Everybody needs beauty (Thursday Travels)Posted: May 24, 2012
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
~ John Muir
Here we are again, back at the Calhan Paint Mines in Colorado. I hope you aren’t bored with them yet.
I can’t think of much more to say about the Paint Mines so I’ll just allow the photos to say whatever it is they wish to say.
Keep close to Nature’s heart, yourself; 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
The more zigzag the way, the deeper the scenery. The winding path approaches the secluded and peaceful place.
~ Huang Binhong
Wilderness has been characterized as barren and unproductive; little can be grown in its sand and rock. But the crops of wilderness have always been its spiritual values — silence and solitude, a sense of awe and gratitude — able to be harvested by an traveler who visits.
~ David Douglas
That’s it from the Paint Mines for this week. Here in the Bogs it is hot, sunny, and quite summer-like. I found some surprises out on my walk this morning, things in bloom that we normally don’t see in bloom until the summer months.
The meadows and lawn are dotted with the yellows of the buttercups and the oranges of the hawkweed. Peonies and wisteria are in full bloom, perfuming the air. I even found a patch of bittersweet nightshade, purple and yellow sprinkled among the green leaves of the wild prairie rose (which is not blooming yet).
Thanks for stopping by today. It’s a good day to go out to the swim platform and enjoy the breeze or go for a swim. Or both.