Ever had a long week? Not a bad week – just a long week. Time to get outside…


“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.'”  Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar: A Novel


“The world is not to be put in order. The world is order. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order.”  Henry Miller


“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”  John Muir


“We need wilderness whether or not we ever set foot in it. We need a refuge even though we may never need to set foot in it. We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope; without it the life of the cities would drive all men into crime or drugs or psychoanalysis.” Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire



“Water is the driving force in nature.” Leonardo da Vinci


“An environment-based education movement–at all levels of education–will help students realize that school isn’t supposed to be a polite form of incarceration, but a portal to the wider world.” Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder



“If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life, as an unfailing antidote against the boredom and disenchantment of later year…the alienation from the sources of our strength.” Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder


“I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if only we tune in.”  George Washington Carver



“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Native American Proverb


“When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson, Method of Nature


“There is no wifi in the forest, but you’ll find a better connection.”  Unknown



Even if you haven’t had a long week, it’s always a good idea to get outside.  Where was your last outdoor adventure?

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