between the pines

pine cones nov 2007

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.”

John Muir

born april 21, 1838 in dunbar, east lothian, scotland.  he was the third of eight

in 1849, muir’s family emigrated to the united states, starting a farm near
portage, wisconsin.

his history with his father, friend and mentor jeanne carr, wandering in the woods,
his travels in the western united states are all interesting in the formation of
who he became.

in 1892 he was part of the founding of the sierra club.

he put his love for nature into writing.

all this info. and much more is on the john muir page at wikipedia

4 Comments Add yours

  1. S. Etole says:

    A world just waiting to be explored.

  2. cianphelan says:

    Love Muir. He was a fascinating man – so many fascinating nature types around that time period. Good inspiration.

  3. Maureen says:

    I remember how very long ago coming upon an image of Muir among a stand of redwood. I was so taken with a visit to Muir Woods.Lovely image today.

  4. Truly fascinating:the article. I may incorporate Muir into our study of Emerson when we get to him.One of the images engraved on my mind and heart are those of Muir Woods many years ago. How you can look at such magnificance and not believe in God is beyond me!Great post, Nancy—thank you for the inspiration.(I thought you might like my cow line up! One day on the way home from school, they were very close to the road and taking an interest in every passing car. So my car stopped and I took some photos.)

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