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Inquiries should be directed not to what others have thought, not to what we ourselves conjecture, but to what we can clearly and perspicuously behold and with certainty deduce; for knowledge is not won in any other way.  

~Renes Descartes

Welcome to the present moment. ~ Phila Hach


Photo: At Hachland Hills B&B, Nashville TN (February 2014)

If we could see the miracle of a single flower our whole life would change

If we could see the miracle of a single flower, our whole life would change.

~ Unknown. 


Photo: Peony at Allerton Park, Monticello IL (June 2014)

The Serenity Prayer | Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr


Photo: Daisy, Arboretum, Urbana IL (May 2014)


Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty. ~Anne Herbert


Photo: Front Yard Bluebells, Urbana, IL (April 2013)

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. ~e.e. cummings


Photo: By a creek bed near Norman, OK (May, 2014)

Did you realize that curiosity is an emotion?


Photo: Izzie, Urbana IL (June 2014)

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live. ~Flora Whittemore


Photo: At Hachland Hills B&B barn creek, Nashville TN (February 2014)

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy.' They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life. ~ John Lennon


Photo: Route One south of San Francisco, CA ( 2013)

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