216: A visit from the Green ManPosted: April 27, 2011 Filed under: 365 Life in the Bogs Challenge, Adventures in art, Adventures in Life, Air, beginnings, Earth, home, life, nature, Photography, Quotes, Spirit, Spring, Walking, water, weather | Tags: fairy, Freshly Pressed, Louis Bromfield, Luther Standing Bear, magic, postaday2011, quotes, Ram Dass, spring, woods 153 Comments
Knowledge was inherent in all things. The world was a library and its books were the stones, leaves, grass, brooks… We learned to do what only the students of nature ever learn, and that was to feel beauty.
~ Luther Standing Bear (1868-1939)
This morning I stood at the back of the house and looked out at the meadows stretching out towards and around the pond, the meadow grasses merging with the wetland cattails, the cattails leading the way to the woods. Everything is so incredibly green. It’s as if the Green Man himself came by and with one touch brought the greening of the land.