“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” – William Abby

Landscape Photography

“There is new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is strength in the hills, if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer.” – Calvin Coolidge

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“There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Happy 140th birthday Yellowstone National Park.  I love ya!!

(click on image to view the panoramic view)


“Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit” – Ansel Adams

Happy 110th birthday Mr. Adams!!


“Mountains inspire awe in any human person who has a soul. They remind us of our frailty, our unimportance, of the briefness of our span upon this earth. They touch the heavens, and sail serenely at an altitude beyond even the imaginings of a mere mortal” – Elizabeth Aston


“No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied — it speaks in silence to the very core of your being.” – Ansel Adams


“If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.” – President Lyndon B. Johnson


“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity … and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” – William Blake (1757-1827) Letter to Revd Dr Trusler, 1799-08-23