In sub-Saharan West Africa when the end of the year approaches and the rains have ceased, the dry Harmattan wind fills the sky with grey dust…tis the season for the glorious Harmattan lilies (Amaryllidaceae) to bloom.
As we welcome 2020 (the only year in the century that repeats its identical numbers), the perennial gift of the blossoming Harmattan lilies represent our delicate earth that needs everyones observant attentiveness to protect and preserve.
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? - Mary Oliver
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Happy New Year, Happy New Decade
Happy happy New Year to you also!!!
So beautiful! Too bad these will not grow outside in Colorado. Know how much we enjoy all your postings and that we wish you and your family a fine, healthy 2020 as well!
Somehow I missed this lovely message. I hope it was not too cold over the holidays. I heard Colorado was having seriously cold weather. Hope you are well. Did you send a Christmas letter? I missed it. L.
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life? – Mary Oliver
These words might be a good start…
“To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions,
hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common–this is my symphony.” -William Henry Channing, clergyman, reformer (1810-1884)
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A Happy Festive Season and a wonderful 2020 to you too!
I just love this and have printed it out to read it often. Thanks so much for sharing. Wishing you and your family health and contentment. L.