Ross

Photo by Brad Frick | Taken from the top of Mt. Tallac, southwest of Lake Tahoe, in El Dorado County, California


Panoramic view from atop Mt. Tallac

In wildness is the preservation of the world.

~ Henry David Thoreau

Photo by Andrew Renkert | Grizzly in Denali National Park, Alaska


Grizzly, Denali National Park

Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.

~ John Muir

Photo by Mark Stevens | Ricksecker Point and the River Valley with the Nisqually River in Mount Rainier National Park


Ricksecker Point and the River Valley with the Nisqually River (Mount Rainier National Park)

The horizon leans forward,
Offering you space to place new steps of change.
Here, on the pulse of this fine day
You may have the courage
To look up and out upon me, the
Rock, the River, the Tree, your country.

~ Maya Angelou

Photo by Brian Gardner | Gargantua Harbour is located within the Lake Superior Provincial Park, between Sault Ste. Marie and Wawa, Ontario


Gargantua Harbour

Sierra Club Daily Ray of Hope

The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.    ~ Rachel Carson

Photo by Andrew Castellano | Hudson Bay near Churchill, Canada

Arctic Morning