justacorneroftheuniverse: At the gate of the garden some stand and look within, but do not care to enter. Others step inside, behold its beauty, but do not penetrate far. Still others encircle this garden inhaling the fragrance of the flowers, having enjoyed its full beauty, pass out again by the same gate. But there are always some who enter and, becoming intoxicated with the splendor of what...
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.– Mahatma Gandhi
If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you...– Ernest Hemingway
It’s like the boot is french kissing my foot.– Lynette, while trying on expensive boots, Desperate Housewives
Dorothy: Oh, will you help me? Can you help me? Glinda, the Good Witch: You...– Wizard of Oz “You’ve always had the power…“ one of Oprah’s favorite quotes.
There are some who said I should have fought harder or longer than I did for my...– Paula McLain, The Paris Wife
On My NookColor: The Paris Wife
The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, initially caught my attention because it is obviously set in my favorite city but the story definitely held my attention. It is a well-written novel based on Ernest Hemingway’s first marriage; he was married four times, so we already know the outcome. Nonetheless, I enjoy this kind of historical fiction and I was hooked right away. And why...
Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their...– Mark Twain (via kari-shma)
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes...– Abraham Lincoln
Blooming in my garden now
I planted this climber on the post of my patio cover three years ago and it is finally blooming. It is a single five petal hybrid rose named ‘Sally Holmes.’ I understand it is a repeat bloomer that becomes even prettier in fall with pink tinged petals. The closed bud has an apricot hue.