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A Stroll in the Garden

For those of you who walk in my garden regularly…the following photos were taken before I brought out the macro lens to practice.  

Just so ya know.

Snapdragon

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Snapdragon

“Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings.” – Gustave Flaubert

Fireweed

“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for.  And the most you can do is live inside that hope.  Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”

-Barbara Kingsolver

Allium

Allium

“Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.” – Jonas Salk

Allium

“You are not here merely to make a living, you are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”

– Woodrow Wilson

Foxglove

Foxglove

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”

– Michelle Obama

Columbine

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.”

– Emily Dickinson

Allium

“We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.”

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

Rose

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

– Romans 15:13

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

A Stroll in the Garden

The first two photos were taken at Wonderwood Park…one of my favorite places to go when visiting the kids.  It is a very easy walk from their home.

Wonderwood Park - Fern

Wonderwood Park - Fern

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Peony

Patrick Henry
Give me liberty or give me death!

Peony

Nelson Mandela
For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.

Peony

James Bryce
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.

Peony

Henry James
I think patriotism is like charity — it begins at home.

Delphinium

Ronald Reagan
Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.

Calendula

Abraham Lincoln
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

Peony

Robert Frost
Freedom lies in being bold.

Bell flower

Harry S. Truman
America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination.

Allium

Woodrow Wilson
The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history.

Allium

Happy Independence Day, America!

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

A Stroll in the Garden

 

We might think we are nurturing our garden, but of course it’s our garden that is really nurturing us. -Jenny Uglow

Flycatcher

Oak Tree

What is a weed?  A plant whose virtues have never been discovered. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. – Cicero

Coral Bells

Allium

Columbine

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy.  They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. -Unknown

Peony

Marguerite Daisy

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A Stroll in the Garden

Has a bee ever landed on you, and instead of getting scared, you appreciate the possibility that you got confused for a flower? -Unknown

Bumble Bee and Candytuft

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Bumble Bee and Candytuft

Bumble Bee and Candytuft

Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers. -Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

Bumble Bee and Candytuft

Bumble Bee and Candytuft

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it, so it goes on flying anyway. -Mary Kay Ash

Bumble Bee and Allium

Bumble Bee and Allium

Bumble Bee and Allium

Bumble Bee and Allium

It’s not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy.  The bee is praised.  The mosquito is swatted. -Mary O’Connor

Spider on Euphorbia

A Stroll in the Garden

“Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.” – John Harrigan

Geum

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Iris

Lilac

Allium

Petunia

Peony

“The little boy nodded at the peony and the peony seemed to nod back. The little boy was neat, clean and pretty. The peony was unchaste, dishevelled as peonies must be, and at the height of its beauty.(…) Every hour is filled with such moments, big with significance for someone.”
― Robertson Davies, What’s Bred in the Bone

Peony

Iris

Lilac

Maple

Creeping Phlox/Jenny

Lilac

Nothing is more wistful than the scent of lilac, nor more robust than its woody stalk, for we must remember that it is a tree as well as a flower, we must try not to forget this.  –Stevie Smith

Lilac

Creeping Zinnia/Allysum