Simple Grandeur

“Today we must realize that nature is revealed in the simplest meadow, wood lot, marsh, stream, or tidepool, as well as in the remote grandeur of our parks and wilderness areas.” — Ansel Adams “A marsh is a whole world within a world, a different world, with a life of its own, with its own … More Simple Grandeur

Dust mop

“Invest in a feather duster. The possibilities are endless.” — Anne Rice “A bright person can always think of something better to do than housework.” — Ruby Lou Barnhill  *   *   * Celosia, also known as Woolflower or Feathered Amaranth, are great for drying…though not particularly for use as feather dusters! Photo by Mary O’Connor … More Dust mop

Fallen Tears

“The tears of the compassionate are sweeter than dewdrops falling from roses on the bosom of the earth.” — Robert Dodsley “Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” —Kurt Vonnegut *   *   * Fallen Tears ~ Peonies past … More Fallen Tears

Summer Revelry

“Against a dark sky, all flowers look like fireworks.” — Gilbert K. Chesterton “July is hollyhocks and hammocks, fireworks and vacations, hot and steamy weather, cool and refreshing swims, beach picnics, and vegetables all out of the garden – first sweet corn on the cob dripping with butter, first tomatoes dead ripe and sun warm, … More Summer Revelry

Rose Garden

“The beauty of that June day was almost staggering. After the wet spring, everything that could turn green had outdone itself in greenness  and everything that could even dream of blooming or blossoming was in bloom and blossom.” — Dan Simmons “You walk through a series of arches, so to speak, and then, presently, at … More Rose Garden

Wild Beauty

“Cherish sunsets, wild creatures, and wild places. Have a love affair with the wonder and beauty of the earth.” — Stewart Udall “People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.” — Iris Murdoch    Wild Beauty — Gardens at the … More Wild Beauty

Full Bloom

“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.” — Charlie Chaplin “The bloom may be brief but the memory of its beauty will last a lifetime.”  — Doe Zantamata *   *   * Delight in Full Bloom — Ornamental Kwanzan Cherry Tree blossoms photo by Mary O’Connor © 2019