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Posted: September 3, 2019 in Quotes
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I’ll be turning a few pages this week, so I wish you well and look forward to catching up this weekend.

A house that has virtually no plants or trees of any kind around it always looks sad and barren to me, something not integrated with nature in any way. In a city like Philadelphia with many row houses, there are few yards and rarely any surrounding a home. However, home or business owners still find ways to bring nature to their doors, gladdening the hearts of passers while making doors and entryways more attractive.

It seems very safe to me to be surrounded by green growing things and water. ~Barbara Kingsolver

Only as far as the masters of the world have called in nature to their aid, can they reach the height of magnificence. This is the meaning of their hanging-gardens, villas, garden-houses, islands, parks, and preserves.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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This quote, culled from a book many of you might enjoy, Use Your Words; Word Power Quizzes and Quotable Quotes” from Reader’s Digest, made me and my husband laugh out loud. But finding a photo to go with it was tricky in this PC age.  I hope you think I chose well.

It’s tempting to let someone else be responsible for you.
Be the resistance!!
Be responsible for yourself whenever possible!

© janet m. webb

It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
― Mark Twain

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It was such a spring day as breathes into a man an ineffable yearning, a painful sweetness, a longing that makes him stand motionless, looking at the leaves or grass, and fling out his arms to embrace he knows not what.
John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga

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