“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!
“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”
~Dolly Parton (1946- ), American musician
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Beautiful rainbow colors against a stormy sky.
“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.
“My grandfather used to say that once in your life you need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman and a preacher. But, every day, three times a day, you need a farmer.”
~Brenda Schoepp, Canadian farmer, writer, and speaker
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Wheat growing in a Minnesota farm field.
God bless farmers!
“Differences simply act as a yarn of curiosity unraveling until we get to the other side.”
~Ciore Taylor, The Conversation Starts Here: A Perspective of Self, Culture, and the American Society
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A variety of sheep grazing peacefully together in a Minnesota country field.
“To own a bit of ground, to scratch it with a hoe,
to plant seeds and watch their renewal of life –
this is the most commonest delight of the race,
the most satisfactory thing a man can do.”
~Charles Dudley Warner, (1829-1900) American essayist and novelist
A Minnesota farm field in early spring
“Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains; another, a moonlit beach; a third, a family dinner of pot roast and sweet potatoes during a myrtle-mad August in a midwestern town. Smells detonate softly in our memory like poignant land mines hidden under the weedy mass of years. Hit a tripwire of smell and memories explode all at once. A complex vision leaps out of the undergrowth.”
~Diane Ackerman (1948- ), A Natural History of the Senses
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A lovely cow sniffing the fresh blooms of spring.