Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Here grow the wallflower and the violet. The squirrel will come and sit upon your knee, the logcock will wake you in the morning. Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill. Of all the upness accessible to mortals, there is no upness comparable to the mountains.” – John Muir
Muir believed that regular doses of nature were essential to our health and well-being, a notion to which I wholeheartedly agree. During the week, I work hard. I need to reconnect with the world or I get a little cranky. And the best way to do that? Get outside and take a hike.
About this Photo
I shot this photo on a hike in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park in Sonoma County. This is a beautiful area with waterfalls, moss-covered trees and sweeping vistas. You can read all about our hike and see more photos here.
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About Muir Monday
John Muir had a way with words. I’ve taken those words and put them over photos I’ve taken. I’m sharing those photos each Monday — Muir Monday — and kindly ask that if you like this image, that you share it! Tweet it, post it on Facebook, Pin it… whatever social network you use, feel free to share. And thanks for helping me spread Muir’s words of wisdom.
Got a favorite Muir quote? Have a photo you’d like to share? Leave me a comment and let me know. I’m always looking for new gems from Muir, and photos that provide the right backdrop.