It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.
It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.
P. D. James
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.
Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder.
Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.
H. G. Wells
Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.
Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours."
Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.
You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.