The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations - each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony.
The groves were God's first temples.
William C. Bryant
The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world.
The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven.
William Ellery Channing
The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.