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A Stroll in the Garden

“Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, “It might have been.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

Cornflower/Batchelor Button

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Rose

“The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn’t live boldly enough, that they didn’t invest enough heart, didn’t love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.”
― Ted Hughes, Letters of Ted Hughes

Peony

“We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Coral Bells

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
― Shannon L. Alder

Bleeding Heart

“We don’t have to be defined by the things we did or didn’t do in our past. Some people allow themselves to be controlled by regret. Maybe it’s a regret, maybe it’s not. It’s merely something that happened. Get over it.” ― Pittacus Lore, I Am Number Four

Bleeding Heart

“We all do things we desperately wish we could undo. Those regrets just become part of who we are, along with everything else. To spend time trying to change that, well, it’s like chasing clouds.” ― Libba Bray

Goats Beard

“Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.” ― Katherine Mansfield

Pansy

“My dad used to say that living with regrets was like driving a car that only moved in reverse.” ― Jodi PicoultHouse Rules

Allium

“Speak when you’re angry, and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.” ― Lawrence J. Peter

Allium

Stay healthy.

Stay safe.

Keep smiling.

See the world around you!

A Stroll in the Garden

“Mother is the heartbeat in the home; and without her, there seems to be no heartthrob.” —Leroy Brownlow

Tulip

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Tulip

“We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” —Laura Stavoe Harm

Fritillaria Persica

“My Mother: She is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her. ” —Jodi Picoult

Tulip

“The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” —James E. Faust

Tulip

“There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.” —Elder M. Russell Ballard

Daffodil

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.” —Maya Angelou

Grape Hyacinth

“Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary – it’s an act of infinite optimism.” —Gilda Radner

Grape Hyacinth

“The mother’s heart is the child’s school-room.” —Henry Ward Beecher

Lungwort/Pulmonaria

“I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.” —Lance Conrad

Lungwort/Pulmonaria

“Mothers can look through a child’s eyes and see tomorrow.” —Reed Markham

Phlox

“My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.” —Michael Jordan

Bleeding Heart/Dicentra

“Mothers possess a power beyond that of a king on his throne.” —Mabel Hale

Crown Imperial

“No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love.” —Edwin Chapin

Dead Nettles/Lamium

Stay healthy.

Stay safe.

Keep smiling.

See the world around you!

Sunday Picnic 2

“And the Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.”
― Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Complete Poems

 

“Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.”
― John Muir, The Wilderness World of John Muir

 

A chickadee was perched amongst the branches of the apple tree while I was snapping pictures of blossoms.

What’s he/she up to?

Chickadee

Aha!  There is a dead stump protruding from the side of the tree, and look what is deep in the hollow:

Chickadee Nest

Someone is preparing for a family!

The pines are growing:

Pine

For the curious, that is my home sweet home down there:

Home Sweet Home

Practicing the macro setting on the barbed wire:

Barbed Wire

The maple tree is budding out!

Maple

And the candytuft is blooming!

Candytuft

A beautiful crown imperial blossoming in the front garden:

Crown Imperial

The always lovely bleeding heart:

Bleeding Heart

Blossoms from the fabulous crabapple tree in the back yard:

Crabapple

I should have taken photos of the lilacs blooming.  Their fragrance greets me through every open window, and each day, when I come home from work.

Heavenly!

“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?”
― Neltje Blanchan

 

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

**Click the link for more photos from my previous post .

Flowers After the Rain

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.

– Frank Howard Clark

Bleeding Heart

Daffodils