Tag Archives: Natural History

Real Awareness

“Both Wordsworth and Thoreau knew that when the light of common day seemed no more than common it was because of something lacking in them, not because of something lacking in it, and what they asked for was eyes to see a universe they knew was worth seeing. For that reason theirs are the best of all attempts to describe what real awareness consists of…that the rare moment is not the moment when there is something worth looking at but the moment when we are capable of seeing it”.

From The Desert Year, by Joseph Wood Krutch, American Naturalist

What Lies Beneath

Spaceship Earth – The Great Blue Mother

“After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on – have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear – what remains? Nature remains”. –Walt Whitman

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For some of us, nature is all that there is and all that has ever been. It is both “blessing and curse” for those seemingly few, so inclined. We walk a different road on this great blue orb, away from the hustle and the bustle and the noise. Sadly, “modern” society is not always kind to those who choose this path.

Material rewards and the spoils of war favor the victors. They tend to write and edit the history books, too.

Still, one road leads to life –  the other way, not so much. Truth is truth.

War against nature is a most unwinnable conflict.

I chose life. I chose nature. How about you?

Michael Patrick McCarty

You might also Research The Gaia Hypothesis and Spaceship Earth

What is Life?

Winter Bison
Floating Through The Storm

 

“What is life?

It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset”.

— Crowfoot, Blackfoot Warrior

A Garden In Your Pocket

 

Books and book collecting have been a large part of our world for many years. We love books like a landbound duck yearns to paddle about a pond.

Indeed, books hold a bountiful garden of words and expressions, and a treasure of pleasures. It is impossible to predict which thoughts may seed, and from which what ideas may grow.

We have listed some of our favorite reads and references in our recommended reading column. We would love to hear about your favorites, too.

And, if you are looking for a good book, we may just have some ideas for you. Please click HERE to find a current listing of our books for sale.

Good reading!