Darlingtonia




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DARLINGTONIA

This is one of the few places in California where the charming linnaea is found, though it is common to the northward through Oregon and Washington. Here, too, you may find the curious but unlovable darlingtonia, a carnivorous plant that devours bumblebees, grasshoppers, ants, moths, and other insects, with insatiable appetite. In approaching it, its suspicious looking yellow spotted hood and watchful attitude will be likely to make you go cautiously through the bog where it stands, as if you were approaching a dangerous snake.

STEEP TRAILS, pg.61
DAWN

"The rose light of the dawn, creeping higher among the stars changes to daffodil yellow; then come the yellow enthusiastic sunbeams pouring across the feathery ridges, touching pine after pine, spruce and fir, libocedrus and lordly sequoia, searching every recess, until all are awakened and warmed."

OUR NATIONAL PARKS, pg.82
DEATH

"Like trees in autumn shedding their leaves, going to dust like beautiful days to night, proclaiming as with the tongues of angels the natural beauty of death."

STEEP TRAILS, pg.271
"Death is a kind nurse saying, "Come, children, to bed and get up in the morning" a gracious mother calling her children home."

JOHN OF THE MOUNTAINS, pg.440


“The rugged old Norsemen spoke of death as Heimgang---home-going. So snow-flowers go home when they melt and flow to the sea, and the rock ferns, after unrolling their fronds to the light and beautifying the rocks, roll them up close again in the autumn and blend with the soil.”

JOHN OF THE MOUNTAINS, pg.439

“On no subject are our ideas more warped and pitiable than of death. Instead of the friendly sympathy, the union of life and death so apparent in Nature, we are taught that death is an accident, a deplorable punishment for the oldest sin, the arch-enemy of life, etc.”

THOUSAND MILE WALK TO THE GULF, pg.70


DEER

"Deer give beautiful animation to the forests, harmonizing finely in their color and movements with the gray and brown shafts of the trees as they stand in groups at rest..."

STEEP TRAILS, pg.228

DEER cont.

"Everywhere some species of deer seems to be at home, on rough or smooth ground, lowlands or highlands, in swamps and barrens and the densest woods, in varying climates, hot or cold, over all

the continent; maintaining glorious health, never making an awkward step. Standing, lying down, walking, feeding, running even for life, it is always invincibly graceful, and adds beauty and animation to every landscape, a charming animal, and a great credit to nature."

OUR NATIONAL PARKS, pg.190


"I never see one of the common blacktail deer, the only species in the Park, without fresh admiration; and since I never carry a gun I see them well."

OUR NATIONAL PARKS, pg.190


DESERTS

"Deserts are charming to those who know how to see them."

STEEP TRAILS, pg.66
"...Nevada is beautiful in her wilderness, and if tillers of the soil can be brought to see that possibly Nature may have other uses for RICH soil then will these foodless `deserts' have taught a fine lesson."

STEEP TRAILS, pg.116


DEVELOPMENT

"The wedges of development are being driven hard, and none of the obstacles or defenses of nature can long withstand the onset of this immeasurable industry."

STEEP TRAILS, pg.147
DICKSONIA

polypod


magnolias

laurels


azaleas

asters


Hypnum mosses

Madotheaca (scale mosses)

THOUSAND MILE WALK, pg.31
DISASTERS, NATURAL

"The shocks and outbursts of earthquakes, volcanoes, geysers, storms, the pounding of waves, the uprush of sap in plants, each and all tell the orderly love beats of Nature's heart."

THE YOSEMITE, pg.64

DISCIPLINE AND ORDER

"Not withstanding the great number of harshly enforced rules, not very good order was kept in school in my time."

MY BOYHOOD AND YOUTH, pg.36
DUSK

"The evening flames with purple and gold...the mighty host of trees baptized in the purple flood stand hushed and thoughtful, awaiting the sun's blessing and farewell."



OUR NATIONAL PARKS, pg.82


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