Three Days Three Quotations Challenge: Transformed

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“We are not trapped or locked up in these bones.

No, no. We are free to change.

And love changes us.

And if we can love one another,

we can break open the sky.”


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Walter Mosley

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With appreciation to Deb at  Unexpected in Common Hours who invited  me to participate in the Three Quote Three Day challenge. Please follow the link to see her photo of one of the first caterpillars I’ve seen this year.  It is lovely.

I am happy to participate in this challenge, but have decided only to pass this challenge on to those who want to participate. 

Creekrose has let me know that she is ready for the challenge, and I hope you will visit her to see what her creative mind finds for us today. She always has something fun and thought provoking to offer us.

Should you be up for the challenge, kindly leave me a comment and I will be thrilled to invite you tomorrow.

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Woodland Gnome 2015

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“Do you not see how necessary

a world of pains and troubles is

to school an intelligence and make it a soul?”

  John Keats

 

Silent Sunday

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“Veil after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted,

and by degrees the forms and colours of things are restored to them,

and we watch the dawn remaking the world

in its antique pattern.”
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Oscar Wilde

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“If there is nothing new under the sun,

at least the sun itself is always new,

always re-creating itself out of its own inexhaustible fire.”
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Michael Sims

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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2015

Garden Blogger’s Foliage Day

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What fun to stumble upon something new!  Today I found a link to Christina’s gardening blog, where she hosts this wonderful event on the 22 of each month.

Christina posts, “Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day, where we celebrate all kinds of foliage, green, evergreen, silver, gold or red.”

And what a wonderful hour I’ve just spent following the links from her blog to other fascinating gardening blogs with posts about interesting leaves!

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My offering for this January 22 is the latest in my series of little moss gardens and terrariums.  My gardening is mostly inside at the moment, and these little moss gardens bring such pleasure.

A friend and I shopped the Re-Store, which supports Habitat For Humanity, earlier this week; and I came home with lots of interesting clear glass containers for terrariums.  This was the best one, and I made it up as a gift for her husband’s recent re-retirement.

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This little garden’s most interesting foliage is the tiny strawberry begonia, Saxifraga stolonifera.  This is another new baby off of some larger plants I’m overwintering inside.

In addition to the soft green mosses from our garden, there is a division of a special lacy fern and a division of peacock spikemoss, Selaginella uncinata.

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A bit of shelf fungus pulled from a branch in our forest completes this little garden.

All of these plants may be transplanted outside in a few months when the weather settles.  Whether moved to a pot or planted into a bed, this little grouping will grow on in a shady spot.  All little divisions now, they will each grow quite a bit larger and continue to spread.

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I am so happy to be surrounded with talented friends who love gardening and are happy to share the joy of it with me.  And now that I’ve found Garden Blogger’s Foliage Day, there is another opportunity to photograph and share the many beautiful foliage plants we grow and enjoy throughout the year.

 

Woodland Gnome 2015

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