Archive for September, 2014

Use Your Talents

September 24, 2014

Wonderful perspective

Whimsical Words

Cardinal in Holly “Use what talent you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those who sang best.” — Henry Van Dyke

I think this quote is one of my favorites. Not everyone will write the “Great American Novel,” but there are lots people who enjoy writing and create worthy poems, stories, plays, and books. Not everyone will stitch a blue-ribbon quilt, but there are many quilters whose hours of cutting, piecing, and stitching result in beautiful quilts. Not everyone will paint a “Masterpeice,” but there are countless people who find joy in art. The same can be said of playing the piano, dancing, singing, crafting, carving…the list is endless.

The most important thing is for each of us to use what talent we’ve been given. The beauty of an orchestra or choir isn’t the soloists — it’s the combined sound of different voices and different instruments.

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Fall has Arrived

September 21, 2014

Magic indeed

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It is now official:  autumn has arrived with blossoms of “fall crocus” (Colchicum), also known as “naked lady” or “meadow saffron.”  These little flowers are a magical sight this time of year.  Leaves grew in spring, when bulbs such as daffodils and tulips are bursting into bloom.  But nothing happens; the leaves die back unnoticed–until September, when one day, there they are in their bright colors of lavender with bright orange (saffron color) stamens.  Such a welcome surprise at the end of the growing season!

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