Thursday, June 12, 2014


I saw this on another gardening blog this morning.

To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony. William Henry Channing 1810-1884


  1. Thanks for coming by my Seedscatterer blog. The iron bench was a present from my son.

    The quote is perfect, except that I think of being rich in the things that matter rather than wealthy. Maybe that was what Mr. Channing meant too -- a wealth of friends and flowers.

    I notice you have a link to Cherry's -- don't you just love Cherry? She knows my childhood friend Anita. I feel like I know Cherry and her Mama, just from her blog.


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