To Be One Drop of Water….



But water always goes where it wants to go,

and nothing in the end can stand against it.

Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone.

Remember that, my child. Remember

you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle,

go around it.     Water does.”


Margaret Atwood




“Wisdom cannot be imparted.

Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart

always sounds like foolishness to someone else …

Knowledge can be communicated,

but not wisdom. One can find it, live it,

do wonders through it,

but one cannot communicate and teach it.”


Hermann Hesse




“One kernel is felt in a hogshead;

one drop of water helps to swell the ocean;

a spark of fire helps to give light to the world.

None are too small, too feeble,

too poor to be of service.

Think of this and act.”


Hannah More




Photos by Woodland Gnome 2017





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4 responses to “To Be One Drop of Water….

  1. It is amazing how much you have in bloom already – looking fresh!

    • Eliza, Amazing, as you know very well, isn’t always ‘good.’ Yes, believe it or not, cherries and Bradford pears were open yesterday as far inland as Richmond. Amazing, but we still have a good 6 weeks before our frost free date. Our Hydrangeas are all in leaf now, too. We went from a high in the upper 70s yesterday to a low in the upper 30s last night after our afternoon of severe storms. Hail fell here, and I drove home (from central VA) with tornado warnings in the area. Everything is opening up here at record speed and with little regard to the usual spring progression. Stay tuned…. more photos coming of what we found this AM. Hugs to you, ❤ ❤ ❤ e

      • A microburst narrowly missed us last night, causing a lot of damaged to a neighboring hollow. Our losing power was minor compared to what they are facing today. Nature rules, always.

        • Glad to know that you and yours, and your garden, are all OK, Eliza. And love to those in the neighboring hollow who aren’t. Were nature still ‘in charge,’ I doubt we would have this experience. But that is another conversation… Safe travels ❤ ❤ ❤

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