Flowers are in You

Do not go to the garden of flowers!!
O friend, do not go there;
in your body is the garden of flowers.
Take your seat on a thousand lotus petals 
and there gaze on the Infinite Beauty.

Rabindranath Tagore, Mahmood Jamal translation

Nature as Artist

"Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.”
Edward O. Wilson

"If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind, they are called vandals; if they destroy something irreplaceable made by God, they are called developers." 
Joseph Wood Krutch 

“If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer; but if he spends his whole day as a spectulator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is esteemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.”
Henry David Thoreau

Maned Three-toed Sloth