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

Mountains

“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!!

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“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


“Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye… it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.” – Edvard Munch


“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


“A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children.” – Audobon


“The peace of nature and of the innocent creatures of God seems to be secure and deep, only so long as the presence of man and his restless and unquiet spirit are not there to trouble its sanctity.” – Tomas De Quincey