As a Bee to a Flower

 

“I go to books and to nature as a bee goes to the flower,

for a nectar that I can make into my own honey.”

John Burroughs

 

Here’s hoping that you find ways to make honey of your life and that others will taste its sweetness.

Nurture peace. Cultivate kindness. Carry the calm.

 

Nature of the week—my neighbor’s ginger:

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The Breath of Nature

 

“With hues on hues

expression cannot paint

The breath of Nature,

And her endless bloom.”

James Thomson

 

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed,

and to have my senses put in order.”

John Burroughs

 

Nurture peace. Cultivate kindness. Carry the calm.

 

Nature of the week:

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If You Want to See Birds

 

“If you want to see birds, you must have birds in your heart.”

John Burroughs

 

I think, too, that if we want to see peace, we must have peace in our hearts. If we want to see kindness, we must have kindness in our hearts. If we want to find calm, we must carry it within.

Nurture peace. Cultivate kindness. Carry the calm.

 

Nature of the week – A bluebird visited this week, which is a rare event. I barely got a picture of him before he flew away. Yesterday, he and his mate returned carrying grassy twigs and made themselves at home!

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The Walk to Take Today

 

“The place to observe nature is where you are:

the walk to take to-day is the walk you took yesterday.

You will not find just the same things.”

John Burroughs

 

This is sometimes quoted as, “To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday.”

Nurture peace. Cultivate kindness. Carry the calm.

 

Nature of the week:

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