Garden Visitor

“The kiss of the sun for pardon,

The songs of the birds for mirth,

One is nearer God’s heart in a garden

Than anywhere else on earth.”

~ Dorothy Frances Gurney (1858-1932), “God’s Garden” lines 13–16, Poems, by Dorothy Frances Gurney

A freshly emerged monarch butterfly flits about a garden in Duluth, Minnesota.

Wild Roses

“All my life through, the new sights and sounds of nature made me rejoice like a child.”

~ Marie Curie, (1867-1934) physicist, chemist, and pioneer in the study of radiation

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Wild roses growing in a Minnesota field.