green thoughts

"in every winter's heart there is a quivering spring, and behind the veil of each night there is a smiling dawn." -kahlil gibran

"sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it." - goethe

"a garden is a lovesome thing, God wot!
rose plot,
fringed pool,
ferned grot-
the veriest school
of peace; and yet the fool contends that God is not-
not God!? in gardens!? when the even is cool!?
nay, but i have a sign;
"tis very sure God walks in mine." - thomas edward brown