“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” – John Muir
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke
Security is the chief enemy of mortals. —William Shakespeare
Much like Krista’s Morty, Gypsy arrived last October on a cloudy Saturday morning and secured her forever home. The veterinarian called for several weeks the number listed on her micro chip but never received a response. She had traveled over 25 miles to be here and so now I try to teach her to pick up her toys and put them in the box when she’s finished playing with them. It’ll take a while.
“Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.”
– George Washington Carver
“In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms,
I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.” – John Fowles
“The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir
“Young girls commonly used dandelions in the 1800s for romantic and oracular purposes. It was believed that if you blew on a dandelion and all the seeds flew away, your loved one returned the feelings; if any seeds remained, they might have reservations or no feelings at all. Children would blow on these flowers while thinking hard about the objects of their affection. Eventually this tradition spread to encompass all wishing, romantic or otherwise.” 🍀
The Native American Indian Butterfly Legend:
“If anyone desires a wish to come true they must first capture a butterfly and whisper their wish to it. Since a butterfly can make no sound, the butterfly can not reveal the wish to anyone but the Great Spirit who hears and sees all.
In gratitude for giving the beautiful butterfly its freedom, the Great Spirit always grants the wish. So, according to legend, by making a wish and giving the butterfly its freedom, the wish will be taken to the heavens and be granted.” 🦋