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Inside George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

A trip is not a trip for us if we don’t stop along the way and see a place or two.  And so it was, that in going to a wedding in Houston, we were able to stop not once but twice at presidential libraries: … 1,012 more words


The Life of John Muir

“A Passion for Nature, the Life of John Muir” by Donald Worster

“I am hopelessly and forever a mountaineer,” John Muir wrote. “Civilization and fever and all the morbidness that has been hooted at me has not dimmed my glacial eye, and I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature’s loveliness. 109 more words


Imago Scriptura 89 - Psalm 104 - Beautiful Details

So, I was all set for working on something to continue in 1 Corinthians, but Psalm 104 just grabbed me this morning.  I was working out while reading it and I read it about five times in a row as I just marveled at the details that the writer speaks of with the Creation.   359 more words

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The Yosemite by John Muir Sept 2016 Book Club

By Emily Clever

As much as I am embarrassed to admit it, this is the first John Muir book I have read.  The Yosemite is a terrific introduction to his work and a timely read since 2016 is the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service. 278 more words

Wildlife & Habitat

Rock On!

Cairns—we saw them aplenty when we climbed Ben Nevis. We noticed quite a few in Nova Scotia. We spotted them as trail markers in John Muir woods, on Palomar Mountain near the observatory, and now in the shallows of the Boise river—in this case, parents built them symbolically, one cairn each for a family of seven. 78 more words


A Wild Idea

National Park Service Centennial
August 25, 2016

Photo credit @PDPhoto

August 25, 2016 marks the U.S. National Park Service Centennial. The National Park System manages 407 national parks and continuously promotes good stewardship for the wild spaces we have come to love. 362 more words

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