This natural beauty-hunger is made manifest in the little window-sill gardens of the poor, though perhaps only a geranium slip in a broken cup, as well as in the carefully tended rose and lily gardens of the rich, the thousands of spacious city parks and botanical gardens, and in our magnificent National parks — the Yellowstone, Yosemite, Sequoia, etc.
~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), , 1897
I am the gentle dreamer,
Weaving in and out a warp of the moon with a woof of the mist...
~Muriel Strode (1875–1964), "Red Threads of My Heart: VI," , 1923
Nature's beautiful dancers — flowers, water, leaves
Dancing to the music of God's sweet breeze.
If I might bring one orchid out of my soul...
If I might bring out of its sensitized soil one tinted petal, one delicate tendril, one gossamer tracery of leaf!
What in all my striving days do I bring forth like the grace of a single wilding rose?...
Shall I ever have a single hour like the burst of God's unnumbered dawns of day?
Shall I ever bring forth in all the years of my barren being like the verdure that grows with ease on the sides of high hills?
~Muriel Strode (1875–1964), "A Soul's Faring: XLIX," , 1921
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
The nature essay - Exam paper answers
~Henry David Thoreau
Joy all creatures drink
At natures bosoms...
~Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller , “Ode to Joy,” translated from German
What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.