A Wind-Storm in the Forests
A Wind-Storm in the Forests by John Muir
The nature writings of pioneering environmentalist and Sierra Club founder John Muir are like no other. In this essay from 1894, Muir describes the grandeur of the winds at play in the forests, with stunning and musical detail about the trees of the Sierra and their individual reaction to the wind. Muir’s story of climbing a 100-foot Douglas Spruce to experience the sway and swirl of a storm for himself is unforgettable. This short work is part of Applewood’s “American Roots,” series, tactile mementos of American passions by some of America’s most famous writers.