“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ~ Mahatma Ghandi
“The earth is what we all have in common.” ~ Wendell Barry
“Beautiful has never been my goal.” ~ Pink
“Not all is doom and gloom. We are beginning to understand the natural world and are gaining a reverence for life — all life.” ~ Roger Tory Peterson
The month of February felt more normal than the previous 10 months combined. As we worked daily at getting our home life back in order once again, any downtime was spent reconnecting with nature.
“I don’t know the question, but sex is definitely the answer.” ~ Woody Allen
“We are all stardust.” ~ Lawrence Krauss
Inspired by Fat-Mum-Slim, here is my Photo-a-Day challenge for January 2013. What a fun and challenging way to chronicle the month’s highlights! My time gets chiseled down to just one post for all photos, rather than several medium-length posts throughout the month. It makes my life (through blogging) just a tad easier.
But it does make for a long post. Sorry ’bout that.
“We ran as if to meet the moon.” ~ Robert Frost
No surprises today. I’m still not back to blogging. Even a little bit. So for today I’m re-posting something I wrote waaaay back in 2012 when blogging was fresh and new and WordPress peeps were a very chatty lot (judging from comments, not ‘likes’).
Am I working on getting things together in my own garden? Sadly — like blogging — no. Sitting at a computer or poring through reference books? Sure. Building PowerPoints and making fun games for kids? Definitely. I also get to enjoy a couple hundred smiling faces every week while I play (I still won’t call it work) in their gardens.
I think that makes up for my slacking here.
To honor how far we’ve come with our differences in race — and indeed how far we still need to go — I am re-posting something I blogged back in 2015. If you’re new to following the blog and are seeing this in your email inbox, you will learn how we at DirtNKids feel about our place in this world.
There is only one Earth with millions of animals species upon it. We are merely one of them.
“Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.” ~ Stephen Hawking
“Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and softly sit upon your shoulder.” ~ The Daily Crescent (1848)
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ~ John Muir
“My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.” ~ Henry Rollins
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~ Arthur Ashe
“Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy — your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.” ~ Annie Leibovitz