“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” ~Henry David Thoreau
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” ~Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)
“A joy that’s shared is a joy made double.” ~Unknown
“No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.” ~Winston Churchill
“The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet.” ~Rebecca Harding Davis
“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.” ~Henry David Thoreau
“Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.” ~Lewis Carroll
Dry brittle corn stalks
Shooting up out of the snow
Enticing the birds.
A red cardinal
Searching for much needed food
Lights atop a stalk.
A hungry brown thrush
Feverishly pecks away
At a frozen cob.
An alert sparrow
Spies a kernel on the ground
Lunch for one is served.
“Four leaf clovers aren’t rare … People who look for them are.” ~Christy Jordan
“… Your patience may have long to wait,
Whether in little things or great,
But all good luck, you soon will learn,
Must come to those who nobly earn.
Who hunts the hayfield over
Will find the four-leaved clover! …”
~Sarah Orne Jewett