The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” – John Muir
When I was young, like all the kids in my neighborhood, I played outdoors. As it started to get dark, our mothers would come to the door to call us in, and we’d reply “Just a little bit longer… please!? It’s not even dark yet!” We were experiencing the world through a rousing game of kick the can, tag or hide-and-seek. Couldn’t sleep wait a little longer?
As we grow up, we learn just how big and marvelous our world really is. Muir nailed it. It’s a big world, with a lot to see. Get out there and a good look at it before it gets dark.
About this Photo
This photo was taken in Kings Canyon National Park, just south of Muir Pass. We had setup camp at a small unnamed lake for the night and as the sun set, we were treated to this spectacular show of colors on the mountain tops.
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.
Marvellous! Jeff, I just stumbled across your blog and really like it. Being an admirer of John Muir’s wisdom myself, I’m happy to see something like a “Muir Monday” on your blog! Wonderful words paired with stunning images… what is not to like? Keep going! Just added you to my Feedly, so I will keep watching this space… 🙂 Kind regards, Oliver
PS: Not sure if you are aware of it, but 2014 marks the centennial day of death of the great John Muir and I’m sure there will be plenty of dedicated celebrations around the massive legacy of this “pioneer of the woods”…