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A Monday meander: Light and blooms

Star seeds.

We are not separate from this Earth; we are a part of it, whether we fully feel it in our bodies yet or not.

~ Sharon Blackie, If Women Rose Rooted 

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Water

Blue reflections. (Assateague Island, Virginia)

No water, no life.  No blue, no green.

~ Sylvia Earle

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A Monday meander: Second spring

A view on a morning walk in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Earth has many voices. Those who understand that Earth is a living being know this because they have translated themselves to the humble grasses and old trees. They know that Earth is a community that is constantly talking to itself; a communicating universe. And whether we know it or not, we are participating in the web of this community.

~ Joan Halifax

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Spring is in the air (literally)

Mr. & Mrs. Bluebird

Spring:  When you realize you are allergic to all the things you love.

Spring:  When your nose does more running than you do.

Tissues:  My favorite springtime fashion accessory.

~ From Woman’s World magazine (Funny spring quotes)

If humans evolved in a tiny area of Africa, they only saw plants and animals within a 100-kilometre radius for a million years.  When they began to migrate, there would have been different animals and plants — and potentially a lot of allergy issues.

~ Barry Marshall

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Inspiring film

Somewhere near Stowe, Vermont. (June 2017)

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

~Rumi

I learned…that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic, striving, but it comes to us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.

~Brenda Ueland

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Clouds

Earth Day clouds.

A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed, it feels an impulsion… this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reason and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.

~ Richard Bach

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