Wednesday Vignette: Connected


“Just as the wave cannot exist for itself,

but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean,

so must I never live my life for itself,

but always in the experience which is going on around me.”


Albert Schweitzer



“There is a deep interconnectedness of all life on earth,

from the tiniest organisms,

to the largest ecosystems,

and absolutely between each person.”


Bryant McGill



“When we know ourselves to be connected to all others,

acting compassionately is simply the natural thing to do. ”


Rachel Naomi Remen



Photos by Woodland Gnome 2017



“…the Ultimate Truth: nothing exists in the universe

that is separate from anything else.

Everything is intrinsically connected,

irrevocably interdependent,

interactive, interwoven into the fabric of all of life.”


Neale Donald Walsch




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7 responses to “Wednesday Vignette: Connected

  1. Oh, you ARE far along. Much farther than we are over here in the PNW. Wonderful words too – all living things are indeed connected.

    • The PNW has had a rough time of it this winter ! So much snow , ice, rain and dull days. I trust you will enjoy your sunny days soon 😊 I am usually visiting the OR coast in the spring , and have missed my visit this year . But honestly , things are unfolding so quickly here that it’s all I can do to keep up with the garden chores and still take time to savor the wonder and beauty of it all ☺

  2. You are so far along – it is amazing to see what I think of as ‘summer’ plants. They’re beautiful!

    • Thank you , Eliza . I was amazed to see a hybrid day lily blooming today at a shopping center . We are running 15 to 20 degrees above normal for both daytime and night time temperatures, and have been since February . We are about 3 to 4 weeks early on many plants coming into bloom, and I started planting Caladiums, yesterday. Caladiums normally don’t come outside here until mid to late May. We are wondering what sort of weather June through September will bring , and I have decided to NOT plant up my usual hanging baskets . I’ll tend those we overwintered, but won’t start new ones . It is too much to keep them up in extreme heat . But it certainly is beautiful now , and we are spending as much time outside as we can . 😊

      • Yes, enjoy the present lovely weather. Probably wise not to have a lot of hangers to tend should it get hot. Other than a few pots on the porch, I’ve not been fond of watering a lot of containers in summer. Things fare better in the ground for me!

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