For over 40 years, I have been blessed to travel across the wilderness areas of our country. However, this book holds the promise of much more than a compelation of photographs. After years of wandering throughout the natural world, limitless revelations as to the importance of nature in our lives have slowly unfolded to me.
Forever a teacher, this book affords me the opportunity to share some very important lessons that seem be lost upon our children and their families in today's fast paced culture. Lessons filled with meaning and messages. Lessons that have the power to enrich our days, shine wisdom into our souls, and change lives.
Presently, this book is SOLD OUT. The profits have been transferred to the Meredith Williams
Foundation and distributed to benefit children. A portfolio of this book as well as other images germaine to these themes are presented below.
PEACE: Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars... and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. -Osho
CHAOS: Everything in the universe goes by indirection. There
are no straight lines. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
WONDER:"The question is not what you look at, but what you see." -Henry David Thoreau
COMPASSION: As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above
all the by imagination that we achieve compassion. - Ursula K. Legion
HARMONY: Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
FLOW: "Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them-that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like." -Lao Tzu
DIVERSITY: "The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great, and treasures hidden in the heavens so rich, that the human mind will never be lacking in fresh nourishment." -Johannes Kepler
ENERGY: "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow through you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn's leaves." -John Muir
INTEGRITY: “There is always a storm. There is always rain. Some experience it. Some live through it. And others are made from it.” - Shannon L. Aler
PERSERVERANCE: "If ever there is a tomorrow when we're not together...there is something you must remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even when we're apart...I'll always be with you." -Winnie the Pooh
SIMPLICITY: " To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter... to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a birds nest or a wildflower in the spring- these are some of the rewards of a simple life." - John Burroughs
PRESERVATION: “In wildness is the preservation of the world”- Henry David Thoreau