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Friday Favorite: Quotes

August 17th, 2012

I’m a huge fan of quotes, though I’m sure this comes as no surprise to you given that each Sunday I post one. There are quotes scribbled on pieces of paper on my fridge, jotted down in the notebooks, copied and pasted into text files, and stuck to my computer with post-it notes. I even have a Pinboard dedicated to them over on Pinterest. Pairing quotes with photos is also one of my hobbies and you’ll find me often make them up in my spare time. Here are a few of my favorites:





Do you have a favorite quote?

Quote of the Day: Too Many Flowers?

December 29th, 2008

While reading an article about the history of lawns I came across this quote:

Let your lawn be your home’s velvet robe, and your flowers its not too promiscuous decoration.”
-Frank J. Scott (1870)

Perhaps this is where the HOA laws of today come from?
HM, I guess according to Frank, I have too many flowers, what a travesty!
front-flowerbed
anise-hyssop
pink-clematisclematisastilbeechinaceahardy-hibiscusliatrisfront-hillsidepink-rosesyarrowmini-hollyhocks
We’ve been trying to take back our lawn here at Chiot’s Run, so I’m we don’t consider our lawn, “the velvet robe” of our home. As for the amount of flowers we have, well, the photos above are just a few of what we have blooming here during the summer. What do you think? Can you have too many flowers?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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