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 

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

  “When my heart is heavy and I feel unsure, I close my eyes and let the sun warm my soul.  I feel the breeze brush aside my worry and hear nature coaxing me to not give up, to not give in.  There within each of us lives unlimited love and unlimited potential.  I am capable, I am worthy, I am deserving, I am grateful.  I trust myself and I forgive myself and others.  I breathe out and know I am blessed.”  -Kevin Hall

  “When my heart is heavy and I feel unsure, I close my eyes and let the sun warm my soul.  I feel the breeze brush aside my worry and hear nature coaxing me to not give up, to not give in.  There within each of us lives unlimited love and unlimited potential.  I am capable, I am worthy, I am deserving, I am grateful.  I trust myself and I forgive myself and others.  I breathe out and know I am blessed.”  -Kevin Hall

    “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!

hickory hairstreak butterfly (wingspan 1 inch)…these little beauties are prolific this year!

    “Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it”.     - Rumi

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.”

fern spores
“All the technique in the world doesn’t compensate for the inability to notice.”  -Elliott Erwitt  

fern spores

“All the technique in the world doesn’t compensate for the inability to notice.”  -Elliott Erwitt  

'this place you call home'
    “No, they whisper.  You own nothing.  You were a visitor, time after time climbing the hill, planting the flag, proclaiming.  We never belonged to you. You never found us.  It was always the other way round.”  -Margaret Atwood  (excerpt from ‘The Moment’)
 

'this place you call home'

    “No, they whisper.  You own nothing.  You were a visitor, time after time climbing the hill, planting the flag, proclaiming.  We never belonged to you. You never found us.  It was always the other way round.”  -Margaret Atwood  (excerpt from ‘The Moment’)

 

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 

 

dew on primrose blossom
“The eye of judgment sees at a distance what it refuses to see in it’s own reflection.”   ― T.F. Hodge

dew on primrose blossom

“The eye of judgment sees at a distance what it refuses to see in it’s own reflection.”   ― T.F. Hodge