Forest Aphorism #161

Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Going to the woods is going home.

JOHN MUIR

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Tunnel View, Yosemite Aphorism #122

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This is the classic and famous Tunnel View immortalized by many great photographers, including Ansel Adams. The panorama displays the flat valley floor bounded by tall cliff walls. On the left is towering mighty El Capitan and on the right Cathedral Rocks guard the entrance. Bridalveil Fall is underneath  Cathedral Rocks. Beyond in the distance you see the iconic Half Dome. Felt pretty fortunate to be able to include those imposing cloud formations in the composition.

“But no temple made with hands can compare with Yosemite. Every rock in its walls seems to glow life…as if into this one mountain mansion Nature had gathered her choicest treasures…”

 JOHN MUIR

Forest Aphorisms # 113

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“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”

JOHN MUIR

“The forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence that makes no demands for its sustenance and extends generously the products of its life activity; it affords protection to all beings, offering shade even to the ax-man who destroys it.”

BUDDHA