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Quotes

Gardening is annoyingly full of all these “should haves” that optimists call learning curves.
-Helen Yemm

GBMDonabella: Contemplation upon Flowers

Spring crocus

Spring crocus

Brave flowers—that I could gallant it like you,
And be as little vain!
You come abroad, and make a harmless show,
And to your beds of earth again.
You are not proud: you know your birth:
For your embroider’d garments are from earth Read More…»

GBMD: That Leaf

“That leaf tries very hard to turn over
in very little wind. It lifts a corner
and settles on the ground exhausted, lifts
itself half over but, as the wind shifts,
falls face down eating mud. It hikes half up
in an attitude of prayer, then gives up.

tulip tree leaf autumn

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GBMD: Sweet April

woods in april

Woodland unfurling into April

When the warm sun, that brings
Seed-time and harvest, has returned again,
‘T is sweet to visit the still wood, where springs
The first flower of the plain. Read More…»