Monday, August 20, 2012

Quote du jour/Gustav W. Verderber


Travel broadens one's horizons, but if you look closely enough at the details of the natural world, travel may simply entail stepping out your back door.
Gustav W. Verderver

13 comments:

  1. A great quote, Nan, and so true, especially today when our little acreage provided so many wonders for me as I walked about. I enjoy your farm letter as well.

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    1. How many acres do you have?
      I had never heard the term 'acreage' before my Nebraska friend Les. :<) I love regional words.

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    2. Only two acres, Nan, which makes it just a little acreage. Not much compared to farms and such. Living just about 10 miles outside of the City of Chicago, most suburban folks don't even know our little plot is even here.

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  2. So often we get in the trap of wanting more when it’s been right in front of us all along. Wise man.

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    1. There's more about him here:

      http://gustavwverderber.wordpress.com/

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    2. Thank you. Found him and have saved the site. I really like his philosophy.

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    3. SO pleased you came back, and went to the link.

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  3. This philosophy is why I've always loved the books by the late naturalist/writer Hal Borland. He wrote about the nature all around us, especially for those of us lucky enough to live out in the country. He introduced me to a love of nature by describing what is just outside my door.

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    1. My library has a lot of his work. I keep meaning to read him. Thanks for the mention.

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