SIU…The Weaving Together of Nature and Academia!

One of the pristine delights of Southern Illinois University is the majestic natural woods and wildlife…that are literally surround you!

IMG_4141IMG_4147IMG_4148IMG_4149Literally, squirrels, almost eat out of your hand and deer contemplate their human neighbors with curious and benign neglect.

IMG_26892855342F-9D9E-4B29-B3D7-87550547F731 510B958E6-BF7B-4E98-BB65-F4C9A3D48E01 4C243375B-B622-4096-B509-A4FC1C0E2CCA 2BD0A11E3-607E-48D6-8398-E538B255CE80 5BAAF0793-1D78-4C6E-AF87-0716CE195307 5IMG_2684 5‘I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by an epaulet I could have worn.’   Henry David Thoreau

IMG_4118‘ I saw a muskrat come out of a hole in the ice…While I am looking at him, I am thinking what he is thinking of me.  He is a different sort of man, thats all.’   Henry David Thoreau

IMG_0655 5‘I saw deep in the eyes of the animals the human soul look out upon me.  I saw where it was born deep down under feathers and fur, or condemned for a while to roam four-footed among the brambles, I caught the clinging mute glance of the prisoner and swore that I would be faithful.’   Henry David Thoreau

IMG_4161What an intricately weaved Laboratory of Nature and Life…to receive a first class University education!

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5 responses

    1. Thank you my friend. 🌞

  1. SIU is truly a gorgeous campus and I just love the photos you posted. There is always something calming about seeing a deer and the deer really stayed about for you to take quick photos of it. I wish SIU continued success in its funding, good management and the provision of more education for generations to come.

    1. Thank you my friend. 😉

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