Tag Archives: Albert Schweitzer

A Stroll in the Garden

“All you need is love and a cat.” – Unknown

Iris

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Iris

“I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It’s not. Mine had me trained in two days.” – Bill Dana

Goat's Beard

“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.” – James Herriot

Verbena

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.” – Sigmund Freud

Geranium

“There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats.” ― Albert Schweitzer

Geranium

“What greater gift than the love of a cat.” ― Charles Dickens

Snow in Summer; Cerastium

“Never try to outstubborn a cat.” ― Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

Snow in Summer; Cerastium

“I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.” ― Hippolyte A. Taine

Calendula

“Cats leave paw prints in your heart, forever and always.” – Unknown

Floral Reflections, Kallie

Kallie

RIP

March 01, 2017 – June 21, 2021

A Stroll in the Garden

The most important thing is to enjoy your life — to be happy. It’s all that matters. -Audrey Hepburn​

Lily

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Saint John's Wort

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come without leaving happier. -Mother Teresa​

Delphinium

Happiness is the best makeup. -Drew Barrymore​

Daisy

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. -Abraham Lincoln​

Phlox

The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are. -Goldie Hawn​​

Delphinium

Independence is happiness. -Susan B. Anthony​​

Delphinium

If you want to be happy, be. -Leo Tolstoy

Astilbe

We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh. -William James

Calendula

Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like. -Unknown

Calendula

Happiness? That’s nothing more than health and a poor memory.  -Albert Schweitzer

Clematis

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

A Stroll in the Garden

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” – Henry Ward Beecher

Cornflower aka Batchelor Button

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Daisy

Daisy

“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer

Marguerite Daisy

Peony

“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Peony

“The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.” – Mary Davis

Rose

Jupiter's Beard

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” — Ralph H. Blum

Foxglove

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” ― Melody Beattie

Phlox

Phlox

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

Rose

“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” ― G.K. Chesterton

Rose

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

Sunday Picnic

“Do not let Sunday be taken from you.  If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.” -Albert Schweitzer

“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 Sunday was such a glorious spring day!

Hubby packed up a picnic lunch and we had a date!  We hiked up the hill behind the house, sat on the damp ground, and soaked up the sunshine.

Lunch was great, the view was great, and the company the best of all!

We took advantage of a gorgeous lazy Sunday afternoon, and practiced with our cameras.  I have a new pocket camera, and don’t know how to use it.

One of my first shots was this black and white of the Columbia River:

Columbia River

I have no idea how my camera was set on black and white display, but I like the results!

Another first shot was a photo of our feet; I thought I was turning the camera off, but pressed the wrong button.  I deleted that shot.

There is a lot of balsam arrowroot sharing their bright cheerful faces in my part of the woods.

Balsam Arrowroot

I don’t know the name of this delicate, tiny harbinger of spring:

Smallflower Woodland Star

*Update: The above is a Smallflower Woodland Star, or Prairie Star.  I found lots on Google; this link will get you started if you care to research it.

Continuing to practice the macro setting on the pear blossom:

Pear Blossom

And the apple blossom:

Apple Blossom

Love the moss living on the apple tree trunk!

Moss Living on the Apple Tree Trunk

I shall share more from this wondrous date when I have the opportunity. 

Relish the world around you!

*I suggest clicking on the photos for a closer peek.