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Monthly Archives: March 2010


I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things.  ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery



I think the best pictures are often on the edges of any situation, I don’t find photographing the situation nearly as interesting as photographing the edges.  ~William Albert Allard, “The Photographic Essay”


Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into.  ~Henry Beecher, Life Thoughts, 1858


Baseball is an allegorical play about America, a poetic, complex, and subtle play of courage, fear, good luck, mistakes, patience about fate, and sober self-esteem.  ~Saul Steinberg


If I were to name the three most precious resources of life, I should say books, friends, and nature; and the greatest of these, at least the most constant and always at hand, is nature. ~ John Burroughs


With watercolor, you can pick up the atmosphere, the temperature, the sound of snow sifting through the trees or over the ice of a small pond or against a window pane. Watercolor perfectly expresses the free side of my nature. ~ Andrew Wyeth


If organic farming is the natural way, shouldn’t organic produce just be called “produce” and make the pesticide-laden stuff take the burden of an adjective?  ~Ymber Delecto


How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!  ~Emily Dickinson, letter to Mrs. J.S. Cooper, 1880


The prime purpose of being four is to enjoy being four – of secondary importance is to prepare for being five.  ~Jim Trelease, The Read-Aloud Handbook, 1985


Anytime the perfume of orange and lemon groves wafts in the window; the human body has to feel suffused with a languorous well-being. ~ Frances Mayes, Bella Tuscany