Nature’s Cathedrals

“Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.”~ Anatoli Boukreev, mountaineer

Morning Glory, Bryce Canyon, UT

Morning Glory, Bryce Canyon, UT


“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Sunrise at the Towers, Torres Del Paine, Chile

Sunrise at the Towers, Torres Del Paine, Chile


“Some keep the Sabbath going to the Church —I keep it, staying at Home —With a Bobolink for a Chorister —And an Orchard for a Dome” ~ Emily Dickinson

Morning Glow, Bryce Canyon

Morning Glow, Bryce Canyon


“And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.”  ~William Shakespeare

Redwoods, Armstrong State Park, CA

Redwoods, Armstrong State Park, CA


“If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand.” ~Buddha

Nature's Wonder, Patagonia

Nature’s Door, Patagonia


“Great things are done when men and mountains meet.  This is not done by jostling in the street.”  ~William Blake

Patagonian Awe

Patagonian Awe


“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.” ~ John Muir, The Yosemite

Butte at Sunset, Monument Valley, UT

Butte at Sunset, Monument Valley, UT


“The earth has music for those who listen.” ~ George Santayana

Rocks and River, Bend, OR

Rocks and River, Bend, OR

Categories: Landscapes, Nature, Photography, Sunrise, Sunset, TravelTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Jane, a spectacular set of images. You do a lot of traveling, it seems. These are breathtaking.
    I’ve been dying to go to Bryce Canyon.
    The closest I’ve been is to Zion which is spectacular in itself. Have you ever hiked Angel’s Landing at Zion?

    • Hi Karen, Thanks so much! Yes, we’ve enjoyed some fun travels over the years. You would love Bryce especially with your artistic eye capturing the unusual rock formations and colors. I have been to Zion but wasn’t brave enough to take on Angel’s Landing! I know it’s amazing. Enjoying your blog very much. Thanks again for your feedback!

  2. Nature’s door: powerful photo! majestic! Loved all the photos! You have such an ‘eye’ for beauty! Happy to ‘travel with you’ on all these adventures outdoors! xo Beach Barbie

  3. Photos are beautiful and the quotes made them even better.

  4. Ahhh….love “sunrise at the towers”… God is good. So is your art. ; – )

  5. Lovely post Janie, enjoyed reliving many of the moments!

  6. Indeed, all your photos are awesome, and the quotes just reinforced the inspiration or your photos. Thanks!

  7. Are you sure Art Wolfe doesn’t travel with you? Well done, Creator….and you, too, Jane.

  8. I know you are finding your solace in the nature that speaks so boldly ” you will know Me from my creation without or your conscience within.” Love you friend welcome back

  9. Your photos are always awesome! You have such a wonderful eye. The sunrise and nature’s door were especially lovely.

  10. I cannot pick out a favorite..all are amazing! Love that close up on Nature’s Door.

  11. Just SPECTACULAR!!! WOW!!

  12. What would you think about trading jewelry for photographs?


  13. OMG, Bryce Canyon. Take that Mormon Tabernacle–this is the real deal when it comes to a cathedral that encompasses God’s majesty and more spiritual presence than humankind can ever hope to craft.

  14. Nature’s Door, Patagonia, WOW!

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