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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

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.” —John Lubbock

Lily

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Lily

“Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is about.” —John Mayer

Daisy

“Summer was on the way; Jem and I awaited it with impatience. Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the tree house; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.” —Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird

Rose

“In summer, the song sings itself.” – William Carlos Williams

Spirea

“There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.” – Celia Thaxter

Spirea

“In the summertime, when the weather is hot, you can reach right up and touch the sky.” – Mungo Jerry

Dusty Miller (Silver Ragwort)

 “I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.” —Kellie Elmore

Dusty Miller (Silver Ragwort)

“A life without love is like a year without summer.” —Swedish Proverb

Clematis

“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” —Henry David Thoreau

Clematis

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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

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

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A Stroll in the Garden

For those of you who walk in my garden regularly…the following photos were taken before I brought out the macro lens to practice.  

Just so ya know.

Snapdragon

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Snapdragon

“Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings.” – Gustave Flaubert

Fireweed

“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for.  And the most you can do is live inside that hope.  Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”

-Barbara Kingsolver

Allium

Allium

“Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.” – Jonas Salk

Allium

“You are not here merely to make a living, you are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”

– Woodrow Wilson

Foxglove

Foxglove

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”

– Michelle Obama

Columbine

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.”

– Emily Dickinson

Allium

“We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.”

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

Rose

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

– Romans 15:13

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