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Showing posts with label Sierra Nevada. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sierra Nevada. Show all posts

Friday, October 8, 2021

Sierra Nevada Mountains - “The Sleepless Guardian”

“He is an almighty Watcher, a sleepless Guardian, a faithful Friend.”

C.H. Spurgeon 

You will not fear the terror of night,
Nor the pestilence that stalks on the darkness,
Nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
Ten thousand at your right hand,
But it will not come near you.

Psalm 91:8-7 NIV

Friday, February 3, 2017

Deep Rivers and Trackless Forests

"Her mighty lakes, like oceans of liquid silver; her mountains, with bright aerial tints; her valleys, teeming with wild fertility; her tremendous cataracts, thundering in their solitudes; her boundless plains, waving with spontaneous verdure; her broad, deep rivers, rolling in solemn silence to the ocean; her trackless forests, where vegetation puts forth all its magnificence; her skies, kindling with the magic of summer clouds and glorious sunshine - no, never need an American look beyond his own country for the sublime and beautiful of natural scenery.”
― Washington Irving, The Sketch Book    

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Song of the Open Road


Song of the Open Road

by Walt Whitman

A FOOT and light-hearted, I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me, leading wherever I choose.

Henceforth I ask not good-fortune—I myself am good fortune;
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Strong and content, I travel the open road.

The earth—that is sufficient;
I do not want the constellations any nearer;
I know they are very well where they are;
I know they suffice for those who belong to them.

(Still here I carry my old delicious burdens;
I carry them, men and women—I carry them with me wherever I go;
I swear it is impossible for me to get rid of them;
I am fill’d with them, and I will fill them in return)