Mimi Gardenerd


A Moment in Nature Phaon Crescent

Even the flags seemed frozen
to their poles, and the men
stamping their well-shod feet
resembled an army of overcoats.

But we were young and fueled
by hope, our ardor burned away
the cold. We were the president’s,
and briefly the president would be ours.

The old poet stumbled
over his own indelible words,
his breath a wreath around his face:
a kind of prophecy. -Linda Pastan

A Moment in Nature Pearl Crescent

There are always lessons to be found in the darkest moments. It’s a moral obligation to dig deep and find that little glimmer of hope or pearl of wisdom.
– Andrea Pirlo

A Moment in Nature Tropical Checkered-Skipper

If you’re feeling helpless, help someone

A Moment in Nature Red Admiral

“It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” – J. K. Rowling

A Moment in Nature Monarch Caterpillar

#sundayvibes #florida

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly

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