Sunday Dinner: Foresight

Akebia quinata, Chocolate vine


“You are here to make a difference,

to either improve the world or worsen it.

And whether or not you consciously choose to,

you will accomplish one or the other.”


Richelle E. Goodrich



“No effect occurs without cause,

and no cause occurs without effect.

No unjust action goes without penalty,

and no action or thought flows unnoticed

throughout the universe.”


Suzy Kassem



“We cannot live for ourselves alone.

Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads,

and along these sympathetic fibers,

our actions run as causes and return to us as results.”


Henry Melvill



“No matter what your spiritual condition is,

no matter where you find yourself in the universe,

your choice is always the same:

to expand your awareness or contract it.”


Thaddeus Golas



“…everything has a past. Everything –

a person, an object, a word, everything.

If you don’t know the past,

you can’t understand the present

and plan properly for the future.”


Chaim Potok



Photos by Woodland Gnome 2017



About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

6 responses to “Sunday Dinner: Foresight

  1. Laurin Lindsey

    I am so excited seeing your pictures. We just planted Chocolate vine here and at a clients. It is so unusual and fun shapes in its leaves and flowers.

    • It has grown into one of my favorite perennials. I ordered one from one of the catalogs, and had no idea how huge this vine will grow! If you look closely in the last couple of photos, you will see that it is an aggressive grower. I was curious, and didn’t do any serious pruning in its first few years. Think Wisteria….. We have only one, and ours has never produced fruit. I’ve read you need a second to pollinate, and I am thinking of building a new trellis, and planting this again in another part of the garden. It is beautiful in bloom; attractive year round. Please make sure your client knows to keep a close eye on where this vine wanders. Give it a year or two to get established, and then be vigilant 😉 Happy Sunday!

  2. Beautiful photos and inspiring words. Thank you! Perfect on a rainy day when I long to be in the gardens and can’t be.

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