Monday, October 19, 2009

Beauty @ Robinson Preserve

Robinson Preserve is a 487-acre preserve that has undergone an incredible transformation from disturbed farmland to coastal and wetland habitats. It has paddle and hiking trails, boardwalks, a 40 foot tall observation tower. It is a Native saltmarsh habitat that is now protected by the state.

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." unknown

There are many breathtakeing moments in the early AM in this preserve. color is everywhere, in the many birds and the tidal basins with natural grasses growing in profusion of colors.

"It matters not how long we live, but how." Barrie
Our lives can be enriched by wandering along trails feasting the eyes and ears on sights and sounds of Nature as it was intended to be.

My husband and I climbed to the top of the tower, Saturday morning and I noticed they have added a sign saying, protected by video cameras. We noticed vandalism on the corners of the carvings on the tower. When I see these signs of our Civilization, it makes me sad.
But sadness does not last long in this beautiful and peaceful tidal basin.
Keep your sense of proportion by regularly, preferably daily, visiting the natural world. - Catlin Matthews
Discovering this idyllic place, we find ourselves filled with a yearning to linger here, where time stands still and beauty overwhelms. Unknown author

Lose yourself in nature and find peace.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. - Lao Tzu

The day, water, sun, moon, night - I do not have to purchase these things with money. - Plautis


Snapper II said...

Your blog today is fantastic as usual. I love your comments. I've heard "nature does not hurry yet everything is accomplished"

Sunny said...

What beautiful colors, such a lovely place. The quotes were perfect too.
Sunny :)

Beverly said...

I went out one day, hoping to get some good photos and enjoy the preserve, but it was too hot...maybe now that the weather is cooler, I'll make it.

Ginny said...

Great pictures! And is that a pink spoonbill? So peaceful...

MedaM said...

This is really lovely series of photos. What beautiful birds and their white and pink bodies. The colorful grasses look wonderful. I'd love to have some of it in my vase at home.One really cannot purchase some things with money. I totaly agree with you. Thanks for this lovely post.