The course of nature is the art of God.
The desert floras shame us with their cheerful adaptations to the seasonal limitations. Their whole duty is to flower and fruit, and they do it hardly, or with tropical luxuriance, as the rain admits….One hopes the land may breed like qualities in her human offspring, not tritely to "try," but to do.
- Mary Austin
The Desert proclaiming itself, speaks gently…if you and the desert have found each other, surely you will feel the drawing of your soul toward the eternal calm-the brooding peace that is there in the gray country.
- Idah Meacham Strobridge
The faces of the past are like leaves that settle to the ground….They make the earth rich and thick, so that new fruit will come forth every summer.
- Chief Dan George
The first day of spring is one thing and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.
- Henry Van Dyke
The frost performs its secret ministry, unhelped by any wind.
The kiss of sun for pardon, the song of the birds for mirth, one is nearer God's Heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth.
- Dorothy Gurney
The land around San Juan Capistrano is the pocket where the Creator keeps all his treasures. Anything will grow there.
- Frances Marion
The love of nature is a passion for those in whom it once lodges. It can never be quenched. It cannot change. It is a furious, burning, physical greed, as well as a state of mystical exaltation. It will have its own.
- Mary Webb
The man who interprets Nature is always held in great honor. I am going to live and talk with Nature and know her secrets. Then I will be powerful, no matter where I may be.
- Zora Neale Hurston
The mysterious human bond with the great seas that poets write about has physiological base in our veins and in every living thing, where runs fluid of the same saline proportions as ocean water.
- Anne W. Simon
The natural world is dynamic. From the expanding universe to the hair on a baby's head, nothing is the same from now to the next moment.
- Helen Hoover
The pale, cold light of the winter sunset did not beautify-it was like the light of truth itself.
- Willa Cather
The planets are nine dice rolling in the dark.
- Diane Ackerman
The power that makes grass grow, fruit ripen, and guides the bird in flight is in us all.
- Anzia Yezierska
The sea is not a bargain basement….The greatest resource of the ocean is not material but the boundless spring of inspiration and well-being we gain from her. Yet we risk poisoning the sea forever just when we are learning her science, art, and philosophy and how to live in her embrace.
- Jacques Cousteau
The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.
- Pamela Hansford Johnson
The sun does not go into hiding in the season of drought.
The sun lay like a friendly arm across her shoulder.
- Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
The sunset caught me, turned the brush to copper, set the clouds to one great roof of flame above the earth.
- Elizabeth Coatsworth