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A Stroll in the Garden

Life’s most precious moments are not all loud or uproarious. Silence and stillness has its own virtues. -― Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Delphinium

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Delphinium

Within yourself is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself -― Herman Hesse

St. John's Wort

Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance. -Morgan Freeman

Feverfew

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. -Deepak Chopra

Feverfew

There’s a point when your tape of life runs off the reel and there’s this stillness of your own – I got to know myself. -Melissa Etheridge

Peony

Seek out a tree and let it teach you stillness. -Eckhart Tolle

Peony

Even in stillness, there is movement. Sometimes it takes time for the molecules of change to shift form. Even when it feels like nothing is happening, transformation is taking place. -Anonymous

Bellflower

Inner stillness is the key to outer strength. -Jared Brock

Bellflower

There is nothing as certain as silence, stillness, and solitude to introduce you to the secrets of yourself. -Guy Finley

Foxglove

Find a moment of stillness, give your heart a chance to tell you where you really need to be. -Dodinsky

Daisy

Sometimes finding that quiet stillness within us is our highest and greatest aspiration. -Anonymous

Clematis

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

See the world around you!

A Stroll in the Garden

Boldness doesn’t mean rude, obnoxious, loud, or disrespectful. Being bold is being firm, sure, confident, fearless, daring, strong, resilient, and not easily intimidated. It means you’re willing to go where you’ve never been, willing to try what you’ve never tried, and willing to trust what you’ve never trusted. Boldness is quiet, not noisy. -Mike Yaconelli

Bachelor's Button or Cornflower

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Bellflower

Freedom lies in being bold. -Robert Frost

Jupiter's Beard

How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold. -William Wordsworth

Jupiter's Beard

Though we may have desires or bold goals, for whatever reason, most of us don’t think we can achieve something beyond what we’re qualified to achieve. Why, I ask, do we let reality interfere with our dreams? -Simon Sinek

Jupiter's Beard

The flower has opened, has been in the sun and is unafraid. I’m taking more chances; I’m bold and proud. -Paula Cole

Snapdragon

Let us be bold enough and free enough to follow the great examples – the men of good will and honor who put aside little ways and petty hatreds to build the American dream. -Stephen Vincent Benet

Ageratum

There’s nothing more intoxicating than doing big, bold things. -Jason Kilar

Ageratum

I love the color pink. It makes a bold statement. -Samuel Larsen

Clematis

Monet was like a conductor. He painted with quite a straight arm and used bold strokes. -Richard C. Armitage

Foxglove

Be bold enough to find the one thing that you are passionate about. It might not be what you were trained to do. But be bold enough to do the one thing. Nobody needs to dig it but you. -Chris Gardner

Foxglove

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

See the world around you!

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

“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! 

A Stroll in the Garden

“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.”

― J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird

 

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. – William Blake

 

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Thyme

Rose

Rose

Rose

Rose

Pine Siskin?

Baby Pine Siskin

Baby Pine Siskin

Baby Pine Siskin

Baby Pine Siskin

Baby Pine Siskin

Foxglove

Hear how the birds, on every blooming spray, With joyous music wake the dawning day. – Alexander Pope