rattlesnake master
   “I was the kind of child who always looked for fairies dancing on the grass. I wanted to believe in witches, wizards, ogres, giants and enchanted spells. I didn’t want all of the magic taken out of the world by scientific explorations.”  -V.C Andrews, Flowers in the Attic 

rattlesnake master

   “I was the kind of child who always looked for fairies dancing on the grass. I wanted to believe in witches, wizards, ogres, giants and enchanted spells. I didn’t want all of the magic taken out of the world by scientific explorations.”  -V.C Andrews, Flowers in the Attic 

'homage to Vincent'

”How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun.”  -Vincent Van Gogh

'homage to Vincent'

”How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun.”  -Vincent Van Gogh

pink coneflower
“I see you standing there, with a mouthful of poems yet a head full of doubt. You are sharp yet softening, while needing to be split open, and poured out. So let go. All the things that you’ve carried, all the ways that you’ve drowned, all the beauty you’d forgotten, every flame burned out. There is strength in being seen.”   -Victoria Erickson 

pink coneflower

“I see you standing there, with a mouthful of poems yet a head full of doubt. You are sharp yet softening, while needing to be split open, and poured out. So let go. All the things that you’ve carried, all the ways that you’ve drowned, all the beauty you’d forgotten, every flame burned out. There is strength in being seen.”   -Victoria Erickson 

Just living is not enough…
One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
— Hans Christian Andersen
gray-headed coneflower (ratibida pinnata)
"Just living is not enough…One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”  -Hans Christian Andersen

gray-headed coneflower (ratibida pinnata)

"Just living is not enough…One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”  -Hans Christian Andersen

With no-mind, blossoms invite the butterfly. With no-mind, the butterfly visits the blossoms. When the flower blooms, the butterfly comes. —  Ryōkan
    “In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”   -Kahil Gibran
Happy Birthday Lavonne!

    “In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”   -Kahil Gibran

Happy Birthday Lavonne!

coneflower trio
“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it.  It just blooms.”

coneflower trio

“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it.  It just blooms.”

"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."  -Chinese Proverb

"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."  -Chinese Proverb

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