Saturday, December 10, 2011

Keep close to nature's heart...

and break clear away,

once in a while,

and climb a mountain

or spend a week in the woods.

Wash your spirit clean. - John Muir


  1. Those are beautiful words from John Muir and beautiful images to go along with them.

    I've always liked that phrase "wash your spirit clean"....and first heard in this Cherokee song by Walela - the English translation:

    Give away the things you don't need
    Let it all go and you'll soon see
    And you'll wash your spirit clean
    Wash your spirit clean
    Go and pray upon a mountain
    Go and pray beside the ocean
    And you'll wash your spirit clean
    Wash Your spirit clean
    Be grateful for the struggle
    Be thankful for the lessons
    And you'll wash your spirit clean
    And you'll wash your spirit clean

  2. Wonderful pictures, Karen!!! ...with a very special atmosphere... peaceful & beautiful. Have a nice weekend and take care!

    @Joyful ~ Thanks for sharing this Cherokee song!

  3. What a beautiful post! I need to slow down tomorrow! Happy holidays my friend! ♥♥♥

  4. Oh I love this post!!! It is such a feel good poem and the photos are perfect! Thanks so much for the inner beauty share :) <3

  5. He'll remember those times forever. And when life gets too much he'll come back to those, if only in his mind.

  6. BTW-I looked back on my blog and couldn't believe that I didn't have you listed as one of my Florida bloggers. Consider yourself in the Florida Blogger fold;)

  7. Beautiful quote - I need to remember that more often. Thanks :)



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