“Everything has seasons, and we have to be able to recognize when something’s time has passed and be able to move into the next season. Everything that is alive requires pruning as well, which is a great metaphor for endings.”
~ Dr. Henry Cloud (1956- ), American psychologist
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Maple leaves showing off their color for this first day of fall.
“Nature doth thus kindly heal every wound. By the mediation of a thousand little mosses and fungi, the most unsightly objects become radiant of beauty. There seem to be two sides of this world, presented us at different time, as we see things in growth or dissolution, in life or death. And seen with the eye of the poet, as God sees them, all things are alive and beautiful.”
~Henry David Thoreau, (1817-1862) American essayist, poet, and practical philosopher; author of the book, Walden
Fungi: Mother Nature’s recycling system
“The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.”
This is a male Goldfinch in his muted winter wardrobe. When he starts to transition to his bright yellow and solid black plumage, one can be assured that spring and the mating season are just around the corner.
“I hear the passing echoes of winter and feel the warming spring on my face.”
~ Terri Guillemets (1973- ) U. S. Quotation Anthologist
An early spring day in northern Minnesota.