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A Valentine To All Things Natural

2-14-17-painted-trillium-159In field and forest, and in the animal world sheltered therein, indeed in every garden, a reality is perceptible that is infinitely more real, older, deeper, and more wondrous than everything made by people, and that will yet endure, when the inanimate, mechanical, and concrete world again vanishes, becomes rusted and fallen into ruin.  

Albert Hofmann   (Photo: Painted Trillium, Trillium undulatum)

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14 responses

  1. Tom Guglielmo

    And here’s one for you:

    Floating hearts from Long Pond, Isle au Haut, ME.

    Thanks for all that you do A fan.


    February 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

  2. Dianne Rochford

    Love to you also on this Valentine’s Day…….What a Beautiful heart!!!

    :-),Dianne >

    February 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

  3. Precious. You’ve done it again Mary – captured such deep beauty in your photo and words. Thank you, and a most happy Valentine’s Day to you!

    February 14, 2017 at 8:42 am

  4. Elizabeth Dillman

    And Happy Valentine’s Day to you Mary! Thank you so much for your wonderful blog.

    February 14, 2017 at 9:04 am

  5. Susan

    Amen! Thank you for sharing the wondrous world of nature with us.

    February 14, 2017 at 10:03 am

  6. Rita

    Your par. at the bottom of the painting – beautiful and meaningful. Thanks

    February 14, 2017 at 10:45 am

  7. janice gendreau

    Your valentine made me smile immediately. Very beautiful. thanks

    February 14, 2017 at 10:47 am

  8. Susan Kellogg

    Thank you for these wise words and beautiful living affirmations, Mary. May your day be filled with love from many directions, Susan


    February 14, 2017 at 12:57 pm

  9. Spectacular !

    February 14, 2017 at 5:05 pm

  10. Dianne Wright

    So lovely – thank you , Dear Mary !

    Sent from my iPad


    February 14, 2017 at 6:53 pm

  11. Guy Stoye

    Mary, thanks for giving us a daily bright spot in our not always glittering days. We never come away from your posts without knowing something of nature that we didn’t know before. We never leave them without feeling some hope for the natural world around us.
    The painted trillium and Albert Hofmann’s quote- another fine example.

    February 14, 2017 at 8:33 pm

  12. Josie and Jim

    Thank you! Beautiful and so true.

    February 14, 2017 at 9:06 pm

  13. What a wonderful quote! It puts everything into perspective… therein lies serenity…
    Thank you, once again!

    February 15, 2017 at 5:16 pm

  14. Debora Edson

    Beautiful quote, beautiful flower. Thank you!

    February 16, 2017 at 10:07 pm

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