Tag Archives: Backyard Beauty

happiness is

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony. – Thomas Merton   * I took this photo of expired clematis blossoms in my backyard in Iowa. (Here is a photo of them when … Continue reading

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where the fruit is

Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. – H. Jackson Browne   * I took this photo of an Cedar Waxwing on the tree in my backyard in Iowa.

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the beautiful

The beautiful is everywhere. -Fernand Léger

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things we desire

The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.  ~Brian Tracy   * I took this photo of clematis growing the fence in my backyard in Iowa.

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follow your bliss

Follow your bliss. -Joseph Campbell   * I took this photo of a peony in my backyard in Iowa.

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a unique role to fill

Everyone has a unique role to fill in the world. Everyone, including and perhaps especially you, is indispensable. -Nathaniel Hawthorne   * I took this photo in my backyard in Iowa of a common sparrow guarding a house from a … Continue reading

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a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.  –Henry Miller   * I took this photo in my backyard in Iowa.

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