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Monday, August 14, 2017

monday musing ...

"It is not easy to walk alone
in the country
without musing
upon something"
~Charles Dickens~

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Take it to the trees ...

Sunday Serenity
forest walking
tree talking
"How dear the woods are!
You beautiful trees!
I love every one of you as a friend"
~Lucy Maud Montgomery~
"Alone with myself,
the trees bend
to caress me.
The shade
hugs my heart"
~Candy Polgar~
"Now we enter the ancient wood.
In which wild forms the gnarled and mossy boughs
are twisted, what a sensation
of sacred repose"
~Henry James Slack~
"He envied the bark,
which had been,
in the course of a lifetime,
both forest
and
fire.
One endured; one destroyed"
~Karen Joy Fowler~

seeing things clearly
and quietly
"I never saw a discontented tree.
They grip the ground as they liked it,
and though fast rooted,
they travel about as far as we do"
~John Muir~
"Knowing trees
I understand the meaning of patience.
Knowing grass
I appreciate persistence.
~Hal Borland~

Monday, August 7, 2017

hummingbird love ♥


"May your mind
whirl
joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart
sing
sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence
be the nectar
of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit
soar
throughout the vast cathedral
of your being"
~Jonathan Lockwood Huie~

hummers enjoying the trumpet vine in my garden ♥

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Thankful {things I love} Thursday ...

"You know that moment
first thing in the morning
and you open the window,
and you are flooded with the senses
of life,
birdsong,
fresh air,
sunbeams,
nature in all her glory...
it's just so sacred.
It's the life-bird
and she's singing the sweetest song.
She's reminding us
of what it is like to be alive.
Don't forget her song today.
Don't become so busy you can't hear it anymore.
Feeling alive today,
make that your focus.
Because we deserve to dance our days away.
Because we deserve to feel alive"
~S.C. Lourie~