“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”
Chedoke Rail Trail, Hamilton ON, Nov. 2011, by Randy Kay
"A trail is an invitation for a conversation with the landscape"
The Royal Botanical Gardens' Head of Science, David Galbraith, posted the above quote on the Cootes to Escarpment Facebook page. A lovely invocation of the relationship we have with nature trails; (tagging trees and rocks does not qualify as part of the conversation...)