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He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. ~ Agnes Repplier


The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of its tail. – Amitendranath Tagore


The foxglove, with it’s stately bells of purple, shall adorn they dells. – David Macbeth Moir


A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.
― Friedrich Max Müller


Gentle sleep! Scatter thy drowsiest poppies from above; And in new dreams not soon to vanish, bless My senses with the sight of her I love. ~ Horace (Horatio) Smith

four generations

History doesn’t move you more than when it’s in the iron of your own blood. ~ J.R. Tompkins


How did it get so late so soon? ~ Dr. Seuss

barrel in the rain

Brushing the clouds away from my eyes, I see clarity in the raindrop and beauty in the first ray of morning sun…
Life is strange and wondrous… ~ Virginia Alison


Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities of the world. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844


Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book. ~ Bill Watterson, The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book