Snapshots & Whatnot: Flowery Fall Colors

“When I get sick of what men do, I have only to walk a few steps in another direction to see what spiders do. Or what the weather does. This sustains me very well indeed.” ~ E. B. White

On this windy fall day here (with rain whirling and hurling outside) Virginia thought it might be calming, spiders notwithstanding, to share a few fall roses from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Hopefully they will brighten The Gloom away…

“Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.” ~ E. B. White

“When my wife’s Aunt Caroline was in her nineties, she lived with us, and she once remarked: ‘Remembrance is sufficient of the beauty we have seen.’ I cherish the remembrance of the beauty I have seen.” ~ E. B. White

“Most people think of peace as a state of Nothing Bad Happening, or Nothing Much Happening. Yet if peace is to overtake us and make us the gift of serenity and well-being, it will have to be the state of Something Good Happening.” ~ E. B. White

“I am still encouraged to go on. I wouldn’t know where else to go.” ~ E. B. White

When it’s dark and gloomy outside, here’s to continuing on and opening our hearts to the possibility of Something Good Happening.

grace, peace & flowery fall colors

Virginia : )

E.B. White (1899-1985) was the American author of the famous children’s book, “Charlotte’s Web” among a pile of others.

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18 Responses to Snapshots & Whatnot: Flowery Fall Colors

  1. So lovely … and delightful thoughts. Thank you, Virginia!

  2. craig says:

    Great quotes, Virginia! And lovely photos!

  3. Garfield Hug says:

    Loved this Virginia! Happy Friday, much love and Garfield Hugs.

  4. Cindy Kranich says:

    Beautiful roses … liked the E.B. White quotes, too!

    • Virginia says:

      Had so much fun doing “photo ops” of amazing roses @ Lewis Ginter 2 weeks ago, & there’s more to come. I found a website with a huge stash of E.B. White quotes -his wise words still are relevant today. Big hugs, Cin!!!! 🌹🤗🌹📚🌹

  5. Debbie says:

    Such beautiful roses — and yes, they do help lift the gloom! We had that dreariness most of last week, but today the sun is shining! Odd how just seeing that brightens one’s day.

    • Virginia says:

      Sunshine makes a difference, especially when rainy days darken everything. We had a few afternoon storms roll in that made it almost like nighttime outside! Yikes! Hope you are keeping well, Debbie!!! 💨☀️☔️☀️💨🤗💨

  6. TMH says:

    Is it too late to resurrect the spirit of E.B. White and inject it into every existing legislator? Great inspirational quotes, V! Now, it’s time to bake bread. It’s the closest I can get to “the state of Something Good Happening.”

    • Virginia says:

      Baking bread sounds like the “state of Something VERY Good Happening” – especially your bread, Tim!! I also found a pile of E.B. White quotes about writing. Methinks you would like them, too! Blessings! (& totally concur with your legislator sentiment!)🥖📚🥖💐🤗💐

  7. Sheri Libby says:

    Really beautiful those flowers ❤

    • Virginia says:

      Michele, I found a website with piles of E.B White quotes that resonated tremendously (also quite a few about writing) – what a gifted author!! Hope you are keeping well with lots of “Something Good Happenings.” Hugs & love!📚 💜🤗💜📚

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