On The Goldenrod

How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment. We can start now, start slowly, changing the world. How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make a contribution toward introducing justice straightaway. And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!
—Anne Frank


Making Friends

Tufted Titmouse
People who have not made friends with the birds do not know how much they miss. 
- John Burroughs - "Birds and Poets"


Monarch Butterfly

"...the naturalist finds his pleasures everywhere. Every solitude to him is peopled. Every morning or evening walk yields him a harvest to eye or ear." 
- John Burroughs

I have just started reading "Under the Maples" by John Burroughs.  Very fitting for this time of year.  
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In The Leaves

Cedar Waxwing

Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.
 ― John Burroughs


Egret in Flight - Flaps Down!

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. 
They went out and happened to things.
 ― Leonardo da Vinci


Painted Lady Butterfly Macro

It's not because things are difficult that we don't dare; It's because we don't dare that things are difficult. 
 ― Seneca

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