Little does more for me, for my soul, than a bit of outside loving displayed. From the first scraggly dandelion, carried with pride in chubby baby hands and placed in glory on the kitchen table, to the  pussywillows I look for every year, to the windowsill displays of whatever boy treasures have been discovered, a bit of nature is a breath of life in my day.

Bring it in, even just a bit of it, and see what it does for you.


The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship.

Ralph Waldo Emerson