I had a strong urge to sit on a bench and contemplate Nature today. So on the way to the grocery store I walked through the Dykeman Spring Nature Park and visited a bench on the shores of the north duck pond and a bench on the Upland Trail at the edge of the upland meadow. I sat on that last one and contemplated the view.
"The Earth does not belong to us, we belong to the Earth."
– Chief Seattle
"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts."
– Rachel Carson
"Man's heart away from Nature becomes hard."
– Standing Bear
Photos © 2014 by A. Roy Hilbinger