Mimi Gardenerd

A Moment in Nature Blue Jay

Some days you just have to create your own sunshine

A Moment in Nature Green Heron

Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Emotional suppression is unhealthy for the mind, body and soul.

A Moment in Nature Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. -Buddha

A Moment in Nature White Pelican

White Pelicans are shy

A Moment in Nature Red-bellied Woodpecker

“The way to change others’ minds is with affection, and not anger.” -Dalai Lama

A Moment in Nature Loggerhead Shrike

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – Dalai Lama

A Moment in Nature Osprey

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” – Dalai Lama

A Moment in Nature Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better

A Moment in Nature Wildlife Wednesday

The sound of birds stops the noise in my mind. – Carly Simon

A Moment in Nature American Kestrel


May the roof above us never fall in. And may the friends gathered below it never fall out. – Irish Blessing

A Moment in Nature Lesser Black-backed Gull

“May your joys be as bright as the morning, and your sorrows merely be shadows that fade in the sunlight of love.

May you have enough happiness to keep you sweet, enough trials to keep you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to keep you happy, enough failure to keep you humble, enough success to keep you eager, enough friends to give you comfort, enough faith and courage in yourself to banish sadness, enough wealth to meet your needs and one thing more; Enough determination to make each day a more wonderful day than the one before.” – Irish Blessing

A Moment in Nature Wood Stork

The stork has long been viewed as a powerful symbol of birth and new life, most notably in the story of how babies come to be. As with new life, these giant birds also symbolize new beginnings that are about to take place in your life, whether physically or spiritually.