Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings.
A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease.
The big artist keeps an eye on nature and steals her tools.- Thomas Eakins
The writer is by nature a dreamer - a conscious dreamer.- Carson McCullers
Nature is usually wrong.- James McNeill Whistler
Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth.- Marcus Tullius Cicero
For the mind disturbed, the still beauty of dawn is nature's finest balm.- Edwin Way Teale
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|Birth:||21st April, 1838|
|Death:||24th December, 1914|
|Profession:||Environmentalist, Geologist, Mountaineer, Naturalist|
John Muir was born in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland. He was a Scottish-born American environmentalist, naturalist, geologist, mountaineer and author. He studied at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His activism has helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and many other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he co-founded, is a prominent American conservation organization. The 211-mile John Muir Trail, a hiking trail in the Sierra Nevada, was named in his honor. In Scotland, the John Muir Way, a 130-mile-long route, was named in honor of him. He wrote several books include: The mountains of California, Our National Parks, Stickeen, My first summer in the Sierra, The Yosemite, The Story of My Boyhood and Youth, Travels in Alaska, A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf, and Steep Trails.
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