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 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

Spring Starts to Bloom ~ Photos, Gig Harbor, WA

One attraction in coming to the woods to live was that I should have leisure and opportunity to see the spring come in ~ Henry David Thoreau

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring ~ George Santayana

Despite the forecast, live like its’ spring ~ Lilly Pulitzer

The air is like a butterfly ~ With frail blue wings ~ The happy earth looks at the sky ~ And sings ~ Joyce Kilmer (Spring)

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush ~ Doug Larson

The spring wakes us, nurtures us and revitalizes us. How often does your spring come? If you are a prisoner of the calendar, it comes once a year. If you are creating authentic power, it comes frequently, or very frequently ~ Gary Zukav

A Hint of Spring ~ Photos, Gig Harbor, WA~ Quotes

Spring is a season of the soul to regain its strength ~ Lailah Gifty Akita

I can still bring into my body the joy I felt at seeing the first trillium of spring, which seemed to be telling me, “Never give up hope, spring will come.” ~ Jessica Stern

Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be ~ Anonymous

Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment ~ Ellis Peters

In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move ~ Henry Rollins

Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘Let’s party!’ ~ Robin Williams

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come ~ Robert H. Schuller

Beautiful Trees, Winter ~ Gig Harbor, WA ~ Quotes

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful ~ Alice Walker

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

Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit ~ Anton Chekhov

A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease ~ John Muir

God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools ~ John Muir

Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven ~ Rabindranath Tagore

I look out of this window and I think this is a cosmos, this is a huge creation, this is one small corner of it. The trees and birds and everything else and I’m part of it. I didn’t ask to be put here, I’ve been lucky in finding myself here ~ Morris West