“For beauty, truth, and goodness are not obsolete: they spring eternal in the breast of man.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Good morning, dear friends. I do hope this finds you well and under blue skies filled with bird song. We have been blessed with a little rain in the evenings and cooler temperatures during the day. Certainly not August weather. However, often I have seen September arrive with August temperatures. This time of year, I always begin to look forward to autumn. How about you?
As you probably know, I can only endure so much of the daily news. Then I turn to the beauty of the garden, words of marvelously talented writers, and the comfort of our loving sweet home. In going through my quotes and in reading, it seems as though life through the years has often been filled with troubling times. Perhaps, that is why there is so much written about the beauty of the world and nature. There is peace in the simple joys of life. So, I thought today I would share with you some of these things, a little respite from the daily news.
“The individual human is still the creature who can wonder, who can be enchanted by a sonata, who can place symbols together to make poetry to gladden our heart, who can view a sunrise with a sense of majesty and awe.”~ Rollo May
Sunrise and the clear water of Lake Michigan’s Cave Point Park. Photo, Nick Argires
“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” ~
“Sometimes happiness lies amongst the flowers. . . Sometimes that’s all it takes to find happiness; is to open our eyes to the simplest of wonders.” ~ Nicole Addison
“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” ~
“There is not a particle of life that does not bear poetry within it.” ~Gustave Flaubert
Dear friends, I hope you have received a brief respite from the chaos of our world.
Know I wish you and yours a beautiful day and week ahead.
And . . .
“May you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention.” ~ John O’Donohue