It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Friday, July 27, 2012

Symbiotic Passion

"Give and Take...
For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life
And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love
And to both, bee and flower,
the giving and the receiving is a need and an ecstasy." 
~Kahlil Gibran~ 


Brian Miller said...

love is like that....give and take...hopefuly a little more giving...smiles.

Suz said...

ah that Brian...he knows just how to say it
take care of your bee this weekend c

Dirt Lover said...

Pretty deep thoughts today! Beautiful pics. Thanks.

joanne said...

I've been seeing a lot of quotes by Gibran lately, makes me think I should look him up.

Dianne @ My Southern Heart said...

Wonderful photos! I would definitely frame the one on the bottom! :-)

farmlady said...

Thanks, Brian, Suz and Dirt Lover and Jojo. I so appreciate your comments.
Yes, Jojo, read Gibran. He had so many good insights into living and relationships.
Another one...
“The appearance of things change according to the emotions and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves. -Kahlil Gilbran.”
We can learn from looking to ourselves first when there is conflict. Our minds can do amazing things. Buddha said,
"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world."