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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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The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead —his eyes are closed. ~ Albert Einstein, Living Philosophies

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What if a cactus felt really bad?
Hurt and depressed and truly quite sad?
Feeling unwelcome or feeling unliked,
Not feeling like dealing with being all spiked…”

~ Could You Hug a Cactus, by Phillip Van Wagoner, 2016

 

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Gentle sleep! Scatter thy drowsiest poppies from above; And in new dreams not soon to vanish, bless My senses with the sight of her I love. ~ Horace (Horatio) Smith

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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!

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Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness. ~ George MacDonald

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I’ve always regarded nature as the clothing of God. ~ Alan Hovhaness

It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence. ~ C.S. Lewis

However mean your life is, meet it and live it. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts; the sight of the deep-blue sky and the clustering stars above seems to impart a quiet to the mind. ~ Jonathan Edwards