Comarum palustre/marsh cinquefoil
“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf.”   -Rabindranath Tagore 

Comarum palustre/marsh cinquefoil

“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf.”   -Rabindranath Tagore 

'Here'
"Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, and you must treat it as a powerful stranger, must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I have made this place around you. If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here. No two trees are the same to Raven. No two branches are the same to Wren. If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you, you are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows where you are. you must let it find you."  - David Wagoner

'Here'

"Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, and you must treat it as a powerful stranger, must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I have made this place around you. If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here. No two trees are the same to Raven. No two branches are the same to Wren. If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you, you are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows where you are. you must let it find you."  - David Wagoner

'transformative beauty'
“I don’t have all the answers. I haven’t worked life out. I am not the authority on shifting tides and the birth of stars. But I do know that it’s possible to transform. I do know that the urge to die is secretly the urge to live. I do know that what I am is never limited to thought or feeling. I do know that ‘I’ am not the one who wakes up. That’s the key. And I do know, beyond all possible doubt, that no matter what our age, our skin color, our shape or size, our background, our beliefs, our perceived limitations, we are already Home, already free, and have always been.” -Jeff Foster 

'transformative beauty'

“I don’t have all the answers. I haven’t worked life out. I am not the authority on shifting tides and the birth of stars. But I do know that it’s possible to transform. I do know that the urge to die is secretly the urge to live. I do know that what I am is never limited to thought or feeling. I do know that ‘I’ am not the one who wakes up. That’s the key. And I do know, beyond all possible doubt, that no matter what our age, our skin color, our shape or size, our background, our beliefs, our perceived limitations, we are already Home, already free, and have always been.” -Jeff Foster 

Nigella damascena/ ‘Love-in-a-Mist’
"Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.”   - Alice Walker

Nigella damascena/ ‘Love-in-a-Mist’

"Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.”   - Alice Walker

Common Loon on Silver Lake
“Our notions about happiness entrap us. We forget that they are just ideas. Our idea of happiness can prevent us from actually being happy. We fail to see the opportunity for joy that is right in front of us when we are caught in a belief that happiness should take a particular form.” - Thích Nhất Hạnh 

Common Loon on Silver Lake

“Our notions about happiness entrap us. We forget that they are just ideas. Our idea of happiness can prevent us from actually being happy. We fail to see the opportunity for joy that is right in front of us when we are caught in a belief that happiness should take a particular form.” - Thích Nhất Hạnh 

'steps along the way'
    “To be totally honest, I don’t know who I am. And I don’t think people ever will know who they are. We have to be humble enough to learn to live with this mysterious question. Who am I? So, I am a mystery to myself. I am someone who is in this pilgrimage from the moment that I was born to the day to come that I’m going to die. And this is something that I can’t avoid, whether I like it or not, or — I’m going to die. So, what I have to do is to honor this pilgrimage through life. And so I am this pilgrim — if I can somehow answer your question — who’s constantly amazed by this journey. Who is learning a new thing every single day. But who’s not accumulating knowledge, because then it becomes a very heavy burden in your back. I am this person who is proud to be a pilgrim, and who’s trying to honor his journey.”   - Paulo Coelho 

'steps along the way'

    “To be totally honest, I don’t know who I am. And I don’t think people ever will know who they are. We have to be humble enough to learn to live with this mysterious question. Who am I? So, I am a mystery to myself. I am someone who is in this pilgrimage from the moment that I was born to the day to come that I’m going to die. And this is something that I can’t avoid, whether I like it or not, or — I’m going to die. So, what I have to do is to honor this pilgrimage through life. And so I am this pilgrim — if I can somehow answer your question — who’s constantly amazed by this journey. Who is learning a new thing every single day. But who’s not accumulating knowledge, because then it becomes a very heavy burden in your back. I am this person who is proud to be a pilgrim, and who’s trying to honor his journey.”   - Paulo Coelho 

oak savanna/Missouri
“Earth brings us to life and nourishes us. Earth takes us back again. Birth and death are present in every moment.”   -Thich Nhat Hanh

oak savanna/Missouri

“Earth brings us to life and nourishes us. Earth takes us back again. Birth and death are present in every moment.”   -Thich Nhat Hanh

“We are asleep with compasses in our hands.” -W. S. Merwin

“We are asleep with compasses in our hands.” -W. S. Merwin

'the visitor'
"come back believer in shade-believer in silence and elegance-believer in ferns-believer in patience-believer in the rain”… excerpt from “Empty Water”, by W.S. Merwin
 

'the visitor'

"come back believer in shade-believer in silence and elegance-believer in ferns-believer in patience-believer in the rain”… excerpt from “Empty Water”, by W.S. Merwin

 

'Turn! Turn! Turn!'
“However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?”   -Gautama Buddha

'Turn! Turn! Turn!'

“However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?”   -Gautama Buddha