Dave Sandersfeld

Dayville, United States

Dave Sandersfeld start his career in 1970 as a US Forest Service “Wilderness Ranger” in the Frank Church/River of No Return...

Hello! You are cordially welcome to browse my site & photos of Nature & our World in perspective.

I am also known as Father Nature Consulting; Trying to bring the complexities of nature into simple terms that the average person can understand via written word and photography. In my photography i share my love of the natural elements with an artistic touch. My love of Nature and Photography combine into some unusual photos, yet leaving nature undisturbed as I found it for the next generation to enjoy.

My favorite Quote comes from a Lakota Sioux Shaman Grey Elk – who I met long ago:

*_The Lakota was a true naturalist – a lover of nature. He loved the earth and all things of the earth, the attachment growing with age. The old people came literally to love the soil and they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of being close to a mothering power.

It was good for the skin to touch the earth and the old people liked to remove their moccasins and walk with bare feet on the sacred earth.

The soil was soothing, strengthening, cleansing and healing…. Kinship with all creatures of the earth, sky, and water was a real and active principle. For the animal and bird world there existed a brotherly feeling that kept the Lakota safe among them and so close did some of the Lakota come to their feathered and furred friends that in true brotherhood they spoke a common tongue.

The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man’s heart away from nature becomes hard; he knew the lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans too. So he kept his youth close to its softening influence._* EVERY PART OF THIS EARTH IS SACRED: Native American Voices in praise of Nature by Jana Stone et al (Harper San Francisco CA) 1993, page 112.

Books By Dave

Oregon Nature Examiner

  • Age: 67
  • Joined: August 2007


New Web Site for Your Enjoyment

With lots of help from my brother, I am happy to announce I have a web site to introduce my new book about the Oregon Coast Pirates. Check out the Web site here
Posted about 8 years – 2 comments

First Americans were from Europe

First Americans May Have Been European / By Bjorn Carey, LiveScience Staff Writer / posted: 19 February 2006 08:16 pm ET / Share this story / ST. LOUIS—The first humans to spread across North America may have been seal hunters from France and Spain. / This runs counter to the long-held belief that the first human entry into the Americas was a crossing of a land-ice bridge that spanned the Bering…
Posted almost 11 years – 4 comments

Enviro-Poetry challenge and purpose!

Note: a “Fen” is a nondescript peat moss bog that purifies water naturally. Common in Northern UK. / Learning to Love the Fens: An Introduction to Romanticism, Ecology, and Pedagogy / Bridget Keegan, Creighton University / James C. McKusick, University of Montana / ________________________________________ / . . . what we have loved, / Others will love, and…
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Nature Photos needed to bring people back outdoors!

Nature Giving Way to Virtual Reality / By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID – 1 day ago / WASHINGTON (AP) — As people spend more time communing with their televisions and computers, the impact is not just on their health, researchers say. Less time spent outdoors means less contact with nature and, eventually, less interest in conservation and parks. / Camping, fishing and per capita visits to parks are all de…
Posted almost 11 years – 2 comments
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