“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 

purple iris
“While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.”    - Dorothea Lange
 

purple iris

“While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.”    - Dorothea Lange

 

common loon

"Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”   - Gautama Buddha

 

flax
“Flowers will fall even if we love them, and weeds will grow even if we hate them. And that is all.” -Dogen

flax

“Flowers will fall even if we love them, and weeds will grow even if we hate them. And that is all.” -Dogen

rudbeckia
“A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it?”     -Ernst Haas

rudbeckia

“A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it?”     -Ernst Haas