Spokane's Urban Forest

On the #Road for Sunday Stills

I enjoy road trips. I love to drive and see the countryside as I travel. This Veteran’s Day holiday weekend finds me “on the road.” Well, in the air, actually, as I fly home from the Eastern Washington state. Believe it or not, when I planned this theme, I did not know I would be …

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Yosemite Valley with Bridalveil Falls

I Feel the Earth Move

If you are a wilderness geek like me, you might know that today, April 21st is the 179th birthday of John Muir. If you didn’t know, let me tell you why he may have been considered (in my eyes) one of the most important men on Planet Earth. John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, …

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Columbine flower found at alpine altitudes

A Rare Anniversary: National Park Service Celebrates 100 Years

Who knew that my backyard would celebrate its 100-year anniversary? That’s right, I consider Yosemite National Park to be MY backyard, although it may be a little far away from my actual house. Because of the efforts of visionary leaders like Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir, the National Park Service was created to preserve and …

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Commemorative Cherry on Top

If you are a fan of the US National Parks, 2016 marks to 100th Anniversary of the NPS (National Park Service). Without these national treasures, visited by people worldwide, our planet would be a sorry place indeed. "The Centennial will kick off a second century of stewardship of America's national parks through recreation, conservation and …

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Wander a whole Summer

Wander a Whole Summer If You Can

April 21st marks the birthday of John Muir, Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. He was the founder of the Sierra Club. “Wander a whole summer if you can...time will not be taken from the sum of your life. Instead of shortening, it will definitely lengthen …

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John-Muir-quote

“Cares Will Drop Away From You…”

"The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of autumn." John Muir Since I am a nature girl, I love the writings and contributions of John Muir. John Muir (1838-1914) was America's most famous and influential naturalist and conservationist, and …

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