Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.
-- Confucius

We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our
understandings and our hearts. -- William Hazlitt

Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves
at one with the secrets of life itself. -- L. W. Gilbert
Animals give me more pleasure through the viewfinder of a
camera than they ever did in the crosshairs of a gun sight.  And
after I've finished "shooting," my unharmed victims are still around
for others to enjoy.  I have developed a deep respect for animals.  
I consider them fellow living creatures with certain rights that
should not be violated any more than those of humans. -- Jimmy
There is a beauty, a synergy, an interconnectedness, an
absolute overpowering aspect to the natural world, which
I think leads you to the divine. -- Peter Garrett
An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.

All animals, except man, know that the ultimate of life is to enjoy it.
-- (both) Martin Buber
Except for children, few of us spend time wondering
why nature is the way it is. -- Carl Sagan
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
When a man wants to murder a tiger, it's called sport;
when the tiger wants to murder him, it's called ferocity.
-- George Bernard Shaw
Music: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Friday's Journal


Old New Orleans
Beauty, in its supreme development, invariably moves the sensitive soul to tears. -- Edgar Allan Poe