“…and I see,
the turning of a leaf
dancing in an autumn sun,
and brilliant shades of crimson
glowing when a day is done,
and I sigh…”
~Hazelmarie “Mattie” Elliott, “A Breath of Heaven“
“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.” ~Richard Bach
“Have some really good coffee and listen to the red-winged blackbirds in the marsh. Ignore the mosquitoes.” ~Laura Munson
One tiny flowerhead hanging on amid the thistledown.
Thistle earlier in the summer.
“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” ~William Feather
“What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt – it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else. ~Hal Boyle
“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.” ~Barbara Jordan
“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow them.” ~Louisa May Alcott
A barn’s character is a reflection of the sun and the seasons.
“Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm.” ~Unknown
“Will you walk into my parlor?” said the spider to the fly;
“‘Tis the prettiest little parlor that ever you did spy.
The way into my parlor is up a winding stair,
And I have many pretty things to show when you are there.” ~Mary Howitt