Wednesday, December 22, 2010

More Cranes

You know how it is. After painstakingly processing hundreds of images, and narrowing down your blogging choices to a precious few, ya go back and fall in love with some images all over again. This morning in our quiet house, everyone (dogs and hubs) sleeping but me, the smoky flavor of coffee steaming around my face, I revisited our trip to Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge to see the cranes. Words of wisdom aren't forming this morning so I'll share instead words from other like minds. The link to the quote page can be found at the bottom of this post.

"I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?"

~Robert Redford, 1985

"There must be a better way to make the things we want, a way that doesn't spoil the sky, or the rain or the land".

~Sir Paul McCartney

"Sustainability is a condition of existence which enables the present generation of humans and other species to enjoy social wellbeing, a vibrant economy, and a healthy environment, and to experience fulfillment, beauty and joy, without compromising the ability of future generations of humans and other species to enjoy the same."

~Guy Dauncey

"The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future."

~Marya Mannes, More in Anger, 1958

"The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river."

~Ross Perot

"Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals "love" them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more."

~Edwin Way Teale, Circle of the Seasons, 1953

These and more Sustainability Quotes can be found at the Drury University website. Just click the link if you're interested.


Carol said...

Debbie, This is a beautiful post! I love the photographs of the Cranes and words of wisdom you illustrate them with. Ah, If Only! Your new header is gorgeous. AND . . . as I write I enjoy you new music. Happy Solstice! Blessings for the Christmas Season and New Year.

Julie Magers Soulen said...

The photo of the three cranes is amazing. I love the one with their wings all lined up. Beautiful!! Thank you so much for visiting and commenting this past year. I really appreciate it. I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season!

Julie Magers Soulen Photography

Gaelyn said...

Love your photos! And in lieu of your words, these quotes are All excellently chosen.

Eve said...

I like the Ross Perot quote best! Thanks Debi!

Anonymous said...

I read this post first and absolutely love the first photo. They are all wonderful but the light on the holy three is spectacular. I hope that doesn't offend anyone, but these three flying with the light look very magical. Then I read the previous post and got to see the whooping cranes! Wonderful. Thank you.

Barbara H.

Rural Rambler said...

Debi, 1st and third pictures look like they have wings of gold! Beautiful shots! How lucky we are that you went back and checked your shots. Digital is a wonderful thing :)


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