Strength that will endure

I snapped this photo somewhere between Skagway, Alaska and the Yukon, in June 2000

I snapped this photo somewhere between Skagway, Alaska and the Yukon, in June 2000

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”Rachel Carson

The deep connection most of us feel to the earth’s grandeur is awe-inspiring yet reassuring, an interesting combination of emotions that cannot adequately be described.  However, poets and writers have attempted for centuries to capture the mystery of what we experience when we encounter the wonders of nature in its infinite forms and endless variety.  I hope today you will tap into the deep reserves of strength available to each of us when we take a few minutes to appreciate our world.

For more beautiful photos of nature, see these sites:

And many others!  Happy exploring!

This post was originally published seven years ago today. You can view the original with comments here.


  1. Rene

    Good morning Julia! Happy Monday!

    • Hi Rene! Thanks, and a Happy Friday to you! I’m so glad you are still here with us after all these years!

  2. A wonderful idea, which I try to do daily by going out into my backyard and gaze at nature.

    • Thank you, Geri. So much happiness is to be found in our own backyards! Literally and figuratively. Thanks for being here.

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