prairie smoke
“We keep looking so hard in life for the ‘specific message’, and yet we are blinded to the fact that the message is all around us, and within us all the time. We just have to stop demanding that it be on OUR terms or conditions, and instead open ourselves to the possibility that what we seek may be in front of us all the time.    -John Imhof

prairie smoke

“We keep looking so hard in life for the ‘specific message’, and yet we are blinded to the fact that the message is all around us, and within us all the time. We just have to stop demanding that it be on OUR terms or conditions, and instead open ourselves to the possibility that what we seek may be in front of us all the time.    -John Imhof

tulip duo
"It’s not what we have in our life, but who we have in our life that counts." —J.M. Laurence

Happy Birthday Kathy!
 
 

tulip duo

"It’s not what we have in our life, but who we have in our life that counts." —J.M. Laurence

Happy Birthday Kathy!

 

 

sedum
“Wisdom is oft-times nearer when we stoop than when we soar.”  -William Wordsworth

sedum

“Wisdom is oft-times nearer when we stoop than when we soar.”  -William Wordsworth

bald eagle pair at sunset
    “In winter I get up at night and dress by yellow candle-light.  In summer quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day.”  -Robert Louis Stevenson

bald eagle pair at sunset

    “In winter I get up at night and dress by yellow candle-light.  In summer quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day.”  -Robert Louis Stevenson

    “Happiness knocks on our door and we do not like the interruption.  We say, ‘Go away, I’m busy searching for happiness,’ and so it goes away.”      - Dr. Sunwolf 

    “Happiness knocks on our door and we do not like the interruption.  We say, ‘Go away, I’m busy searching for happiness,’ and so it goes away.”      - Dr. Sunwolf 

Custer State Park, South Dakota
 “Distance lends enchantment to the view.”  Mark Twain
 

Custer State Park, South Dakota

 “Distance lends enchantment to the view.”  Mark Twain

 

    “If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food either.”   -Joseph Wood Krutch
 

    “If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food either.”   -Joseph Wood Krutch

 

cinnamon fern
    “I feel most spiritual when I’m out in the woods.  I feel part of nature.  Or looking up at the stars. [I used to say] I was an atheist. Now I say, it’s all according to your definition of God.  According to my definition of God, I’m not an atheist.  Because I think God is everything.  Whenever I open my eyes.”    Pete Seeger, from the 2006 Beliefnet interview 
 

cinnamon fern

    “I feel most spiritual when I’m out in the woods.  I feel part of nature.  Or looking up at the stars. [I used to say] I was an atheist. Now I say, it’s all according to your definition of God.  According to my definition of God, I’m not an atheist.  Because I think God is everything.  Whenever I open my eyes.”   Pete Seeger, from the 2006 Beliefnet interview 

 

The black and yellow argiope is also called banana spider, yellow garden spider, zipper spider, golden orb weaver and writing spider. 
“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”   - Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
 

The black and yellow argiope is also called banana spider, yellow garden spider, zipper spider, golden orb weaver and writing spider. 

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”   - Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

 

“Don’t let anyone tell you who or what is beautiful.”  -Jeff Foster 

“Don’t let anyone tell you who or what is beautiful.”  -Jeff Foster