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.