‘To be whole. To be complete. Nature reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.” ~ Terry Tempest Williams
‘The way we experience the world around us is a direct reflection of the world within us.’ ~ Gabrielle Bernstein
“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)
“I don’t see the desert as barren at all; I see it as full and ripe. It doesn’t need to be flattered with rain. It certainly needs rain, but it does with what it has, and creates amazing beauty.” ~ Joy Harjo
“A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.“ ~ Arabian proverb
“Beautiful has never been my goal.” ~ Pink
The semi-lazy, outdoor days of fall are fully underway. Now that we are spending 100% of our time at home during the week — school, work, chores — we take as many breaks as possible to soak in the sun and revel in the cooler fall temps.
The fruit trees from the keyhole garden nursery finally made it into the ground. It only took me a year-and-a-half to get it done, but our property — already replete with dozens of trees — just acquired three more fruiting variety: a Satsuma tangerine, Navel orange, and a Pomegranate. This is the beginning of (what I’m hoping will be) an espalier grove. More hole-digging, first.