"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes." ~e.e. cummings
"To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon the verdant green hills is the most perfect refreshment." ~ Jane Austin
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." ~ Lao Tzu
"I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?"
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
"We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts."
Photographs © Copyright 2010 by Ted Grussing.
Photos taken in Village of Oak Creek, Sedona, AZ