Tag Archives: Henry David Thoreau

“If you can keep your head about you when all about you are losing theirs” –Beth Trissel

An eclectic mix of shared wisdom from some great minds. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it”- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) “There’s a limit to how many times you can read how great … Continue reading

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My Fall Garden in the Shenandoah Valley–Beth Trissel

Saturday Sept. 29th, was a splendid day to be outdoors and work among the flowers and vegetables in my garden(s). So inviting, in fact, that I overdid it and hurt my back, but back to the beauty of my autumn … Continue reading

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The Vital Importance of the Storytellers–Beth Trissel

“I come from a family of great readers and storytellers.” Katherine Dunn So do I, and I’ve given much thought to the inestimable value of the storytellers, both in the family and those with a far broader reach. In each generation, … Continue reading

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“Reach High, for Stars Lie Hidden in Your Soul.”–Inspiring Quotes and Images–Beth Trissel

  I have spread my dreams beneath your feet. Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. W.B. Yeats Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to … Continue reading

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People with Goats Succeed!

I saw this quote: “People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.” E. Nightingale–But I read goals as goats, which got me to thinking.  Would it really make all that much difference, goats, goals???  Either one gives you … Continue reading

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Who, being loved, is poor? ~Oscar Wilde and Other Quotes and Images

Ah me!  Love can not be cured by herbs. ~ Ovid Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.  ~Henry David Thoreau We loved with a love that was more than love.  ~Edgar Allan Poe Do … Continue reading

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“You Can’t be Suspicious of a Tree, or Accuse a Bird or a Squirrel of Subversion…”

Some lovely thoughts and images on this fine spring day~ “I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.”  ~Henry David Thoreau “One touch of nature makes the … Continue reading

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Age-Old Herbs Heal the Body & Lift the Spirit

“Man is ill because he is never still.” ~Paracelsus “Every simple plant remedy is blessed and gifted by GOD and its Handmaiden nature to such an extent, that according to it’s own nature and way, it has the power to … Continue reading

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For the Love of Roses Quotes and Pics

“You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery *Pics by my daughter Elise This  cold January day makes me yearn for roses, the wonderfully scented varieties that bloom in the garden on … Continue reading

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New Review for Shenandoah Watercolors

“What an amazing book. I just love to read journals for the simple reason most put their heart and soul into what they write. Beth Trissel has managed to do that in her book Shenandoah Watercolors. The more I read, the more … Continue reading

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