Can Spring just come on and get here already?
“The progress of the intellect is to the clearer vision of causes, which neglects surface differences. To the poet, the philosopher, the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all [persons] divine.”
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
I love this. I think in that second line of the quote though, it should read “friendly and sacred,” not “friendly and scared.” Blessings, Natalie 🙂
Natalie, thanks for pointing that out! My bad typing. Best, Brett
You’re so welcome. It is such a good quote and I figured you’d want it to read right.😊❤️
That is a beautiful quote and one I am striving to learn for my life.
Me too! 🙂
So springy and warm!
Yes, something to take the mind off these last few (I hope) lingering cold days. 🙂
Lovely photo and quote Brett.
Thanks, Katherine! 🙂
Should be “all things are friendly and sacred” not “scared”. It didn’t make sense, so I looked it up and was happy that I did. Ralph Waldo Emerson is so inspirational. I am really enjoying reading his quotes.
Thanks for checking on that. Emerson’s thoughts are full of great insight.
It can work the other way. Here in Florida by late August, Alie is tired of the heat, anxious for cool weather and goes into what I refer to as her “tropical depression.”
Having lived in Florida I definitely get that. Too much either way is just too much!
Pretty ironic wish today as we anticipate 1-2 feet of snow. Our poor little dwarf iris came up, looked around and froze!☃️☃️
Please. I’m in the northeast US and getting a foot of snow today. A week ago it was 60 and sunny.
This “yo-yo” effect weather pattern is driving us all mad!
A wonderful image and quotation – especially on this frigid day in Toronto. Shasta daisies were among my late grandmother’s favourite flowers; she always had them in her garden. Thanks for bringing back some wonderful memories, Brett.
Sound like wonderful memories to brighten a cold day!
Outstanding choice of quote !
This was a very special message from Ralph Waldo Emerson. I do think that higher level thinking goes beyond oneself. I like the idea of helping others and supporting causes. Thanks, Brett for the spring or summer photograph. Around here pussy willows + forsythia bushes, crocuses, daffodils and spring beauties mean spring. 🙂
Robin, very much agree with your comment about Emerson. Forsythia blooms bursting forth with their fiery yellow — gorgeous!
Nice evocation of spring.
Hey Brett, I am glad you’re probably enjoying Spring now! I am moving to Vancouver (so a bit away from you) in July and am glad I am going then as the Summer will be clinging on! I live just outside London UK at the moment, so know for a fact the winter in Van can be pretty darn cold.. even more so for you! Hope you’re enjoying it. I’ve given you a follow, cheers, em x
Thanks for your message. I had a look at your site — that’s quite an adventure for you! I wish you the best with all that. Safe travels!
Yes its pretty exciting , but scary! I’ve been living in a saving limbo of nothingness for 2 years waitingfor July 🙂 Thank you x