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Creative Quest

Creative Quest

“You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” ~Steve Jobs       Recently, I took part in a week-long Photo Quest (#celebrateARTlife ), put together by Whitney Freya.  I find when […]

Learning Everyday

Learning Everyday

“It’s not what you look at that matters; it’s what you see.” ~Henry David Thoreau       Many times when I look at nature, around me in my garden, I see one thing.  And when I look again at the pictures I take, I see so much more.  I see deep into these scenes, […]

Beyond Words: Spring At The Lake

Beyond Words:  Spring At The Lake

“Silence was the cure, if only temporarily, silence and geography. But of what was I being cured? I do not know, have never known. I only know the cure. Silence, and no connections except to landscape.” -Mary Cantwell, Manhattan, When I Was Young     I wanted to wrap up this series with another trip back to […]

Poetry Sunday-Crocus

Poetry Sunday-Crocus

      Crocus     Petals unfurl, with shouts of joy! A youthful gladness- finally enjoyed.    © Donna Donabella 2012   __________________________________________________________ One of the first bulbs to bloom, early in my garden, are the snow crocus pictured here.  They shout spring with splashes of color all over the garden.   Wishing everyone […]

Poetry Sunday-Perennial Life

Poetry Sunday-Perennial Life

    Perennial Life     A beautiful spring. Next a strong summer, Moves to a waning fall As blossom and leaf are shed.   To winter slumber, Emerging slowly. Renewed with the warm spring breezes, To flower once more with vigor- Begins the cycle again.      © Donna Donabella 2016 __________________________________________________________ As a […]

Poetry Sunday-Retreating to Spring

Poetry Sunday-Retreating to Spring

Retreating to Spring     As I reflect on the garden these days, I find my mind retreating to the spring colors, of bulbs popping up- the subtle greens emerging and dotting the brown wet soil. Of beginning again…always a new start.      © Donna Donabella 2016 __________________________________________________________ March means spring is on its […]

End of Month Potpourri-February 2016

End of Month Potpourri-February 2016

“Nature looks dead in winter because her life is gathered into her heart. She withers the plant down to the root that she may grow it up again fairer and stronger. She calls her family together within her inmost home to prepare them for being scattered abroad upon the face of the earth.” ~Hugh Macmillan   […]

Beyond Words: Winter At The Lake

Beyond Words:  Winter At The Lake

“You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one; each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.”  ~Paulo Coelho       So we are back again to explore a beautiful spot that lies just across […]

An Interview with Catherine Drea@Foxg...

An Interview with Catherine Drea@Foxglove Lane

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~ Henry David Thoreau       It is time for another interview post.  I have been getting into a routine every couple of months now, interviewing amazing bloggers who have influenced me.  As you might remember, after receiving and award from Julie@Gardening Jules, […]

Creativity Sunday-Holiday Views

Creativity Sunday-Holiday Views

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”   ~Norman Vincent Peale     It has been almost 18 years since the passing of my father….40 years for my husband’s father, when he was just 15.  And 10 years ago, his mother died leaving a huge void […]

Beyond Words: Autumn At The Lake

Beyond Words:  Autumn At The Lake

“When you sit tranquilly, you set a great example to the people who rush around in panic and thus you show the crazy waves the beauty of being a calm lake!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan       In my Seasonal Celebrations post, on my gardening blog, I talked about what I wanted to focus […]

An Interview with Beth@PlantPostings

An Interview with Beth@PlantPostings

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”  ~John Muir       It’s time to bring you another interview with an amazing person I have grown to know in the blogosphere.  As you might remember, after receiving and award from Julie@Gardening […]

End of Month Potpourri-October 2015

End of Month Potpourri-October 2015

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”  ~Jim Bishop       The morning of the full moon in September, the sun promised to rise in a glorious fashion.  The last bright star still glowed as the sun peeked over the horizon.  So I went out into the garden to […]

Beyond Words: At The Lake

Beyond Words:  At The Lake

“Teach me to go to the country beyond words and beyond names.”  ~ Thomas Merton       After participating in the photography challenge in August, I was inspired to move beyond my comfort zone and branch out with my camera.  Not so much with moving off the auto button….that will come in time and with […]

An Interview with Jen@The Light Laugh...

An Interview with Jen@The Light Laughed

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”  ~Walt Disney        This month I thought I would bring you another interview with an amazing person I have grown to […]

August Break Completed

August Break Completed

“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.” ~ Denis Waitley       I promised I would finish up the photography challenge,  The August Break, the creation of Susannah Conway.  Today I have the last 4 prompts, and […]

End of Month Potpourri-August Break H...

End of Month Potpourri-August Break Highlights 2015

“When the creative impulse sweeps over you, grab it. You grab it and honor it and use it, because momentum is a rare gift.”  ― Justina Chen         I am continuing my participation in the photography challenge,  The August Break, the creation of Susannah Conway.  Today I have the next 7 days of words, and my […]

August Break Continues

August Break Continues

“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, […]

August Break Begins

August Break Begins

“Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity.” ~Deepak Chopra   Last August I participated in a photography challenge called The August Break, the creation of Susannah Conway.  And I was excited when I heard she was doing it again this year.  Each day is a new word, and you decide […]

End of Month Potpourri-April 2015

End of Month Potpourri-April 2015

The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good. ~ Brian Tracy     For this month’s potpourri, I am continuing my thoughts about self-love.  Self-love and self-care are things we are not routinely […]

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“Make happy those who are near and those who are far will come.” ~Chinese proverb

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