Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Heart Day


Be fully present. 
Feel your heart. 
And engage in the next moment without an agenda.
~ Pema Chodron



camellia heart
Camellia heart from the Camellia Festival at Descanso Gardens


Happy Valentine's Day!




 

Friday, February 10, 2017

This Day

May I live this day
Compassionate of heart,
Clear in word,
Gracious in awareness,
Courageous in thought,
Generous in love.
~ John O'Donohue To Bless the Space Between Us


urban gardens by Linda A. Miller




urban gardens by Linda A. Miller




urban gardens by Linda A. Miller




urban gardens by Linda A. Miller



More from my archives of urban gardens. It has been a challenge to get going this year, getting continually sidelined by what is happening in Washington.  I felt it was important to share these photos as a reminder of beauty and balance.  Despite much dour news, I am heartened by the rising positive voices and actions.  I am finding my way, as are many others, learning to voice concerns and act.

As Robert Shaw said, "We make a difference in our yard of space and our inch of time."
 
My first creative endeavor of 2017 (after knitting hats for the March) was making a new prayer flag for the current set of the Bhavana Project, inspired by a sign seen a the Los Angeles Women's March in January.  Read more about the flags here.

www.bhavanaproject.com



Creative work is again underway again.  Here is a glimpse of more work in progress...


WIP Linda A Miller


Looking for some way to creatively express (we are artists after all) your feelings or frustrations?  This call for entry may be of interest-

http://threadsofresistance.blogspot.com/p/call-for-entry.html


Stay tuned for more.  Take care and be well.     






 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Believe in...


I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. 
Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed.
~ Mary Oliver, excerpt from "Evidence" 


Huntington Gardens






San Diego Botanic Gardens





San Diego Botanic Gardens





Huntington Gardens




A reminder of the beauty around us, despite all the ongoing turmoil.  
All of the above photos, which were taken at my favorite gardens, come from my photo archives. 










Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fully Present

Be fully present.  Feel your heart. 
And engage in the next moment without an agenda.
~ Pema Chodron





Arlington Garden



Here are more photos from my archives taken at some of my favorite gardens (Arlington Garden, San Diego Botanical Garden, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden included in this set).







Santa Barbara Botanical Garden





Arlington Garden










Monday, January 9, 2017

Contentment

Smack in the middle of being uncomfortable, confused, restless, 
I could accept this groundlessness, this not knowing, as a new place, as my own country.
~ Natalie Goldberg, The Great Spring: Writing, Zen, and This Zigzag Life



San Diego Botanical Garden


It is that time of year again.  I have been cleaning out files and photos, making some space on my computer.  I will be sharing some of my favorite keepers from visits to garden haunts, including the Huntington Garden, San Diego Botanical Garden and Arlington Garden. Stay tuned!  For those of you on Facebook, these will be shown in my album titled Nature.









Sunday, December 18, 2016

Wishing you...

 
He who binds himself to a joy
Does the winged life destroy.
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sunrise.

-William Blake



Molten (detail) by Linda A. Miller



Wishing you and yours a peace filled Holiday season!






I am taking a break for the holidays, and will see you back here in 2017.





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