Beauty is the adjustment of all parts
proportionately so that one cannot add
or subtract or change without
impairing the harmony of the whole.
~Leon B. Alberti
To conquer a piece of earth and make it as beautiful
as one can dream of it being: That is art, too.
A man cannot be separated from the earth.
I come out of the garden every day feeling,
oh, inspired in a way that one needs
in order to convert the daily-ness of the life
into something greater than that little life itself.
Nothing is more the child
of art than a garden.
~Sir Walter Scott
But who can paint
Can imagination boast,
amid its gay creation,
hues like hers?
Nature is painting for us,
day after day,
pictures of infinite beauty.
~James Russell Lowell
If you ask me what I came
to do in this world,
I, an artist, will answer you:
I am here to live out loud.
My garden is the canvas
upon which nature paints,
and in it I daily toil.
With my camera in hand
at other times,
I let live Yahweh’s art
Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are al the work of your hand. ~Isaiah 64:8 ✝
**I took all these photos of flowers blooming in my yard.