"A grove of giant redwoods or sequoias should be kept just as we keep a great or beautiful cathedral. The extermination of the passenger pigeon meant that mankind was just so much poorer; exactly as in the case of the destruction of the cathedral at Rheims. And to lose the chance to see frigate-birds soaring in circles above the storm, or a file of pelicans winging their way homeward across the crimson afterglow of the sunset, or a myriad terns flashing in the bright light of midday as they hover in a shifting maze above the beach—why, the loss is like the loss of a gallery of the masterpieces of the artists of old time."
— Theodore Roosevelt
In A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open (1916), 316-317.
My hats off to a wonderful gentleman by the name of David Sandum.There was a call to artists for the 2nd annual Twitter art exhibit held in Norway. He is raising money for another local charity: The Women's Crisis Center in Moss, where abused women and children can get help. The center also provides a 24 hour phone-service, counseling, food and shelter etc. It but has lost a lot of funding the past year and the staff has been cut from 19 to 11. This is a very important cause, not only for the women in a crisis situation but also for their children. See their website visit at: http://www.moss.kommune.no/artikkel.aspx?MId1=5277&AId=2515