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Monthly Archives: October 2011

A warrior of light who trusts too much in his intelligence will end up underestimating the power of his opponent. ~ Paulo Coelho, The Manuel of the Warrior of Light

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We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics. ~ Bill Vaughan

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. ~ James Openheim

It is utterly forbidden to be half-hearted about gardening. You have got to love your garden whether you like it or not. ~ W.C. Sellar & R.J. Yeatman, Garden Rubbish, 1936

My father asserted that there was no better place to bring up a family than in a rural environment…. There’s something about getting up at 5 a.m., feeding the stock and chickens, and milking a couple of cows before breakfast that gives you a lifelong respect for the price of butter and eggs. ~Bill Vaughan

The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat. ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau

Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.
William Cullen Bryant

Only he can understand what a farm is, what a country is, who shall have sacrificed part of himself to his farm or country, fought to save it, struggled to make it beautiful. Only then will the love of farm or country fill his heart. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944)