Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Stubbornly Persist

Stubbornly persist,
 and you will find that
 the limits of your stubbornness 
go well beyond the
 stubbornness of your limits.  
~Robert Brault~

Monday, July 30, 2012

Gnome Protection

Actually, cats do this to protect you from gnomes who come and steal your breath while you sleep. 
~John Dobbin~

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Constant Friends

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

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Just A Bite

Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.  
~Gretta Brooker Palmer~

Friday, July 27, 2012

Medicine for the Soul

Flowers always make people 
better, happier, and more helpful;
 they are sunshine, 
food and medicine 
for the soul.
~ Luther Burbank.~

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Simply Jam

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; 
 making the complicated simple, 
awesomely simple, 
that's creativity. 
-  Charles Mingus ~

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Less Traveled

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
~Robert Frost~ 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Seth!

Happy Birthday
I am so very blessed to have you as my
Husband & Friend.
Thank You for being
the crazy goofy man that you are!
I Love You!

 Love is 
being stupid together. 
 ~Paul Valery~

Sunday, July 22, 2012

That's Where It's At

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.  
~Jean Anouilh~

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Green Fuel

Our bodies run 
on the fresh green fuel 
of the land. 
~Terri Guillemets~

I spend a lot of my time cooking.
I love being able to give
my family fresh green fuel.
The joy of sitting down
to a home cooked meal with the people
I love makes my 
Hippie Heart 
very happy indeed.

~Bon Appétit~

Friday, July 20, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012


The world is full of magic things, 
patiently waiting 
for our senses to grow 
~William Butler Yeats~

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Spread Your Wings

Spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly!  
~Author Unknown~

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Direct Interaction

The act of putting into your mouth 
what the earth has grown
is perhaps your most direct 
interaction with the earth.
~ Frances Moore Lappé~

Monday, July 16, 2012


Come on!
Open your mouth and sound off at the sky!
Shout loud at the top of your voice, "I AM I! ME! I am I!
And I may not know why
But I know that I like it.
Three Cheers!
I AM I!"
~Dr. Seuss~

Sunday, July 15, 2012


I believe in rules.  
Sure I do.  
If there weren't any rules, 
how could you break them?  
~Leo Durocher~

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Plant A Garden

If you've never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, 
plant a garden.  
~Robert Brault~

Friday, July 13, 2012

Secret O' Life

The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time
Any fool can do it
There ain't nothing to it
Nobody knows how we got to
The top of the hill
But since we're on our way down
We might as well enjoy the ride

The secret of love is in opening up your heart
It's okay to feel afraid
But don't let that stand in your way
'cause anyone knows that love is the only road
And since we're only here for a while
Might as well show some style
Give us a smile

Isn't it a lovely ride
Sliding down
Gliding down
Try not to try too hard
It's just a lovely ride

Now the thing about time is that time
Isn't really real
It's just your point of view
How does it feel for you
Einstein said he could never understand it all
Planets spinning through space
The smile upon your face
Welcome to the human race

Some kind of lovely ride
I'll be sliding down
I'll be gliding down
Try not to try too hard
It's just a lovely ride

Isn't it a lovely ride
Sliding down
Gliding down
Try not to try too hard
It's just a lovely ride

Now the secret of life is enjoying the passage of time

~James Taylor ~

~Secret O' Life ~

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Beauty is power; 
a smile is its sword.  
~Charles Reade~

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Scent is the most potent and bewitching substance 
in the gardener's repertory 
and yet it is the most neglected 
and least understood. 
 The faintest waft is sometimes enough
to induce feelings of hunger or anticipation, 
or to transport you back through time and space 
to a long-forgotten moment
in your childhood. 
 It can overwhelm you in an instant 
or simply tease you, 
creeping into your consciousness slowly 
and evaporating almost the moment it it detected. 
 Each fragrance,
whether sweet or spicy, light or heavy,
 comes upon you  
in its own way 
and evokes its own 
emotional response.
~Stephen Lacey~

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mad With Joy

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~

Monday, July 9, 2012

In Between

We come from the earth,
 we return to the earth,
 and in between we garden.
~ Author Unknown~

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Glory and Abundance

This special feeling towards fruit, its glory and abundance, is I would say universal.... 
We respond to strawberry fields or cherry orchards with a delight that a cabbage patch or even an elegant vegetable garden cannot provoke.  
~Jane Grigson~

Saturday, July 7, 2012


Feelings are much like waves, 
we can't stop them from coming 
but we can choose which one to surf. 
 ~Jonatan Mårtensson~

Friday, July 6, 2012

Nature of Art

The sky, a perfect empty canvas, offers clouds nonetheless.  
They shift and drift and beg interpretation... 
such is the nature of art.  
~Jeb Dickerson~

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Beautiful Land of Life!

Rejoice with your family 
in the beautiful land of life! 
 ~Albert Einstein~
We sure did yesterday.
Hope you all had a great 4th!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Have a Great 4th

America is great because she is good. 
If America ceases to be good,
 America will cease to be great.
~ Alexis de Tocqueville~

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Blessed Are The Peacemakers

The real differences around the world today are not between Jews and Arabs; 
Protestants and Catholics; Muslims, Croats, and Serbs.  
The real differences are between those who embrace peace and those who would destroy it;
 between those who look to the future and those who cling to the past; 
between those who open their arms and those who are determined to clench their fists. 
 ~Bill Clinton~

Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy Camping Time

Happiness flutters in the air 
whilst we rest 
among the breaths of nature.  
~Kelly Sheaffer~

Sunday, July 1, 2012

What You See

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.

It is only necessary to behold the least fact or phenomenon,

however familiar, from a point a hair's breadth aside from our habitual path or routine,
to be overcome, enchanted by its beauty and significance.
To perceive freshly, with fresh senses is to be inspired.

Henry David Thoreau

I see a place to crawl in and whisper my secrets to the earth, 
knowing that she will keep them safe.
What is it that you see?