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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


A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. ~ Josh Billings


I lost my mom three years ago November 29.  To this day, my heart breaks.  But to this day, my heart has joy for her in her peace.  Never mind what I would have wanted.  She received God’s grace in a very sudden, but very painless death.  I will miss her always and I will always cherish the years I was blessed to have her as my own.  I love you, Mom!


Be still and the earth will speak to you. ~ Navajo proverb


There was something rather blousy about roses in full bloom, something shallow and raucous, like women with untidy hair. ~ Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca


A neighbor recently invited me down to shoot some pictures of the blossoms on a barrel cactus he’s had since it was a seedling.  These were the first blossoms on this particular cactus.  It’s 35 years old.  Desert gardens take patience!


Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone — Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in your own. ~ Adam L. Gordon


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