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A Stroll in the Garden

“Grace, like water flows to the lowest part.” – Philip Yancey

Gooseneck Loosestrife

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 “Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live. The law tells me how crooked I am. Grace comes along and straightens me out.” – Dwight Lyman Moody

Rose

 “Grace is the very opposite of merit… Grace is not only undeserved favor, but it is favor, shown to the one who has deserved the very opposite.” – Harry Ironside

Geum

“The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.” – Aristotle

Zucchini

“Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Phlox

When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age. -Victor Hugo

Hosta

For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile. -Elie Wiesel

Purple Coneflower

Grace is not part of consciousness; it is the amount of light in our souls, not knowledge nor reason. -Pope Francis

Phlox

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. -Denis Waitley

Phlox

Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul. -William Hazlitt

Sea Holly

I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us. -Anne Lamott

Sea Holly

Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner. -Charles Caleb Colton

Liatris/Gayfeather

Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring. -Marlene Dietrich

Liatris/Gayfeather

“Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come; ‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far and grace will lead me home.” – John Newton

Black Cohosh

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A Stroll in the Garden

“Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.” – Harold S. Kushner

Calendula

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Calendula

“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Calendula

“Kindness is like snow- It beautifies everything it covers.” – Kahlil Gibran

Creeping Groundcover

“I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself, and I’ve found that kindness is the best way.” – Lady Gaga

Cohosh-Racemosa Cimicifuga

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Cohosh-Racemosa Cimicifuga

That best portion of a man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. -William Wordsworth

Purple Coneflower

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain

Purple Coneflower

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” – Amelia Earhart

Purple Coneflower

“Because that’s what kindness is. It’s not doing something for someone else because they can’t, but because you can.” – Andrew Iskander

Purple Coneflower

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A Stroll in the Garden

“I spent my young adult years postponing many of the small things that I knew would make me happy…I was fortunate enough to realize that I would never have the time unless I made the time. And then the rest of my life began.”  ― Chris Peterson

Phlox

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Snapdragon

“My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.”  ― Mizuta Masahide (17th century Japanese poet and samurai)

Snapdragon

“If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces.”  ― Shane Koyczan

Chocolate Jenny

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”  ― Margaret Thatcher

Fireweed

“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”  ― Nelson Mandela

Creeping Jenny

“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.”  -Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) clergyman and social reformer

Poppy

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill (1874-1965), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Poppy

“To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to make you somebody else is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.” e. e. cummings (1894-1962), poet, essayist, and playwright

Purple Coneflower

“Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.” –E.B. White

Purple Coneflower

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A Stroll in the Garden

Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors. –Oscar de la Renta

 

Kiss of the sun for pardon. Song of the birds for mirth. You’re closer to God’s heart in a garden than any place else on earth. –Dorothy Frances Gurney

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Purple Coneflower

Zinnia

Goldenrod

Goldenrod

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Crocus

Crocus

Sedum

Sedum

Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That’s the fun of them. You’re always learning. –Helen Mirren

A Stroll in the Garden

“We have been friends together in sunshine and in shade.” – Caroline Sheridan Norton

 

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henri Matisse

 

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Zinnia

Zinnia

Purple Coneflower

Purple Coneflower

Lobelia

Lobelia

Chrysanthemum

Aster

Aster

Aster

Goldenrod

“Putting in effort is like sowing seeds. Initially nothing appears to be happening. But one day, you will stand back and gaze at the amazing life you’ve created.”