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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

Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones. -John Lennon

Chocolate Jenny

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Chocolate Jenny

Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people. -Warren Buffett

Creeping Groundcover

Honesty is often very hard. The truth is often painful. But the freedom it can bring is worth the trying. -Fred Rogers

Creeping Groundcover

There is one way to find out if a man is honest – ask him. If he says ‘yes’, you know he is crooked. -Groucho Marx

Larkspur

When you face a choice between being polite and being honest, err on the side of the truth. It’s better to be disliked but respected than to be liked but disrespected. In the long run, the people we trust the most are those who have the courage to be sincere. -Adam Grant

Larkspur

Authenticity is powerful because it is, by definition, impossible to fake. To lead an authentic life is to lead a truly honest life. -Ed Latimore

St. John's Wort

The good I stand on is my truth and honesty. -William Shakespeare

St. John's Wort

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. -Kent M. Keith

Squash

No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Spirea

Honesty is telling the truth to ourselves and others. Integrity is living that truth. -Kenneth H. Blanchard

Spirea

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A Stroll in the Garden

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty. -Johnathan Lockwood Huie

Spirea

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Spirea

I see, when I bend close, how each leaflet of a climbing rose is bordered with frost, the autumn counterpart of the dewdrops of summer dawns. The feathery leaves of yarrow are thick with silver rime and dry thistle heads rise like goblets plated with silver catching the sun. -Edwin Way Teale

Yarrow

You can imagine thistle-down so light that when you run after it your running motion would drive it away from you, and that the more you tried to catch it the faster it would fly from your grasp. And it should be with every man, that, when he is chased by troubles, they, chasing, shall raise him higher and higher.
-Henry Ward Beecher

Lavender

The thistle is a prince. Let any man that has an eye for beauty take a view of the whole plant, and where will he see a more expressive grace and symmetry; and where is there a more kingly flower? –Henry Ward Beecher

Thistle

If your thought is a rose, you are a rose garden; and if it is a thistle, you are fuel for the fire. -Rumi

Thistle

A crippled child Said, “How shall I dance?” Let your heart dance,We said. Then the invalid said: “How shall I sing?” Let your heart sing, We said. Then spoke the poor dead thistle, “But I, how shall I dance?” Let your heart fly to the wind, We said. Then God spoke from above “How shall I descend from the blue?” Come dance for us here in the light, We said. All the valley is dancing Together under the sun, And the heart of him who joins us not Is turned to dust, to dust.
-Gabriela Mistral

Thistle

A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles. -Richard Burton

Thistle

Driving down the wrong road and knowing it, The fork years behind, how many have thought To pull up on the shoulder and leave the car Empty, strike out across the fields; and how many Are still mazed among dock and thistle, Seeking the road they should have taken? -Damon Knight

Thyme

When on the breath of Autumn’s breeze, From pastures dry and brown, Goes floating, like an idle thought, The fair, white thistle-down; O, then what joy to walk at will, Upon the golden harvest-hill! -Mary Howitt

Larkspur

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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

Frog in a little pond can be much happier than fish in a vast ocean! -Mehmet Murat ildan

 

“We think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view.” – Mao Zedong

 

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Yellow Flower

Yellow Flower

Spirea

Batchelor's Button

Daisy

Bugbane

Bugbane

Frog

Frog

Rose

Rose

Hosta

Hosta

“Winter will pass, the days will lengthen, the ice will melt in the pasture pond. The song sparrow will return and sing, the frogs will awake, the warm wind will blow again. All these sights and sounds and smells will be yours to enjoy, Wilbur—this lovely world, these precious days…” – E.B. White