Just Flowers (and leaves)

Magnolia

 Just Flowers I went out to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum this morning to see if I could catch some magnolias in full bloom. I was almost too late as most of the flowers were past their prime but there were still a few beauties remaining. “Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes …

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Spring Takes a Break

Spring is still arriving in Minnesota. It has just taken a short break to catch its breath. With temperatures hovering in the 30’s yesterday and intermittent snow and sleet showers (that fortunately did not accumulate) the contrast between the bright green grass and the white snowflakes made for an interesting afternoon. Spring Takes a Break The sun came out for short periods of time but in between sun bursts there were bursts of snow and …

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Spring Wildflower Daze

Bloodroot flower 3

This week I’ve been heading to the woods every chance I get to see the spring wildflowers emerge and bloom, and still spring is springing up too fast for me to keep up. That seems to be the way of life. Either you’re waiting and waiting for something to happen—like spring—or suddenly, the awaited event has arrived and time is moving much too quickly. “I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will …

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Early Spring at the Arboretum

Pasque Flowers

I had some time today to wander around the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, checking out the spring wildflowers, magnolias, and other spring bloomers. I wanted to see how soon some of my favorite flowers might be blooming. I was excited that the 3-mile drive around the Arboretum was open already. Because I’ve been having some pain when walking long distances lately, being able to drive around made it much easier for me to go to favorite …

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Photo of the Week — Your Bliss Station

Sacred Space

[Sacred space] is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. …

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