Ten things we like about you (earth)

We here at Traveling the PNW love the earth. So what better way to show that love than with 10 quotes we like matched up with 10 photos we like.

Pretty lame blog, but we like good photos and good words. So here you go.

1. “It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.” — E. B. White


2. “If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.” — Dalai Lama


3. “We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. … We need silence to be able to touch souls.” — Mother Teresa


4. “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” — Alice Walker

To the sky (2)

5. “Kindness and compassion towards all living things is a mark of a civilized society. Conversely, cruelty, whether it is directed against human beings or against animals, is not the exclusive province of any one culture or community of people.”― César Chávez

Catarina loves playing in leaves, and there are a lot in Wright Park.

6. Who are the nobles of the earth
The true aristocrats
Who need not bow their heads to kings
Nor doff to lords their hats?
Who are they but the men of toil
Who cleave the forest down
And plant, amid the wilderness
The hamlet and the town

Excerpt of a poem by Alex Stewart

work and trip 023

7. “When you sit in the sun and let your heels hang out of a doorway that drops a thousand feet, ideas come to you. You begin to feel what the human race has been up against from the beginning. There’s something mighty elevating about those old habitations. You feel like it’s up to you to do your best, on account of those fellows having it so hard. You feel like you owed them something.”  Willa Cather in The Song of the Lark


8. “So the message is never despair, you see, no matter how old you are, because you never know what delights may be waiting for you around the next corner.”  Susan Howatch in Glamorous Powers


9. “The best remedy for the ills of an industrial, class-divided society was popular access to nature and a shared vision of nature’s divine harmony.”  Donald Worster in A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir


10. “Everything turns into religion, all the world seems a church and the mountains altars.”  John Muir


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