Tag Archives: Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn’t taste good” -Lucia Capocchione

Daisy

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Daisy

“Play is the beginning of knowledge.” -George Dorsey

Daisy

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lily

“The opposite of play is not work. It’s depression.” -Brian Sutton-Smith

Lily

“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”
― Alan Watts

Lily

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. -Kahlil Gibran

Poppy

“It’s not that we spend five days looking forward to just two. It’s that most people do what they enjoy most on those two days. Imagine living a life where everyday are your Saturdays and Sundays. Make everyday your weekend. Make everyday a play-day…” ― James A. Murphy

Poppy

“The true object of all human life is play.” -G. K. Chesterton

Clematis

“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are playing.” -Charles Schaefer

Phlox

“Play is the exultation of the possible.” -Martin Buber

Phlox

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -George Bernard Shaw

Moth

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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

Earth laughs in flowers. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Do not spread the compost on the weeds. -William Shakespeare, Hamlet

 

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. –Audrey Hepburn

 

Chrysanthemum

Goldenrod

Phlox

Sedum

Sedum

Rhubarb Bird Bath

Pear Tree

Bird's Nest

Bird's Nest

Garden Decoration

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wild Turkey