Tag Archives: George Eliot

A Stroll in the Garden

The journey is never ending. There’s always gonna be growth, improvement, adversity; you just gotta take it all in and do what’s right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment. -Antonio Brown

Hyacinth

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People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die. -Plato

Grape Hyacinth

Growth is the only evidence of life. -John Henry Newman

Grape Hyacinth

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder. -Ronald Reagan

Crabapple

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. -Benjamin Franklin

Tulips

The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice. -George Eliot

Transparent Apple

Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. -Gail Sheehy

Walnut

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. -Viktor E. Frankl

Balsam Arrowroot

Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth. -Susan L. Taylor

Pear

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

Grecian Windflower Anemone

Sometimes we may ask God for success, and He gives us physical and mental stamina. We might plead for prosperity, and we receive enlarged perspective and increased patience, or we petition for growth and are blessed with the gift of grace. He may bestow upon us conviction and confidence as we strive to achieve worthy goals. -David A. Bednar

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

See the world around you!

Marcus Island

My Mama keeps asking for an air conditioner cover, and I keep hoping she will forget.  

She never forgets…must be part elephant.

So I finally chose a pretty pink rose print (to complement her sofa) and made a cover for her air conditioner.  

I don’t have a photo.  Mama doesn’t have the cover yet, either.  I was hoping to be able to bring it to her by her birthday, but…you know, COVID and all that.

Soon, Mom!  (Yes…she reads my posts!)

Since I don’t have sewing related photos (I have done some quilting), I am giving you a photo heavy post of a walk I took earlier this week.

I am super blessed to have Marcus Island across the street from me…I love to visit here!

Marcus Island

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Marcus Island

Marcus Island

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”
― Jim Bishop

Marcus Island

Marcus Island

“He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Marcus Island

Marcus Island

Marcus Island

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”
– George Eliot

Marcus Island

Marcus Island

Marcus Island

“THERE is something in the autumn that is native to my blood—
Touch of manner, hint of mood;
And my heart is like a rhyme,
With the yellow and the purple and the crimson keeping time.”
― Bliss Carman

Marcus Island

Marcus Island

Marcus Island

“If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour.”
– Victoria Erickson

Marcus Island

Marcus Island

Marcus Island

“Come, little leaves,” said the Wind one day, “Come to the meadows with me and play. Put on your dresses of red and gold; For Summer is past, and the days grow cold.”
― George Cooper

Marcus Island

Marcus Island

Marcus Island

“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.”
― Samuel Butler

Marcus Island

Marcus Island

“Let whoever wants to, relax in the south,
And bask in the garden of paradise.
Here is the essence of north and it’s autumn
I’ve chosen as this year’s friend.”
― Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

A Short Stroll in the Garden

The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all. -Mulan

Autumn Crocus

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Autumn Crocus

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. -George Eliot

Autumn Crocus

I end not far from my going forth By picking the faded blue Of the last remaining aster flower To carry again to you. -Robert Frost

Aster

The lands are lit with all the autumn blaze of golden-rod, and everywhere the purple asters nod and bend and wave and flit. – Helen Hunt

Aster

The aster greets us as we pass With her faint smile. – Sarah Helen Whitman

Aster

Stay healthy!  Stay safe!