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A Stroll in the Garden

Peony

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Calendula

Rose

Rose

Lily

Lily

“When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint on the clouds of doubt,
And you can never tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things go wrong that you mustn’t quit.”
John Greenleaf Whittier

Rose

Rose

Rose

Phlox

Phlox

Rose

Rose

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 first two photos were taken at Wonderwood Park…one of my favorite places to go when visiting the kids.  It is a very easy walk from their home.

Wonderwood Park - Fern

Wonderwood Park - Fern

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Peony

Patrick Henry
Give me liberty or give me death!

Peony

Nelson Mandela
For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.

Peony

James Bryce
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.

Peony

Henry James
I think patriotism is like charity — it begins at home.

Delphinium

Ronald Reagan
Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.

Calendula

Abraham Lincoln
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

Peony

Robert Frost
Freedom lies in being bold.

Bell flower

Harry S. Truman
America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination.

Allium

Woodrow Wilson
The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history.

Allium

Happy Independence Day, America!

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

A Stroll in the Garden

 

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

Flycatcher

Oak Tree

What is a weed?  A plant whose virtues have never been discovered. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. – Cicero

Coral Bells

Allium

Columbine

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy.  They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. -Unknown

Peony

Marguerite Daisy

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A Stroll in the Garden – Macro Practice

The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. -Isaiah 58:11

Caterpillar

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Peony

Veronica Waterperry

For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations. -Isaiah 61:11

Black Cohosh

Burning Bush

Chives

You are a garden fountain, a well of flowing water streaming down from Lebanon. -Song of Songs 4:15

Ants/Caterpillar

*For all of you caterpillar lovers out there…this caterpillar was alive when I found the ants dragging it away.  I rescued it after I took the photo.

Veronica Waterperry/Bumblebee

Coral Bells

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God stands forever.  -Isaiah 40:8

Burning Bush

Geranium

Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. -Luke 12:27

Tulip

Chives

Flower

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.  -Ecclesiastes 3:11

Red Twig Dogwood

Columbine/Caterpillar

Marguerite Daisy

I am the Vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me, and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing. -John 15:5

Peony