Dreamy Dahlia


Today it is hot, humid and started to feel a lot like summer. All my summer loving plants are happy and growing perfectly. A few vegetables like peppers and beans are already showing up. I can’t wait to see how the season proves for all the plants I have planted. Continue reading


Flowers for the Season


Gorgeous colorful Dahlia flowers

Garden days are here. After the days of up and downs of the weather, now it looks and feels like we are really into the stable seasonal weather. Here we are expecting warmer weather around the Memorial Day weekend.  Continue reading

A Walk Along


The earth is so beautiful. We are beautiful also. We can allow ourselves to walk mindfully, touching the earth, our wonderful mother, with each step. We don’t need to wish our friends, ‘Peace be with you.’ Peace is already with them. We only need to help them cultivate the habit of touching peace in each moment.
― Thich Nhat Hanh

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Artist in a Spirit of Wonder


The artist is the person who makes life more interesting or beautiful, more understandable or mysterious, or, probably, in the best sense, more wonderful. The ideal artist is he who knows everything, feels everything, experiences everything, and retains his experience in a spirit of wonder and feeds upon it with creative lust.
– George Wesley Bellows (1882-1925)