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Photography, Fly fishing, Life, Visuals & Fun

‘The lovely flowers embarrass me, They make me regret I am not a bee’ ~Emily Dickinson, 1864

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‘A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself.’ May Sarton

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“Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.” Alfred Painter

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“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl

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“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.” Edith Wharton  Easy to say it, hard to truly do it with no expectations or agenda. 

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“She hated the way roses smelled, their sweetness too fragile. She wanted a garden of evergreens. A garden of stones. A garden of swords.” Keirsten White

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“The storm is the optimist’s friend, but the pessimist’s nightmare.” Matshona Dhliwayo Think positive for your mental and physical health….  

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“Being with people who have “walked a mile in our shoes” teaches us compassion for ourselves…” Psychology Today

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“Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true!” Robert Browning

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“People who do that sort of thing may reap what they sow, but they also destroy the harvest of those who are around them.” Alexander McCall Smith     Spread your love & kindness

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“Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense” Robert Frost 🙂

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it was a gradual realization, now ever more clear…the stages of life, the precious connections…bittersweet of late

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“The Earth Laughs in Flowers.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson 

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in Portland, Oregon. To all, a very peaceful, restorative weekend….

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“Oh! that my soul had winged its flight, When first I saw the morning light, To worlds of liberty!” George Moses Horton, slave/self taught/poet  

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“If I didn’t start painting, I would have raised chickens….Life is what you make it. Always has been. Always will be.” Grandma Moses

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“The wide world is all about you, you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot for ever fence it out.” J.R.R. Tolkien     

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“There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it’s all dark.” Pink Floyd In this case, the clouds were presenting a hazy, moving layer between the camera and the moon.

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you are often surrounded by the beauty of generous hearts. Return the favors.

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The years teach much which the days never knew. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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better on the other side of the fence? My neighbor’s tree thinks so.

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“Learning to distance yourself from all the negativity is one of the greatest lessons to achieve inner peace.” Roy Bennett Avoid the little ‘dark clouds’ incessantly pouring down negativity. It is infectious and destructive.

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“Peaceful feelings happen when we are close to nature and our natural state.” Avijeet Das

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bless you for your efforts

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This Japanese Maple and Clematis receive little attention in my backyard. The tree & plant seem to benefit from my neglect.

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First Clematis, Rhody’s yet to burst, Dogwoods colorful. Roses waiting to make their much awaited entrance. The new growth and colors lifts one’s spirit.

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