Over the centuries inspirational writers have penned beautiful poetry and prose regarding nature. It seems that too often our perceptions of the wonder and beauty of nature become somewhat clouded by everyday life and we fail to relish what nature has given us.
When was the last time you bent down on your knee to examine a tender green sprout that had recently broken through the rich brown soil and wondered how long it would be before it would became a beautiful wildflower? Have you often longed to see the barren winter turn toward early spring and bring forth the deep yellow of daffodils and soft pinks of tree blossoms?
With all its splendor,
All its birds and all its blossoms,
All its flowers, and leaves and grasses.”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
than anywhere else on earth.”
~Dorothy Gurney (1858-1932)
“Flowers are God’s divine bibles.”
~James Martin Peebles (1822-1922)
“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”
~William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
“Each flower is a soul opening out to nature.”
~Gerard de Nerval (1808-1855)
“Look about, O what do I see?
O Spring, smiling at me—
Wake up, O pretty flower,
Spring has come, now is the hour!”
Photos by Linda Pendleton