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A Stroll in the Garden

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
― Albert Einstein

Lily of the Valley

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Lily of the Valley

“More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Iris and Spurge (Euphorbia)

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
― Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness

Iris

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Candytuft and Veronica Waterperry

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” ― Jack Kornfield, Buddha’s Little Instruction Book

Ajuga

“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” ― Albert Schweitzer

Peony

“Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human.” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen

Blue Flower

“Compassion is the sometimes fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It’s the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too. ” ― Frederick Buechner

Lilac

“Rage — whether in reaction to social injustice, or to our leaders’ insanity, or to those who threaten or harm us — is a powerful energy that, with diligent practice, can be transformed into fierce compassion.”
― Bonnie Myotai Treace

Iris

“The only time you look in your neighbor’s bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don’t look in your neighbor’s bowl to see if you have as much as them.” ― Louis C.K.

Iris

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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

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A Stroll in the Garden

“Another fall, another turned page…” -Wallace Stegner

Chrysanthemum

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Maple

“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” -Unknown

Calendula

“Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

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Whitney Gardens and Nursery Part 2

*Picture heavy post!

In this post, I am continuing our lovely walk through Whitney Gardens and Nursery.

Come along and enjoy!

Whitney Gardens and Nursery

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Whitney Gardens and Nursery
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The watercolor club members simply set up wherever the scenery inspired them for plein air painting.

Whitney Gardens and Nursery

What a pleasant way to spend the day!

Whitney Gardens and Nursery

Longtime friends finally meet face to face!

Whitney Gardens and Nursery

Whitney Gardens and Nursery Part 1

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A Stroll in the Garden

“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

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Bellflower

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” ― Marthe Troly-Curtin, Phrynette Married

Snapdragon

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ” ― Coco Chanel

Snapdragon

“Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Snapdragon

“Time is an illusion.” ― Albert Einstein

Snapdragon

“There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.” ― Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

Peony

“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” ― C.S. Lewis

Peony

“There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

Peony

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