Inspiration from the Vintage Garden: Three Sisters with Plant, Hoe, and a Watering Can

With rake and seeds and sower,
And hoe and line and reel,
When the meadows shrill with “peeping”
And the old world wakes from sleeping,
Who wouldn't be a grower
That has any heart to feel?
Frederick Frye Rockwell, “Invitation,” Around the Year in the Garden

It's the little things citizens do. That's what will make the difference.
My little thing is planting trees.
Wangari Maathai

I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that winter's tough, but spring's coming. I believe that there's a growing season. And I think that you realize that in life, you grow. You get better.
Steve Southerland

Inspiration from the Vintage Garden: Victorian Ladies in the Garden under Moonlight


Don't be ashamed to weep; 'tis right to grieve. Tears are only water,
and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water.
But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does,
the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.
Brian Jacques, Taggerung

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see
that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Kahlil Gibran

“Weeping is terrible for the complexion,” said Leonie, holding Shayndel close,
“but it is very good for the heart.”
Anita Diamant, Day After Night

Inspiration from a Vintage Landscape: Moonlight Stroll Across Snowy Fields


We feel cold, but we don't mind it, because we will not come to harm.
And if we wrapped up against the cold, we wouldn't feel other things,
like the bright tingle of the stars, or the music of the aurora,
or best of all the silky feeling of moonlight on our skin. It's worth being cold for that.
Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

The true joy of a moonlit night is something we no longer understand. Only the men of old, when there were no lights, could understand the true joy of a moonlit night.
Yasunari Kawabata, Palm-of-the-Hand Stories

i want to be
in love with you

the same way
i am in
love with the moon

with the light
shining
out of its soul.
Sanober Khan