A Stroll in the Garden


“Life is a gift, and i try to respond with grace and courtesy” -Maya Angelou

Sea Holly

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Sea Holly

Don’t flatter yourselves that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. On the contrary, the nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Sea Holly

Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man’s cruelty and baseness. -Bryant H. McGill


The true greatness of a person, in my view, is evident in the way he or she treats those with whom courtesy and kindness are not required. -Joseph B. Wirthlin


No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy. -Bryant H. McGill


Courtesy is the one coin you can never have too much of or be stingy with. -John Wanamaker


The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it. -Christian Nestell Bovee


Whatever happened to courtesy? What can be so urgent that you have to look down at your phone in the middle of a dinner conversation with people who matter to you? You can’t wait five minutes before staring at your phone? -Martin Cooper


A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. -Saint Basil

Liatris Gayfeather

Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart. -Henry Clay

Love In A Mist

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy. -Jacques Maritain

Coral Bells

I’ve met the Queen a couple of times, and she’s been delightful. In fact, I often find myself thinking: ‘What would the Queen do in this situation? Write a thank-you note? Yes, I’ll do that.’ She’s all about courtesy. -Jools Holland


Courtesy should be a continuous action, not something to be turned on and off like a faucet. -Anonymous


The grace of God is courtesy. -Hilaire Belloc

Gooseneck Loosestrife

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

5 responses to “A Stroll in the Garden

  1. Are these all growing in your garden? You have such a bio-diverse retreat! I’ve never seen ‘love in a mist’ before, very like baby’s breath is laceyness.


    • All of the plants from the garden strolling posts are growing in my garden, Laura. I try to have something blooming all of the time, except in winter, of course. It isn’t as lush as you think, but it could be. Right now, I don’t have the water that I need for the gardens. Hubby and I have a gravity spring as our water source…it has always been enough, but not this year. We are supposed to have a well drilled, but the company has been a no show so far.

      And now you know more than you wanted. 🙂

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  2. Beautiful flowers as ever. Thank you for the quotes about courtesy. It is a trait in retreat in our Western culture and so all the more wonderful when it is demonstrated in a situation. To be the recipient of someone else’s courtesy – thoughtfulness, kindness – is so uplifting. A good reminder to show courtesy to others.


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