"A spiritual landscape exists within the physical landscape.

To put it another way, occasionally one sees something

fleeting in the land, a moment when line,color and

movement intensify and something secret is revealed,

leading one to believe there is another realm of reality

corresponding to the physical one but different."

Barry Lopez

"If you want to man to be born and change for the better endow him with land. There is something sacramental about

the land...A nation can only rise to maturity on the land,

on the soil in which grain and trees grow"

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"I know this world is the world of imagination and vision.

I see everything I paint in this world. To the eye of a man

of imagination nature is imagination itself"

William Blake

"Every tree seems full of blossom of some kind, and the

surface of the ground seems quite alive. Every step I take,

and on whatever object I turn my eye, the sublime

expression of the scripture "I am the resurrection and the light," Seems verified for me."

John Constable

"It's a shadowy world, skies are slippery gray..."

R. Zimmerman