“It’s why those of us who write about landscape are so interested in science, too. It’s not in order to categorize the wildflowers, to make lists of things, but to make our vision…go deeper and deeper. The more I learn, the more I see. And the more I see, the more I learn.” –Gretel Ehrlich, Words from the Land: Encounters with Natural History Writing. Trimble S, Ed. 1988.
From the desert I come to thee,
On a stallion shod with fire;
And the winds are left behind,
In the speed of my desire.
– Bayard Taylor
“The world crumbles as it turns into distance; countries become abstract, and even absurd notions; one simply comes to feel one’s own existence on the planet, in the bosom of what -not without contradiction and a certain dose of pagan spirituality- we still call Nature.” – Enrique Servin Herrera