Point Defiance Park and Gardens, Tacoma, WA ~ Photos ~ Quotes

The earth laughs in flowers ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair ~ Khalil Gibran

I don’t like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess ~ Walt Disney

Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path ~ Jean Anouilh

Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities of the world ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, WA ~ Rose Garden ~ Photos ~ Quotes

Truths and roses have thorns about them ~ Henry David Thoreau

The earth laughs in flowers ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’m an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky ~ Audrey Hepburn

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round ~ Ben Hogan

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses ~ Alphonse Karr

There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted ~ Henri Matisse


Wildflowers Along a Trail ~ Gig Harbor, WA ~ Quotes ~ Photos

I hold no preference among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, and spontaneous ~ Edward Abbey

To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower ~ William Blake

Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are ~ Rumi

One person’s weed is another person’s wildflower ~ Susan Wittig Albert

A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms ~ Zen Shin

A Walk Along Boise River Greenbelt ~ Eagle, ID ~ Photos ~ Quotes

I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding ~ John O’Donohue

The river moves, but it follows a path. When it tires of one journey, it rubs through some rock to forge a new way. Hard work, but that’s its nature ~ Kekla Magoon

A dream is like a river ever changing as it flows and a dreamer’s just a vessel that must follow where it goes ~ Garth Brooks

I understand that everything is connected, that all roads meet, and that all rivers flow into the same sea ~ Paulo Coelho

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy ~ Rumi

A river has many curves, but it always reaches the ocean ~ Donald L. Hicks

The link will take you to an overview of my recent road trip from western Washington to Boise, Idaho:

Road Trip ~ Western Washington to Boise ~ Photos

Boise Rose Garden ~ Boise ID ~ Photos ~ Quotes

No rose without a thorn ~ French Proverb

It is the time you have spent on your rose that makes her so important ~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Truths and roses have thorns about them ~ Henry David Thoreau

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 of change: Yet at each state, at each moment, it is perfectly all right as it is ~ Paulo Coelho

If the rose puzzled its mind over the question of how it grew, it would not have been the miracle that it is ~ J. B. Yeats

Road Trip ~ Western Washington to Boise ~ Photos

A Walk Along Boise River Greenbelt ~ Boise, ID ~ Photos ~ Quotes

The river has great wisdom and whispers its secrets to the hearts of men ~ Mark Twain

A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence ~ Jim Watkins

Life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps you gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere ~ – Emma Smith

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man ~ Heraclitus

Who hears the rippling of rivers will not utterly despair of anything ~  Henry David Thoreau

May Flowers ~ Photos ~ Quotes

You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way ~ Walter Hagen

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming ~ Pablo Neruda

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul ~ Luther Burbank

I take care of my flowers and my cats. And enjoy food. And that’s living ~ Ursula Andress

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars ~ Martin Luther

There are always flowers for those who want to see them ~ Henri Matisse

On your journey, don’t forget to smell the flowers. Take time out to notice that you’re alive. You can only live in one day ~ Ray Fearon

A Walk with Nature ~ Photos, Gig Harbor, WA

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks ~ John Muir

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature is the art of God ~ Dante Alighieri

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature ~ Joseph Campbell

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous ~ Aristotle

A Walk about the Pond ~ Photos, Gig Harbor, WA

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes, butterflies and the songs of birds, the crash of storm-driven waves and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond. Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is just something about being out in open country, about seeing the sun rise over a pond, that’s really beautiful ~ Carson Wentz