Wren's Gate

A collection of gardens, nature, and celebrations of the seasons.

Learn to like what doesn’t cost much.
Learn to like reading, conversation, music.
Learn to like plain food, plain service, plain cooking.
Learn to like fields, trees, brooks, hiking, rowing, climbing hills.
Learn to like people, even though some of them may be different…different from you.
Learn to like to work and enjoy the satisfaction doing your job as well as it can be done.
Learn to like the song of birds, the companionship of dogs.
Learn to like gardening, puttering around the house, and fixing things.
Learn to like the sunrise and sunset, the beating of rain on the roof and windows, and the gentle fall of snow on a winter day.
Learn to keep your wants simple and refuse to be controlled by the likes and dislikes of others.

—Lowell C. Bennion  (via unmaiden)

Lowell C. Bennion  (via unmaiden)

(Source: wordsnquotes.com, via growingwildly)

If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.

—Leo Tolstoy, Essays, Letters and Miscellanies  (via julesofnature)

(Source: wordsnquotes, via walking-geema)

pollyfern:

I have lots of paintings to complete over the next couple of weeks ☺️

pollyfern:

I have lots of paintings to complete over the next couple of weeks ☺️