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Quote of the Day: Ralph Waldo Emmerson

March 20th, 2011

For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’m so thankful that I’m starting to see color in the garden again.

What are you thankful for today?

10 Comments to “Quote of the Day: Ralph Waldo Emmerson”
  1. Nebraska Dave on March 20, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I’m right behind you. My garden hasn’t shown any color yet but it won’t be long before the display begins. For some reason the crocus didn’t make it through the winter and only two little flowers have given me pleasure in knowing that spring is at last here not only in an official equinox sense but in an actual weather sense as well. I’ve started scratching in the dirt and it’s close to planting the early stuff like lettuce, onion, radish, potato, and start getting the beds ready for planting the late stuff like tomato, green pepper, and cucumbers.

    Have a colorful garden day.

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  2. Kaytee on March 20, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Jealous! Although, I’m pretty sure Friday I saw a flower bud on one of my crocuses, so they should be blooming in no time.

    I’m thankful that the snow is almost all gone and that I can finally start work in the garden!

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  3. Melissa on March 20, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I’m thankful for the rain shower we had last nite. Sleep is always so peaceful listening to rain coming down outside your window.

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  4. KimH on March 20, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Im thankful for today.. for the opportunity to breath, smile, & love.
    Im thankful to have found your blog and Im thankful for the beautiful feelings your photos evoke!
    Im thankful to have read RWEs poem.. for Im going to “borrow” it for my quote of the day as well.

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  5. goatpod2 on March 20, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Nice pictures and quote! I’m thankful for still living with my parent’s!


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  6. misti on March 20, 2011 at 10:41 am

    That bee is fantastic!

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  7. Andrea on March 20, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I am so happy to see the colors as well! We have beautiful daffodils out and my faorite, forsythia is starting to show off!

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  8. MAYBELLINE on March 20, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I am simply grateful for my nap today. It was wonderful.

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    • Susy on March 20, 2011 at 6:13 pm

      Mr Chiot’s is always thankful for a nap as well!

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  9. Naomi Sachs on March 31, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Thanks so much for permission to use your beautiful crocus picture on the Therapeutic Landscapes Network Blog today! At this time of year, crocuses pretty much sum up the healing garden:

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