Peakin’ Through The Shade

A watercolor from Brett Bell, a Bay Area artist:

brett bell piece

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.
Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire (1985)