Ramble at Dusk

“Man always kills the thing he loves, and so we the pioneers have killed our wilderness. Some say we had to. Be that as it may, I am glad I shall never be young without wild country to be young in…

Of what avail are forty freedoms without a blank spot on the map?”

–Aldo Leopold, 1949










Amen, Aldo.
Thanks for always keeping Leopold’s words alive for me, Dad.


Rambling at dusk in the marshy prairie in Dudgeon Lake State Wildlife Management Area (Iowa).
I hope my American friends found time to ramble post-Thanksgiving, too. xx


15 thoughts on “Ramble at Dusk

  1. Ruby, these photos here are so tender and moving. Its always wonderful to see such beautiful smiling faces – especially those cheeky smiles peeking out from behind you πŸ™‚ Walks out in the wilderness really are the best, especially when we can hold hands along the way, don’t you agree? (I know you do!) xoxo


    • Leigh, you are seriously the BEST ‘commenter’ ever! I have been harboring that thought for awhile. I always love reading your comments. You write so well & speak truth from the heart. Thank you for visiting the blog. And, YES, holding hands is the best! I tried to be sneaky & surreptitiously snap that photo of the hubby holding my hand (he doesn’t really like to do so, but I make him). xo


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