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Monthly Archives: August 2011

I never had any other desire so strong, and so like to covetousness, as that one which I have had always, that I might be master at last of a small house and a large Garden. ~ Abraham Cowley, The Garden, 1666

Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning. ~ Lydia M. Child

Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price. ~ Napoleon Hill

Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more. ~ Vincent van Gogh

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. ~ Charles R. Swindoll, The Strong Family

Can we conceive what humanity would be if it did not know the flowers?  ~ Maurice Maeterlinck

Michigan is two radically different places – the North and the South which makes for good drama and contrast.  ~ Jim Harrison

It will not always be summer; build barns. ~ Hesiod

The Inn at Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay, MI ~  One of the most beautiful places on The Peninsula!