• “I owe perhaps becoming a painter to flowers.” – Claude Monet

  • “Rain is grace.” – John Updike

  • “I think when a surfer becomes a surfer, it’s almost like an obligation to be an environmentalist at the same time.” – Kelly Slater

  • “Live with passion!” – Tony Robbins

  • “The sea is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.” – Jacques Cousteau

  • “Land really is the best art.” – Andy Warhol

  • “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir

  • “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” – Edward Abbey

  • “Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.” – William Wordsworth

  • “I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” – Galileo Galilei

  • “We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

  • “The Earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons: It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the Earth.” – Walt Whitman

  • “A mighty oak was once a little nut that stood its ground.” – Unknown

  • “Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mold myself.” – Henry David Thoreau

  • “Love is a chain of love as nature is a chain of life.” – Truman Capote

  • “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” – Robin Williams

  • “Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” – Gerard De Nerval

  • “People protect what they love.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

  • “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!” -Emily Dickinson

  • “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

  • “The poetry of the Earth is never dead.” – John Keats

  • “The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.” – e. e. cummings

  • “The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir

  • “I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.” – Joyce Kilmer

  • “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” -Lao Tzu

  • “My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth’s loveliness.” – Michelangelo

  • “When I have a terrible need of – shall I say the word – religion, then I go out and paint the stars.” – Vincent Van Gogh

  • “I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

Nature

Climate Science: the Experts, the Fans, and the Willfully Ignorant

I am not a scientist. If I had been good at chemistry, my path would have been clear: I would… Read More ›

Guided by the Bees in My Backyard

Spring is here in Pacifica and I thought it would be a good use of my time to go out… Read More ›

Happy Birthday, Edward Abbey

Today is Edward Abbey’s birthday. For those of you who haven’t read any of his books, he is most known… Read More ›

10 Things that Made Me Care About the Earth and Other Species

When I read Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s letter to their new baby girl, Max, on December 1st, I was… Read More ›

A Hero Guide: My Biogeography Professor, Dr. Treichel

When I was in college at San Francisco State, I had a biogeography professor named George Treichel. He had a… Read More ›

Stat of the Day – Consumers Willing to Pay More

Fifty-five percent of consumers around the world are willing to pay more for products and services from companies that are… Read More ›

Stat of the Day – Motor Oil

One quart of motor oil dumped on the ground or placed in the trash can contaminate up to 2 million… Read More ›