Wednesday, April 7, 2010

No tears in nature

If thou art worn and hard beset
With sorrows, that thou wouldst forget,
If thou wouldst read a lesson, that will keep
Thy heart from fainting and thy soul from sleep,
Go to the woods and hills! No tears
Dim the sweet look that Nature wears.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Photo from an early morning hike at Usery Park,  Arizona

10 comments:

Naturedigital said...

So beautiful photographs again Brenda. That is not a desert. Its more like a beautifully kept garden.
Costas

Diane AZ said...

Gorgeous images from your morning hike; I love the title and poem too!

altadenahiker said...

I'll try to live with that poem in mind. Naturedigital is right, it's like living in a gigantic Huntington.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Thanks for taking us along on your morning hike Brenda, wish I could join you!

Pat Tillett said...

Nice shots Brenda!!!

Thérèse said...

Such a diversity... not enough time to go there these days and I feel sad about it... Luckily I have your blog to go to and visit...

BANJO52 said...

Nice shots. Sometimes I think I can talk till the cows come home about how and why nature offers what it does. Then I come to my senses, sometimes before I've made a fool of myself.

Sam said...

Beautiful picture! Aaron and I love that park - it is not too far from us!

Sam

Something Happened Somewhere Turning said...

Beautiful pictures. I grew up in the Arizona desert. Tucson. Lived outside of Benson at the foot of the Rincon mountains for a spell and traveled all over the state. I miss the desert after a rain storm and before.
The SR-71 is the first model I ever built.
My dad worked at Davis Monthan Air Force Base while we were growing up. I think it is probably one of the biggest bone yards in the nation that houses hundreds, if not thousands of air crafts. It is pretty amazing to see.
Thanks for stopping by. I will come back and read more.

Shelley said...

Gorgeous photography!!