“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.

Speed and Grace

Go out, go out I beg of you

And taste the beauty of the wild.

Behold the miracle of the earth

With all the wonder of a child.

~Edna Jaques, (1891-1978) Canadian lecturer, author and poet


In reviewing this photo I noticed just how long and narrow are the legs of the white-tailed deer.  And, I considered that these very same legs are their best defense against the dangers of their environment.  For as I approached the deer, they turned to run from me with tremendous grace and speed.  Amazing.