Let Nature in and worries out!

wildflowers in nature


John Muir (1838 – 1914) John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir, 1938 – is a famous naturalist and author. During his life he became a well know advocate for the preservation of wilderness. His views on nature and his written words can serve as a remind to us of how freeing and uplifting being with nature can be. Today I share some of his words with you.

Written one hundred years ago,


“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into the trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves – John Muir


“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found was really going in. – John Muir

bird on branch

“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




Thank you, enjoy your weekend, the closer to nature the better!

~ Penny


A Special Prayer for a Friend

There is a very special person I know. She lives a great distance away, an ocean and another continent separate us. But when we are in the world of blogging we become next door neighbors, exchanging creativity, thoughts and emotional connections.

Most recently she lost someone close to her and her family. It is in these moments that faith (all faiths) can be of great value to turn to for comfort.

The man singing this song (and his wife) had just lost his father and dedicated this song to him. All the voices you hear melding together are theirs – this is a prayer sung with great talent, total sincerity and much emotion).

With much love, respect and affection I gift this prayer to you my friend ~ Take care of you!


~ Penny