This print celebrates the ancient Green Mountain Range of Vermont, inspired by the naturalist John Muir's famous quote "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn." ― John Muir, The Mountains of California
- Print size: 13"x19"
- Giclée printed on 100lb. white archival paper
- Signed and stamped open edition.
A little history: The Green Mountains are part of the Appalachian Mountain range that stretches from Quebec in the north to Alabama in the south. The Green Mountains are part of the New England/Acadian forests ecoregion.
The range runs primarily south to north and extends approximately 250 miles (400 km) from the border with Massachusetts to the border with Quebec, Canada.
About 500 million years ago, Vermont was part of Laurentia and located in the tropics. The central and southern Green Mountain range include the oldest rocks in Vermont, formed about one billion years ago during the first mountain building period (or orogeny).
Subsequently, about 400 million years ago, the second mountain building period created Green Mountain peaks that were 15,000–20,000 feet (4,600–6,100 m) tall, three to four times their current height and comparable to the Himalayas. It is an example of geological fault thrusting where bedrock is pushed over the newer rock formation...hence the term, The Ancient Ones.
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