July 11, 2012 § 2 Comments

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” – Gary Snyder


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cliffs north of Colorado City AZ


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“Things usually work out in the end.”
“What if they don’t?”
“That just means you haven’t come to the end yet.”  – Jeannette Walls

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Hurricane fault Peach Springs AZ


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“While wandering a deserted beach at dawn, stagnant in my work, I saw a man in the distance bending and throwing as he walked the endless stretch toward me. As he came near, I could see that he was throwing starfish, abandoned on the sand by the tide, back into the sea. When he was close enough I asked him why he was working so hard at this strange task. He said that the sun would dry the starfish and they would die. I said to him that I thought he was foolish. there were thousands of starfish on miles and miles of beach. One man alone could never make a difference. He smiled as he picked up the next starfish. Hurling it far into the sea he said, “It makes a difference for this one.” I abandoned my writing and spent the morning throwing starfish.”  – Loren Eiseley

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13 acres Ashfork AZ


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“All of us , I believe , carry about in our heads places and landscapes we shall never forget because we have experienced such intensity of life there :places where, like the child that ‘feels its life in every limb’ in Wordsworth’s poem’We are seven’ ,our eyes have opened wider, and all our senses have somehow heightened.By way of returning the compliment , we accord these places that have given us such joy a special place in our memories and imaginations. They live on in us, wherever we may be, however far from them.”  – Roger Deakin

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Between Peach Springs and Seligman


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“There’s more truth about a camp than a house. Planning laws need not worry the improvising builder because temporary structures are more beautiful anyway, and you don’t need permission for them. There’s more truth about a camp because that is the position we are in. The house represents what we ourselves would like to be on earth: permanent, rooted, here for eternity. But a camp represents the true reality of things: we’re just passing through.”  – Roge Deakin

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“The city (regardless which one it is) does provide a certain degree of sophistication and intellectualism. It offers the challenge of professional matters. It throws new and interesting people in one’s path. There is a dynamic and an energy in cities which is diametric to the life-forces of the forest.
Still the cabin is the wellspring, the source, the hub of my existence. It gives me tranquility, a closeness of nature and wildlife, good health and fitness, a sense of security, the opportunity for resourcefulness, reflection and creative thinking…..”  – Anne LaBastille

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Land for sale Ashfork AZ


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“Travel, I was coming to realize, was a metaphor not only for the countless options life offers but also for the fact that choosing one option reduces you to the parameters of that choice. Thus, in knowing my possibilities, I also knew my limitations.”  – Rolf Potts

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Ashfork, AZ

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“Home is not where you have to go but where you want to go; nor is it a place where you are sullenly admitted, but rather where you are welcomed – by the people, the walls, the tiles on the floor, the followers beside the door, the play of life, the very grass.”  – Scott Russell Sanders

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§ 2 Responses to Home.

  • sandy says:

    I remember traveling on Rt 66 as a kid, but I don’t think it was dirt.
    You post the best of the desert.

    • southwestdesertlover says:

      Hi Sandy. Oh, how kind of you to say. Some of those dirt roads are near land for sale. I’m delighted you love the desert as much as I do! ^)

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