Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Salute to John Muir on Thanksgiving.

Beaver-felled black cherry tree in Oakland County, Michigan  Nov 23, 2013
photo by Jonathan S. Schechter

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” - John Muir

John Muir was an keen-eyed early advocate of the preservation of wilderness in the United States. His words are timeless. His enthusiasm for nature's way and his understanding of the relationship of man to nature is evident to anyone that reads his words. There is a spiritual quality in his writings that inspired readers and fueled the energy of early day and present day naturalists.  No one can deny his writings helped create an awareness of wildness in America and was paramount in the early protection of wild tracks of land. On Thanksgiving Day why not take a walk in the woods and appreciate the wonders of our natural world, for as Muir so thoughtfully penned, "When one tugs at a single thing in nature he finds it attached to the rest of the world."
 

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good stuff, Jonathan.

November 27, 2013 at 8:18 AM 
Blogger Slade said...

Ortonville Rec?

November 29, 2013 at 1:39 PM 
Blogger Jonathan Schechter said...

Slade, No the photo is from Seven Lakes State Park near Holly.

November 29, 2013 at 3:12 PM 

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