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A Stroll in the Garden

Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones. -John Lennon

Chocolate Jenny

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Chocolate Jenny

Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people. -Warren Buffett

Creeping Groundcover

Honesty is often very hard. The truth is often painful. But the freedom it can bring is worth the trying. -Fred Rogers

Creeping Groundcover

There is one way to find out if a man is honest – ask him. If he says ‘yes’, you know he is crooked. -Groucho Marx

Larkspur

When you face a choice between being polite and being honest, err on the side of the truth. It’s better to be disliked but respected than to be liked but disrespected. In the long run, the people we trust the most are those who have the courage to be sincere. -Adam Grant

Larkspur

Authenticity is powerful because it is, by definition, impossible to fake. To lead an authentic life is to lead a truly honest life. -Ed Latimore

St. John's Wort

The good I stand on is my truth and honesty. -William Shakespeare

St. John's Wort

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. -Kent M. Keith

Squash

No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Spirea

Honesty is telling the truth to ourselves and others. Integrity is living that truth. -Kenneth H. Blanchard

Spirea

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A Stroll in the Garden

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty. -Johnathan Lockwood Huie

Spirea

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Spirea

I see, when I bend close, how each leaflet of a climbing rose is bordered with frost, the autumn counterpart of the dewdrops of summer dawns. The feathery leaves of yarrow are thick with silver rime and dry thistle heads rise like goblets plated with silver catching the sun. -Edwin Way Teale

Yarrow

You can imagine thistle-down so light that when you run after it your running motion would drive it away from you, and that the more you tried to catch it the faster it would fly from your grasp. And it should be with every man, that, when he is chased by troubles, they, chasing, shall raise him higher and higher.
-Henry Ward Beecher

Lavender

The thistle is a prince. Let any man that has an eye for beauty take a view of the whole plant, and where will he see a more expressive grace and symmetry; and where is there a more kingly flower? –Henry Ward Beecher

Thistle

If your thought is a rose, you are a rose garden; and if it is a thistle, you are fuel for the fire. -Rumi

Thistle

A crippled child Said, “How shall I dance?” Let your heart dance,We said. Then the invalid said: “How shall I sing?” Let your heart sing, We said. Then spoke the poor dead thistle, “But I, how shall I dance?” Let your heart fly to the wind, We said. Then God spoke from above “How shall I descend from the blue?” Come dance for us here in the light, We said. All the valley is dancing Together under the sun, And the heart of him who joins us not Is turned to dust, to dust.
-Gabriela Mistral

Thistle

A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles. -Richard Burton

Thistle

Driving down the wrong road and knowing it, The fork years behind, how many have thought To pull up on the shoulder and leave the car Empty, strike out across the fields; and how many Are still mazed among dock and thistle, Seeking the road they should have taken? -Damon Knight

Thyme

When on the breath of Autumn’s breeze, From pastures dry and brown, Goes floating, like an idle thought, The fair, white thistle-down; O, then what joy to walk at will, Upon the golden harvest-hill! -Mary Howitt

Larkspur

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A Stroll in the Garden

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger

Rose

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Phlox

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
– Khalil Gibran

Daisy

“And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.”– Paulo Coelho

Daisy

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
– Christopher Reeve

Daisy

“Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength.”– Chris Bradford

Lily

“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”
– Walt Disney

Lily

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

Snapdragon

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”– J.K. Rowling

Lily

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”– Vincent Van Gogh

Poppy

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.”
– Psalm 28:7

Larkspur

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A Stroll in the Garden

We may think we are nurturing our garden, but of course it’s our garden that is nurturing us. -Jenny Uglow

 

May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day. -Native American Proverb

 

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Larkspur

Larkspur

Joe Pye Weed

Joe Pye Weed

Phlox

Phlox

Phlox

Sea Holly

Lavender

Yarrow

Yarrow

Rose

Rose

Spirea

Like wildflowers, you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people never thought you would. -E.V.

A Stroll in the Garden

“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?” -Matthew 6:28–29

 

“This is what l love about flowers. Wherever possible, they just grow; in between the weeds, through a crack in a stone, in the middle of mud or moss – they just grow fearlessly, so confident of their short-lived beauty.”  ― Asma Naqi

 

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Yellow Flower

Yellow Flower

Poppy

Poppy

Lily

Lily

Lily

Lily

Lily

Daisy

Rose

Rose

Larkspur

Phlox

Phlox

“Flowers only know to fragrance, nothing else. Be that, to beautify, and perfume the feelings of others.”  ― Ehsan Sehgal