Dwarf Crested Iris

In the world's audience hall, the simple blade of grass sits on the same carpet with the sunbeams, and the stars of midnight
~ Rabindranath Tagore

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Practice Kindness

You can either practice being right or practice being kind.
~ Anne Lamott



You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need. 
~ Vernon Howard

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A Quiet Place

“Never underestimate wisdom in silence....."
 ― Anthony Liccione


Do Not Hesitate

If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, 
don’t hesitate. 
Give in to it.
~ Mary Oliver

Male Cardinal at the Hahn Horticulture Garden, 
Blacksburg, Virginia

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Cherish It

Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children.   
 ~ Theodore Roosevelt

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Heart of Blooming Quince

What a lovely place this world would be if only people would feel affection for everyone else, and all the ugliness of the human heart were to vanish - our envy of those better off than ourselves and our scorn for those worse off. 
~ Sayo Masuda

  WE can change things.
WE can love more.
WE can show more kindness

When I saw it I immediately thought it was shaped like a heart.
Do you see it? 

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Always Choose Kindness

I truly believe that choosing kindness is a great start to making our world a better place.
What if everyone chose kindness?  Can you imagine?
What a wonderful world it would be!


Woodpecker Head Twist

As I was watching this Red-bellied Woodpecker, he twisted his head trying to get at something (an insect or grub perhaps) beneath the tree bark.  This is the first time I had ever seen one turn his head around like this.  

Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer. 
~André A. Jackson


Pinks and Blues

Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air. 
~ Georges Bernanos   

Seen on a visit to the Hahn Horticulture Garden.  

flower art



Experience Every Good Thing

This is my life. It is my one time to be me. 
I want to experience every good thing.
~ Maya Angelou 


Trust the Magic of Beginnings

And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.
― Meister Eckhart

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Whatever Gives Joy

Beauty is whatever gives joy.
~ Edna St. Vincent Millay 

~ Tree Swallow in Flight~ 


Constant Friends

In joy or sadness flowers are our constant friends.
~  Kakuzō Okakura

Listen To The Whisper

There are times when we stop, we sit still. 
We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.
~ James Carroll

During a visit to the Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech I found this little purple flower.
I don't know what it is called.... but for a moment .... I heard its whisper.

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Messenger of Love

For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life, 
And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love
~ Kahlil Gibran 


Small Joys

Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.
~  Pearl S. Buck

Another "almost" flight shot.  Wish it had been clearer - but I'm not giving up!

Use It Well

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Music of the Heart

 Gratitude is the music of the heart, when its chords are swept by the breeze of kindness.  
 ~ Author Unknown 

The Treasure of Kindness

Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
~ George Sand
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