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Nasturtiums, who colored you, you wonderful, glowing things?  You must have been fashioned out of summer sunsets. ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Interesting Goldenrod Crab Spider facts:  Goldenrod Crab Spiders are “hunters.”  They don’t spin webs.  Instead they wait, without moving, on the bloom of a flower.  Because of their ability to change color, they blend in quite well.  When an insect gets near, they grab it with their strong front legs and eat it immediately.

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Butterflies will always look beautiful, no matter what the angle. ~ Anthony T. Hincks

 

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Behind the cloud the starlight lurks, Through showers the sunbeams fall; For God, who loveth all his works, Has left his Hope with all. ~ John Greenleaf Whittier

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

 

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The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. ~ Jean Giraudoux

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All zoos are both beguiling and repellent. ~ Thomas French

 

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The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. ~ William Morris, writer and poet

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“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”  ~ Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

 

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The water-lily starts and slides
Upon the level in little puffs of wind,
Tho’ anchor’d to the bottom.
Tennyson—The Princess. IV. L. 236