came upon this peaceful man
sleepy with quiet thoughts
on a quiet noon
spent in bandamer park
ann arbor, mi. usa
“summer quiet thoughts on summer quiet noons.”
-ray bradbury, now and forever
the end of a peaceful day spent at the lake
“no matter how far a person can go the horizon is still way beyond you.”
-zora neale hurston
irish hills, michigan, usa
the quiet calm.
“the next morning dawned bright and sweet, like ribbon candy.”
― sarah addison allen, – Garden Spells
skipping stones, barefoot, wading,
walking on rocks, talking, and resting
on a slow summer day on the river.
“how beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.”
rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day,
listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky,
is by no means waste of time.
~john lubbock, “Recreation,” The Use of Life, 1894
on the tiny deck
behind my tiny cottage
surrounded by a tiny garden
sharing this tiny space
champagne dreams roses
under a cloudy sky
taking it all in
happy to share this space
all of us knowing
life is good.
exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.
– alfred austin