Monday, October 30, 2006

Autumn Abundance

"One is constantly reminded of the infinite lavishness and fertility of Nature -- inexhaustible abundance amid what seems enormous waste. And yet when we look into any of her operations that lie within reach of our minds, we learn that no particle of her material is wasted or worn out. It is eternally flowing from use to use, beauty to yet higher beauty; and we soon cease to lament waste and death, and rather rejoice and exult in the imperishable, unspendable wealth of the universe, and faithfully watch and wait the reappearance of everything that melts and fades and dies about us, feeling sure that its next appearance will be better and more beautiful than the last. " ---- John Muir

21 Comments:

Blogger Endment said...

Once again -
Blogger is eating my comments---
both on my blog and on your blogs
I want to keep in touch -
please either enable your e-mail address
or leave your e-mail address
so I can respond to you by e-mail.

2:41 PM  
Blogger Tabor said...

I wrote a poem about the beauty of death in the fall when I was in Junior High School...I must find it again. It was probably sappy, but fall does lend itself to youth. Thanks for stopping by. (Blogger simply must start a diet!!!)

6:10 PM  
Blogger Star said...

I simply must find some of this man's work at my library. His observations about nature are spot on and wonderfully expressed. Thank you for sharing them with us.

I spent the day (vacation day today!) visiting the Bridges of Madison County and watching as farmers rush to bring their harvests.

6:50 PM  
Blogger silverlight said...

Pumpkins are a saving grace. A bounty to be enjoyed in; pies, breads, muffins, soups. Filling and warming through the winter.
Lovely. and pumpkins make one's taste buds smile.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

Such an important message.

8:27 PM  
Blogger Cynthia E. Bagley said...

You have such beautiful pics for all occasions.

:-)

8:32 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Thank you for such a wonderful quote.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Ontario Wanderer said...

Great photo and quote! Well done!

6:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

The quote is perfect and right on. The picture captures the essence of this season.

7:54 AM  
Blogger HoBess said...

Just when I thought I couldn't love this season more I find these amazing words. Thanks!

10:53 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

On you comment about voting being enough...I've been wondring about that myself. It's nice to see some of our states taking matters into their own hands.

earthshine@vermontel.net

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh this must be posted next to my mirror for when I am struggling with the aging process--- insted I shall revel in the next beauty that awaits me . .

as always, your posts inspire beauty and reflection. Thank you

~bluepoppy

2:04 PM  
Blogger Tim Rice said...

Lovely fall photo! Fall is such a fun time.

4:55 PM  
Blogger Chancy said...

Thanks for a lovely fall photo of pumpkins

11:44 PM  
Blogger Susan Gets Native said...

Well, at least SOMEONE has pumpkins. It was such a bad year for pumpkins because of the heat, our local pumpkin patch had to SHIP some in so we would have something to pick!

12:05 AM  
Blogger Sky said...

endment,

your images are magnificent as always. john muir's words teach us so much about life. if everyone could take in just a small portion of these lessons the world would be so filled with understanding and respect.

your blog is such a bounty of goodness and beauty, always containing reminders of what is important in life. i am always grateful for having found your words, illustrated with such glorious art. thank you for all that you share.

if you send me your email address via my blog (my blog comments are moderated and therefore are not published unless i post them) i will be happy to send you back a letter so you will have my email address. :)

3:17 PM  
Blogger paris parfait said...

I tried to leave you a comment earlier, but Blogger went nuts. Wonderful photo of pumpkins and John Muir quote.

6:17 PM  
Blogger TDharma said...

abundance, indeed. I am enjoying your photos and posts so very much. Thank you!

7:23 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

Endment, the composition of this photo is outstanding. And the colors are so beautiful! Autumn is such an inspiring season. John Muir knew what he was talking about. Thanks for your email, as well. I hope you received my reply.

9:30 AM  
Blogger KerrdeLune said...

Simply gorgeous, both the image and John Muir's words.......................

9:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

You've really introduced me to John Muir, Endment I'd heard of him but had never read his writings. You make me want to find out more.

12:49 PM  

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