Mybigbackyard's Flowers Posts

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. ~ Albert Camus

The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in…

For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure…

Oh! roses and lilies are fair to see; But the wild bluebell is the flower for me. - Louisa A. Meredith, The Bluebell (l. 178) In the Shoshone National Forest,…

In youth, I sought the purpose of life, forever chasing an elusive butterfly. In old age, I see that that is the purpose of life. ~ Robert Brault In the right…

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being…

Life and love are life and love, a bunch of violets is a bunch of violets, and to drag in the idea of a point is to ruin everything. Live and let live, love and…

That though the radiance which was once so bright Be now forever taken from my sight Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in…

The Paintbrush evoked the Native American legend of a young brave who tried to paint the sunset with his warpaints. Frustrated that he could not match the…

Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. ~ Lao Tzu

The Tiger Tiger, tiger, burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? ~ William Blake

NOT LOVE, NOT WAR, NOR THE TUMULTUOUS SWELL NOT Love, not War, nor the tumultuous swell, Of civil conflict, nor the wrecks of change, Nor Duty struggling with…

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. ~ Henry David Thoreau Lupine and Balsam Root, South Pass, Wyoming

When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things - not the great occasions - that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness. …

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

So sacred and so sweet The lilac in the wind! ~ Louise Imogen Guiney I really love lilacs - they remind me of my childhood….

The fountain is my speech. The tulips are my speech. The grass and trees are my speech. ~ George T. Delacorte
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