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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

Tetons Clearing Storm Peace.jpg
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Yellowstone Lake Peace.jpg
DuPage River Glow Peace-c.jpg
Night Heron Night Watchman Peace.jpg
Ge-be-on-a-quet Peace.jpg
Easter Sunrise Peace.jpg
Sag Slough Sunset Peace.jpg
Dawn Portage Peace.jpg
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Heavens Peak Peace.jpg
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Death Calley peace.jpg
Following the Flow (peace) .jpg
Willow's Porch ( peace).jpg
Sunset with the Colonel.jpg
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CHAOS: Everything in the universe goes by indirection. There

are no straight lines.  -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Hidden Thumn Chaos.jpg
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New Hampshire Bouquet Chaos.jpg
A Day At The Beach.jpg
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ice chaos.jpg
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Winter Web Chaos-Edit.jpg
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Red Umbrella.jpg
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Golden Chaos.jpg

WONDER:"The question is not what you look at, but what you see." -Henry David Thoreau

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Bubble Trouble (wonder).jpg
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The Wall.jpg
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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

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Fawns Compassion.jpg
Soulmates Compassion.jpg
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Loon with Backrider Compassion.jpg
Prairie Floral Compassion.jpg
Fall Meets Winter.jpg
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A Gift (compassion).jpg
Under the Umbrella ( chaos).jpg
Good Red Hunting.jpg
Heart Marks the Spot.jpg
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HARMONY: Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

-Mahatma Gandhi

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String Lake Harmony.jpg
Freemont Peak Harmony.jpg
Dusey Basin Harmony.jpg
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Lake Agnes Harmony.jpg
Long Lake Harmony.jpg
Dawn Rolls In.jpg
Slippery Slope.jpg
Gold Brush.jpg
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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

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Virgin Narrows Flow.jpg
Great Sand Dunes Flow.jpg
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Lake Superior Shore Flow.jpg
East Rosebud Creek Simplicity.jpg
Rialto Beach Flow.jpg
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Yosemite Sam.jpg
Tall Falls.jpg
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Sandhill Cranes Flow.jpg
Falling Waters ( flow).jpg
Sandstone Flow.jpg
Nooksack Falls Flow.jpg
Autumn Trickles.jpg
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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

Vermont Treescape Diversity.jpg
Starfish.jpg
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Blue Moon Diversity.jpg
Belmont Prairie Diversity.jpg
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Shawnee Floral Diversity.jpg
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Be Gentle (diversity).jpg
Pancakes.jpg
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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

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Tanque Verde Canyon Harmony.jpg
Sol Duc Falls Energy.jpg
Flaming Aspens Energy.jpg
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Bandon Beach019.jpg
Point Reyes Seashore Energy.jpg
Migration Energy.jpg
Zion Energy Factories.jpg
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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

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Preening Egret  Integrity.jpg
Red Tailed Hawk  Integrity.jpg
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White Sands New Mexico Integrity.jpg
Hopeful Arms.jpg
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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

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Btistlecone Pine Perserverence.jpg
Mt. Baker Wilderness.jpg
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Moss Hotel Perseverence.jpg
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Pathway.jpg
Angels in a Storm.jpg
Winter Warrior Perseverence.jpg
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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

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Snowbank Lake Simplicity.jpg
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Mt. Shuksan Simplicity.jpg
Resting Crescent Simplicity.jpg
Lilly Pads Simplicity.jpg
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Wave.jpg
Sinking Ships ( simplicity).jpg
Light Painting.jpg
Slice of Light.jpg
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PRESERVATION: “In wildness is the preservation of the world”

- Henry David Thoreau

White Rim Trail -Preservation-c.jpg
Mount Ranier Preservation.jpg
Titcomb Basin Compassion.jpg
Lamar Valley Preservation.jpg
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Zion Narrows.jpg
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The Angels Are Landing.jpg
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