If you love nature you will find beauty everywhere — Vincent van Gogh  

(via mantzavinou)

Next time a sunrise steals your breath or a meadow of flowers leave you speechless, remain that way. Say nothing, and listen as Heaven whispers, “Do you like it? I did it just for you.” —  Max Lucado
Consider the trees which allow the birds to perch and fly away without either inviting them to stay or desiring them never to depart. If your heart can be like this, you will be near to the Way. — Zen saying 

(via inhabitude)

New beauty meets us at every step in all our wanderings. — John Muir
Awe is what moves us forward. — Joseph Campbell 
Good heavens, of what uncostly material is our earthly happiness composed… if we only knew it. What incomes have we not had from a flower, and how unfailing are the dividends of the seasons. — James Russell Lowell
You ask, “What is life?” That is the same as asking, “What is a carrot?” A carrot is a carrot and we know nothing more. —  Anton Chekhov
Every spring
The sap rises in the trees
From root to branch
And makes a tree that looks dead
Blossom with green leaves
And life.
So it is that the Scouting Spirit
Rises within you and
Inspires you to put forth
Your best.

 ’A Tree for the Future’, by Juliette Gordon Low (founder of Girl Scouts of the USA)

Happy Birthday Candace!

Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day. — 
W. Earl Hall
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. — Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)