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A Stroll in the Garden

It’s not about the resources you have available. It’s about the resourcefulness you have within you. -Tony Robbins

Cornflower/Batchelor Button

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Cornflower/Batchelor Button

The amount of satisfaction you get from life depends largely on your own ingenuity, self-sufficiency, and resourcefulness. People who wait around for life to supply their satisfaction usually find boredom instead. -William C. Menninger

Spirea

However desperate the situation and circumstances, don’t despair. When there is everything to fear, be unafraid. When surrounded by dangers, fear none of them. When without resources, depend on resourcefulness. When surprised, take the enemy by surprise. -Sun Tzu

Spirea

Obstacles, of course, are developmentally necessary: they teach kids strategy, patience, critical thinking, resilience and resourcefulness. -Naomi Wolf

Lavender

…as your father, my instinct is to protect you … Other people will want to protect you too. But remember that you are not a damsel in distress, waiting for some prince to rescue you. Forget the prince. With your brain and your resourcefulness, you can rescue yourself. -Brad Meltzer

Fireweed

When you agree to collaborate, you agree to jump off a cliff holding hands with everyone, hoping the resourcefulness of each will insure that you all land on your feet. -Frank Gehry

Snapdragon

A very good case can be made, on moral as well as economic grounds, for a system in which the individual is required to stand on his own feet, not to lean on the state for handouts. Character, resourcefulness, capacity are formed and developed in struggle with obstacles, not in waiting passively for benefits from outside. -William Henry Chamberlin

Yucca

Westerns aren’t about the gunfight, even though it has to be there at one point. It’s not what they’re about, at least the good ones. It’s about the drama. It’s about the resourcefulness of men and women. -Kevin Costner

Yucca

I have always loved and avidly read the novels of Jack London, Jules Verne and Ernest Hemingway. The characters depicted in their books, who are brave and resourceful people embarking on exciting adventures, definitely shaped my inner self and nourished my love for the outdoors. -Vladimir Putin

Monkshood

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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

“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

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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A Stroll in the Garden

“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
– Anais Nin

 

“What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome. Are not flowers the stars of the earth, and are not our starts the flowers of the heaven.”
– A.J. Balfour

 

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Snapdragon

Daisy

Daisy

Daisy

Sea Holly

Sea Holly

Sea Holly

Lily

Lily

Lily

Maltese Cross

Maltese Cross

Maltese Cross

Delphinium

Delphinium

Delphinium

Delphinium

“If seeds in the black earth can turn into such beautiful roses, what might not the heart of man become in its
long journey toward the stars?”
– G.K. Chesterton