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Scenes from a walk

Great Blue Heron visits Back Creek
Great Blue Heron visits Back Creek

One of the hardest lessons we have to learn in this life, and one that many persons never learn, is to see the divine, the celestial, the pure in the common, the near at hand — to see that heaven lies about us here in this world.

~ John Burroughs

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If the Earth does grow inhospitable toward human presence, it is primarily because we have lost our sense of courtesy toward the Earth and it inhabitants, our sense of gratitude, our willingness to recognize the sacred character of habitat, our capacity for the awesome, for the numinous quality of every earthly reality.

~ Thomas Berry

Tenderness
Tenderness

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility.

~ Rachel Carson

Allure
Allure

I’ve been trying to come up with my own words for this post.  I could tell you about the day, the heat, the clear blue sky.  Or I could tell you about my newest goal and how I started on it this morning.

A glimpse of the pond
A glimpse of the pond

But it’s one of those days when I want to let the beauty and wonder of nature speak for itself, with a little help from those wiser than I am (or, if not wiser, better with the use of words).

Flashes of yellow in the field
Flashes of yellow in the field

Of course the Dharma-body of the Buddha was the hedge at the bottom of the garden.  At the same time, and no less obviously, it was these flowers, it was anything that I — or rather the blessed Not-I — cared to look at.

~ Aldous Huxley

The softness of grass
The softness of grass

Thank you for visiting today, and joining me on a walk with Mother Nature.  I hope all is well with you, and that you’ve had a chance to explore and appreciate some of the small wonders of the world.

Hypnotic
Hypnotic

Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  🙂

Grass-fed
Grass-fed

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.

~ William Butler Yeats

As the crow flies
As the crow flies

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Robin is... too many things to list, but here is a start: an artist and writer; a photographer and saunterer; a daughter and sister and granddaughter; a friend, a partner, a wife, a mother, and a grandmother; a gardener, a great and imaginative cook, and the creator of wonderful sandwiches.

16 thoughts on “Scenes from a walk

  1. The grasses are definitely hypnotic, Robin, and I love the shots of Mr Heron,.. very aristocratic looking. .. and to finish, as the crow flies, … simply wonderful capture,… happy new trails. xPenx

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  2. Love the heron shots – they are such cool birds! I’m afraid I’m behind on all your lovely posts. Was a name chosen for Mr. Owl?

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