Tuesday, April 20, 2010

amen brother roosevelt

"In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world. I want to ask you to keep this great wonder of nature as it now is. I hope you will not have a building of any kind, not a summer cottage, a hotel or anything else, to mar the wonderful grandeur, the sublimity, the great loneliness and beauty of the canyon. Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it."

- Theodore Roosevelt (and quoted by President Barack Obama in remarks at the White House Conference on the Great Outdoors)


5 comments:

Chas Hathaway said...

Wow! That pic gives me the heeby jeebies! I once thought I had no fear of heights until I stood near the edge of a precipice.

Chas

kel said...

yeah, i'm getting jello legs.

Ann Marie said...

amen!!

Rose said...

back away from the ledge! I can't stand to look at that pictures it makes my tummy hide behind my ribs! LOVE the quote

so said...

good lord Z
we don't want to loose you
please step away from the ledge for crying out loud