Friday Features- I’m Invited!

This will be the last one until probably October since we are approaching the final countdown to departure for Mongolia on the 24th.

However, I’ve just gotten a letter informing me that I am invited to participate in the 2009 Marin Art Festival and bypass the jurying process! The answer is “Yes!”, so my first festival of 2009 is on the calendar.

PLANET SAVER TIP OF THE DAY (all photos copyright Susan Fox)

Quotes that I find inspiring, thought-provoking and worthwhile to consider-

What is the good of having a nice house without a decent planet to put it on?
Henry David Thoreau

Many Glacier Lodge, Glacier National Park, USA
Many Glacier Lodge, Glacier National Park, USA

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“It’s hard for the modern generation to understand Thoreau, who lived beside a pond but didn’t own water-skis or a snorkel.”
– Bill Vaughan

“We do need a ‘new economy,’ but one that is founded on thrift and care, on saving and conserving, not on excess and waste.  An economy based on waste is inherently and hopelessly violent, and war is its inevitable by-product.  We need a peaceable economy.”
– Wendell Berry, Thoughts in the Presence of Fear.

Sunrise at Ikh Nartiin Chuluu Nature Reserve, Mongolia
Sunrise at Ikh Nartiin Chuluu Nature Reserve, Mongolia

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”
– Rachel Carson

Watering place, Kenya
Watering place, Kenya

“The purpose of conservation: The greatest good to the greatest number of people for the longest time.”
– Gifford Pinchot, first Director of the U.S. Forest Service

” When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.”
– John Muir

Sundown, Masai Mara, Kenya
Sundown, Masai Mara, Kenya

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