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sunflowers©lisahudson

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

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A fallen blossom
returning to the bough, I thought —
But no, a butterfly.
~ Arakida Moritake, Traditional Japanese Poetry: An Anthology

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Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

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The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity. ~ George Carlin

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Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do. ~ Helen Keller

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Freak winter weather system covered parts of The Valley in a blanket of….snow???  Now this is one for the history books!!  February 20, 2013.

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One impulse from a vernal wood
May teach you more of man,
Of moral evil and of good,
Than all the ages can.
~ William Wordsworth

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Rooster today, feather duster tomorrow. ~ Russian Proverb

pollinating©lisahudson

“Butterflies are not insects,” Captain John Sterling said soberly. “They are self-propelled flowers.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls

The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land. ~ Abraham Lincoln