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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

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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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Where flowers bloom so does hope. ~ Lady Bird Johnson

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Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers. ~ Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

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“…sunflower-bordered roads always seem to me the roads to freedom.” ― Willa Cather, My Ántonia

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Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires.
~ Lao Tzu

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A thing of beauty is a joy forever. ~ John Keats, Endymion: A Poetic Romance

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The sunflower is mine, in a way. ~ Vincent van Gogh

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I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in. ~ George Washington Carver

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