Tag Archives: Victor Hugo

A Stroll in the Garden

Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again. -Gustav Mahler

Tulip

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Tulip

I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that winter’s tough, but spring’s coming. I believe that there’s a growing season. And I think that you realize that in life, you grow. You get better. -Steve Southerland

Tulip

The spring wakes us, nurtures us and revitalizes us. How often does your spring come? If you are a prisoner of the calendar, it comes once a year. If you are creating authentic power, it comes frequently, or very frequently. -Gary Zukav

Tulip

Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul. -Luther Burbank

Tulip

Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. -Laura Ingalls Wilder

Crabapple

Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day. -W. Earl Hall

Lilac

If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring. -Victor Hugo

Lilac

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come. -Robert H. Schuller

Lilac

A kind word is like a spring day. -Russian Proverb

Lilac

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

See the world around you!

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

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

A Stroll in the Garden

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

 

“A garden isn’t meant to be useful. It’s for joy.
Rumer Godden found in Power of Simple Living by Ellyn Sanna”
― Rumer Godden

 

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Phlox

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heliopsis

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deer

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The Morning After a Winter Snowstorm

“Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.” -Victor Hugo

“One kind word can warm three winter months.” -Japanese Proverb

Winter in the Backyard

I live in the shadow of a mountain, so it takes a while for the sun to shine on my home.  The above photo is what my backyard looked like this morning.

The next photo shows the sunrise from the front of my home.  You can also see part of my driveway.

Winter Sunrise

I am not a photographer, so having light and shadow is a difficult shot for me.

More views from my front yard:

Winter Morning

Winter Morning

I wanted to show a UFO that I have been diligently working on.  I guess I haven’t been diligent enough, but it is getting close.

Remember this?  (I’m not surprised if you don’t!)

Moses

Coming soon.