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A Stroll in the Garden

Sweet are the thoughts that savour of content, The quiet mind is richer than a crown… ― Robert Greene

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Columbine

I am a minimalist. I like saying the most with the least. ― Bob Newhart

Veronica Waterperry

If talk is cheap, then being silent is expensive. And many people it seems, can’t afford to buy into it. ― Anthony Liccione

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She liked the life she had. She loved habits. She craved a day with nothing in it, a long, quiet stretch of hours in the studio.― Ann Brashares, Sisterhood Everlasting

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“You’re very perceptive for a guy who can go a whole day without talking,” she said, peering up at him. “That’s why I’m perceptive.” ― Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride

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I have both the violent turbulence of the storm and the quiet promises of God in the storm. And what I must work to remember is that something is not necessarily stronger simply because it’s louder. ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

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I am a believer in silence. The value of silence. The power of silence. The space that isn’t an absence but a presence. A pause that is bigger than the noise that surrounds it. A gap that is a mirror. A gulf that is a bridge. The emptiness that is rejuvenating. The space that is full of more than it could ever contain. ― Helen Rickerby, How to Live

Marguerite Daisy

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See the world around you!

A Stroll in the Garden

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the now the primary focus of your life. -Eckhart Tolle

Iris

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I believe that in life, you have to give things your best shot, do your best. You have to focus on what needs to be done, do the right thing, not the popular thing. -David Cameron

Euphorbia

Every day is a gift from God. Learn to focus on the Giver and enjoy the gift! -Joyce Meyer

Lamium (Dead Nettle)

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. -Greg Anderson

Phlox

The focus is what is right before you – to give it your best. It sows the seeds of tomorrow. -Kiran Bedi

Veronica Perry

Our thoughts create our reality – where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go. -Peter McWilliams

Veronica Perry

If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Iris

Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing.
― Leo Babauta

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Sometimes we focus so much on what we don’t have that we fail to see, appreciate, and use what we do have!
― Jeff Dixon

African Daisy

Always focus on the front windshield and not the rear view mirror. ― Colin Powell

African Daisy

I didn’t pay attention to times or distance, instead focusing on how it felt just to be in motion, knowing it wasn’t about the finish line but how I got there that mattered. ― Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

African Daisy

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A Stroll in the Garden

What in your life is calling you, When all the noise is silenced, The meetings adjourned… The lists laid aside, And the Wild Iris blooms By itself in the dark forest… What still pulls on your soul? -Rumi

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Well. Then we had the irises, rising beautiful and cool on their tall stalks, like blown glass, like pastel water momentarily frozen in a splash, light blue, light mauve, and the darker ones, velvet and purple, black cat’s ears in the sun, indigo shadow, and the bleeding hearts, so female in shape it was a surprise they’d not long since been rooted out. There is something subversive about this garden of Serena’s, a sense of buried things bursting upwards, wordlessly, into the light, as if to point, to say: Whatever is silenced will clamor to be heard, though silently. -Margaret Atwood

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It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak. -Mary Oliver

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What do I see through the camera lens?

Iris and Crab Spider

Oh…it is you!

Iris and Crab Spider

You must have a very large family!

Iris and Crab Spider

I have met many of your relatives in the garden!

Iris and Crab Spider

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A Stroll in the Garden

I have had more than half a century of such happiness. A great deal of worry and sorrow, too, but never a worry or a sorrow that was not offset by a purple iris, a lark, a bluebird, or a dewy morning glory. – Mary McLeod Bethune

 

Must you know that yours will be the “better” picture before you pick up the brush and paint? Can it not simply be another picture? Another expression of beauty? Must a rose be “better” than an iris in order to justify it’s existence? I tell you this: you are all flowers in the Garden of the Gods. – Neale Donald Walsch

 

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There are no green thumbs or black thumbs. There are only gardeners and non-gardeners. Gardeners are the ones who ruin after ruin get on with the high defiance of nature herself, creating, in the very face of her chaos and tornado, the bower of roses and the pride of irises. It sounds very well to garden a ‘natural way’. You may see the natural way in any desert, any swamp, any leech-filled laurel hell. Defiance, on the other hand, is what makes gardeners.

– Henry Mitchell

A Stroll in the Garden

“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown

 

“Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” – Luther Burbank

 

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Columbine

Columbine

Peony

Peony

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Columbine

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Geranium

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