Everyone deserves a little sunshine

“Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.” (Jeffrey Glassberg)

Last of the summer roses

“Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness. Know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again.“ (Anonymous)

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Trees

“Learn character from trees, values from roots, and change from leaves.” (Tasneem Hameed) See more trees or join Cee’s challenge here.

Small creatures

“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” (Albert Einstein)

Calla Lilies

This is the first year I’ve ever purchased potted calla lilies for the back deck. I hope they make the transition into the garden at the end of summer. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day.

“The eldest daughter of light…”

“Yellow is the eldest daughter of light.” ~Charles Blanc YELLOW LANTANA “I really just want to be warm yellow light that pours over everyone I love.” ~Conor Oberst Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day


They’re all along the roadsides now and in our garden… “So extraordinary is Nature with her choicest treasures, spending plant beauty as she spends sunshine, pouring it forth into land and sea, garden and desert. And so the beauty of lilies falls on angels and men, bears and squirrels, wolves and sheep, birds and bees.”…

In our woodland garden: Antique pink roses

The antique pink roses on the rosebush by the road finally bloomed, and they are lovely pale shades of pink. “The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It seems to be constantly in the process…