"...as long as it's got new growth on it, it's doing fine."
DG member Baa
"...Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts."
Henry David Thoreau, American author
"...for those who love,
time is Eternity.
Hours fly, flowers die,
New days, new ways, pass by
"...God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of
nature...I firmly believe that nature brings solace in
(from The Diary of a Young Girl, entry for 2/23/1944)
Anne Frank, Holocaust victim (born 6/12/1929 )
"...He is all pine and I am apple orchard.
My apple trees will never get across
And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him.
He only says, 'Good fences make good neighbors.'
(from Mending Wall, 1913)
Robert Frost, American writer, poet (born 3/26/1874)
"...Heaven gives its glimpses only to those
Not in position to look too close.
(from A Passing Glimpse)
Robert Frost, American poet
"...I really love the tools with which I work - the iron fork, the spade, the hoe, the rake, the trowel, and the watering pot are pleasant objects in my eyes.
Celia Thaxter, American poet
"...I'd like to sow the barren spots with all the flowers of earth.
To leave a path where those who come should find but gentle mirth...
(from The Gentle Gardener)"
Edgar A. Guest, American poet (born 8/20/1881)
"...Little flower--but if I could understand
What you are, root and all, and all in all
I should know what God and man is.
(from Flower in the Crannied Wall, 1868)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, British poet (born 8/6/1809)
"...0 happy Garden! whose seclusion deep
Hath been so friendly to industrious hours;
And to soft slumbers, that did gently steep
0ur spirits, carrying with them dreams of flowers
And wild notes warbled among leafy bowers...
(from Farewell, 1802)