Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday's Nature Quote

From my boyhood I have observed leaves, trees, and grass, and I have never found two alike. They may have a general likeness, but on examination I have found they differ slightly. Plants are of different families... it is the same with animals... it is the same with human beings; there is some place which is best adapted to each. The seeds of the plant are blown about by the wind until they reach the place where they will grow best--where the action of the sun and presence of the moisture are most favorable to them, and there they take root and grow.
~ Okute, Teton Sioux

4 comments:

  1. I guessed Thoreau before I got to the citation at the end.  Very profound.  Thanks for posting.

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  2. Oh, how interesting! It does parallel Thoreau, huh?

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  3. My kiddo used to stop and look at every leaf plastered to the sidewalk this time of year.  Drove me crazy.  It took a half an hour to get from the doors of the store to the car. Summer, when the leaves stayed stuck to the ends of the branches was faster walking.  So I was surprised on a June day as we strolled down a sidewalk he stopped and went to his hands and knees. I walked ahead. Waited. Finally walked back. He was running his fingers over leaf  imprints that had been cast in the cement sidewalk. 

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  4. It's all there, waiting for us to open our eyes and see.

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