Mother nature / by Brad Schmidt

mother nature

 In John Muir's writing, "A Wind-Storm in the Forests", he wrote: "When the storm began to abate, I dismounted and sauntered down through the calming woods.  The storm-tones died away, and, turning toward the east, I beheld the countless hosts of the forests hushed and tranquil, towering above one another on the slopes of the hills like a devout audience.  The setting sun filled them with amber light, and seemed to say. while they listened, 'My peace I give unto you.'  As I gazed on the impressive scene, all the so-called ruin of the storm was forgotten, and never before did these noble woods appear so fresh, so joyous, so immortal."