Archive for ‘Quotes’

August 2, 2006

A quote off of my refrigerator door…

" Love is the thing that enables a woman to sing while she mops up the floor
after her husband has walked across it in his barn boots." 
 ~Hoosier Farmer
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July 5, 2006

In the words of John Ruskin…

" I wish you some new love of the lovely things and some new forgetfulness of the teasing things, and some higher pride in the praising things, and some sweeter peace from the hurrying things, and some closer fence from the worrying things."
– John Ruskin
June 28, 2006

Garden Ponderings…


Weather means more when you have a garden.  There’s nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.  ~Marcelene Cox

It is good to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.  ~James Douglas, Down Shoe Lane

Take thy plastic spade,
It is thy pencil; take thy seeds, thy plants,
They are thy colours.
~William Mason, The English Garden, 1782
You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt.  ~Author Unknown
No two gardens are the same.  No two days are the same in one garden.  ~Hugh Johnson

Gardens… should be like lovely, well-shaped girls:  all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves.  ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers

I never had any other desire so strong, and so like to covetousness, as that one which I have had always, that I might be master at last of a small house and a large Garden. 
~Abraham Cowley, The Garden, 1666

One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.  ~W.E. Johns, The Passing Show

The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.  ~Hanna Rion
June 27, 2006

On being beaten up and and taken advantage of by BUGS…

" Men should stop fighting among themselves and start fighting insects."
                                                          – Luther Burbank
What do I do? Small black ants have taken over my kitchen.
June 20, 2006

Father’s Day 2006

" A man is loved
Not for how tall he stands,
But for how often he bends to
 Help, Comfort and Teach. "
" All men die, few men ever really live. "
" The size of a man (Father) is determined by the depth of his convictions, the height of his ambitions, the breath of his vision and the reach of his love."
June 7, 2006


" There is a childhood into which we have to grow, just as there is a childhood which we must leave behind. One is a childishness from which but few of those who are counted wisest among men have freed themselves. The other is a child-likeness, which is the highest gained."
-George MacDonald
June 1, 2006

The good life…

 "That best portion of a good man’s life; his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. "
William Wordsworth
May 11, 2006

Someone very wise once said…

To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you’re wrong, admit it;
Whenever you’re right, shut up.
-Ogden Nash
May 9, 2006

note to self…

" Skillful listening is the best remedy for lonliness, loquaciousness and laryngitis."
-William A. Ward
April 17, 2006

My Aspiration:

 "Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace."

G. K. Chesterton