“As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children.”
~John Adams (1735-1826), 2nd President of the United States of America
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I agree wholeheartedly with John Adams!
“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”
~Willie Nelson (1933- ), American country music singer-songwriter
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A yellow wildflower adorns a country fence.
“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.”
~May Sarton (1912-1995), Poet
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Sunflowers reaching for the sky on a small Minnesota farm.
“Aaah, summer – that long anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility. It’s a time to hunt for insects, master handstands, practice swimming strokes, conquer trees, explore nooks and crannies, and make new friends.”
~ Darell Hammond, (1955- ) American actor, stand-up comedian and impressionist
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Summer comes and goes too quickly, especially in Minnesota.
“In nature, everything has a job. The job of the fog is to beautify further the existing beauties!”
~ Mehmet Murat Ildan, (1965- )Contemporary Turkish playwright and novelist
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A foggy country evening in northern Minnesota.
The poet’s darling.
~William Wordsworth, To the Daisy
Daisies growing along a country road.
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
~ Gustave Flaubert, (1821-1880) French Novelist
Summer is just around the corner. What an opportune time to see new sites and reconnect with the great outdoors! I took this shot on a road trip across Montana. Where might you be planning to travel this year?