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What am I doing to keep sane and calm during wedding planning craziness? Well, it’s not always easy, but here is what works for me. Keep close to your family and friends. Listen to their advice, their love will keep you stable.

I also read poetry and prose to keep me sane. This is always a good strategy, not just for rough times. Here is a passage I read today that calmed me down and reminded me to enjoy life as a precious gift. The passage is from Walden or Life in the Woods, by Henry David Thoreau.
“We must learn to reawaken and to keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep.”
What a beautiful way to look at the world!

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Quote for the holidays

“Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.” – Charlie Chaplin

This quote reminds me that life provides us with all kinds of challenges, but nothing we can’t overcome.
The world doesn’t care that you have problems. It keeps spinning and spinning, oblivious to our daily troubles. When I think of the enormity of the universe my troubles don’t seem so bad.

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Quote for the Day

“Art is alive if it tells us the truth”
-Picasso

Ballard Locks

Ballard Locks

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Quote for the day

“A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them”
-Carl Jung

Passion flower

Passion flower

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“The poetry of the earth is never dead.”
-John Keats

I thought this was a fitting quote to go with these photos of fungi. They are a Northwest coast fungi we came across in Fall. Enjoy!

Here is a hedgehog mushroom we found.

Hedgehog Mushroom

Hedgehog Mushroom

Red mushroom

Red mushroom

Triplets

Triplets

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Quote of the week

“I do not love you as if you were salt-rose or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.”
-Pablo Neruda

Neruda is one of my favorite poets. I do not like a lot of love poetry, but his is wonderful. In fact everything he wrote is wonderful and I would highly recommend him.

Rose

Rose

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“The best way out is always through.”
-Robert Frost

When I am unhappy with something going on in my life I like to remember this quote. It is always easier to turn and run or avoid a situation all together. This quote helps remind me to buckle down and do my best instead of run away. You rock Robert Frost!

Flowering Cactus

Flowering Cactus

Flowering Cactus 2

Flowering Cactus 2

I think cacti are my favorite plants. I have always loved the oddness of them. I especially love when they surprise me by blooming (for some reason it always surprises me), as if they are trying to prove their beauty.

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