Tag Archives: Lily of the Valley

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

Stay healthy.

Stay safe.

Keep smiling.

See the world around you!

A Stroll in the Garden

I was chatting with my Mom today, and she pointed out that I have been neglecting my blog.

I know.

I have been working and weeding.  And I hope to have 2 finished quilts soon.

But this afternoon, I grabbed my camera.

So Mom…this post is for you.

I love you!

Home Garden

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Home Garden

“When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” —Charley Benetto

Creeping Phlox

Candytuft

“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

Tulips

Narcissus

“A mother understands what a child does not say.” —Jewish proverb

Euphorbia/Spurge

I  bought a macro lens for myself.  

I don’t know the first thing about it, but I practiced with it today.


Geum

Lilac

“A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go.” —Unknown

Candytuft

Osteospermum/African Daisy

Osteospermum/African Daisy

“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” —Erich Fromm

Veronica Perry

Veronica Perry

Creeping Phlox

“A mother’s love is everything. It is what brings a child into this world. It is what molds their entire being. When a mother sees her child in danger, she is literally capable of anything. Mothers have lifted cars off of their children and destroyed entire dynasties. A mother’s love is the strongest energy known to man.” —Jamie McGuire

Euphorbia/Spurge

Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley

“A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” —Tenneva Jordan

Petunia

Stay safe.  Stay healthy!

A Stroll in the Garden

“If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.” – Claudia Adrienne Grandi

 

“Flowers don’t tell, they show.” – Stephanie Skeem

 

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Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley

Dogwood

Dogwood

Azalea

Coral Bell

Rhubarb

Iris

Peony

Peony

Chive

Columbine

Happy Easter

Easter Week

See the land, her Easter keeping,

Rises as her Maker rose.

Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping,

Burst at last from winter snows.

Earth with heaven above rejoices;

Fields and gardens hail the spring;

Shaughs and woodlands ring with voices,

While the wild birds build and sing.

You, to whom your Maker granted

Powers to those sweet birds unknown,

Use the craft by God implanted;

Use the reason not your own.

Here, while heaven and earth rejoices,

Each his Easter tribute bring-

Work of fingers, chant of voices,

Like the birds who build and sing.

~Charles Kingsley

Happy Easter