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Here for you….My pictures and Mary Olivers words.

My work is loving the world.

Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird —
equal seekers of sweetness.

*Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums.
Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.

Are my boots old? Is my coat torn?

Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect?*

Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work.

Which is mostly standing still and learning to be

The phoebe, the delphinium.

The sheep in the pasture, and the pasture.

Which is mostly rejoicing, since all ingredients are here,

*which is gratitude, to be given a mind and a heart
and these body-clothes,
a mouth with which to give shouts of joy
to the moth and the wren, to the sleepy dug-up clam,
telling them all, over and over, how it is
that we live forever.

~ Mary Oliver ~*

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love the pics the last two remind me of my adventures in the country of years ago.
this is what i like about GOY you get to see the rest of the world from a personal point of view

25 Jan, 2010


Hello may have seen some of these scenes ..the swans and the sheep were all shots taken while in Wales last May... :) The others are of me at around age 5 and my gardens lat year... The deer is in the field next to my house here. Thank you for your comment and your likes...~Cat

25 Jan, 2010


lovely pics and words Cat....i enjoyed reading it..;-))

25 Jan, 2010


That`s really nice Cat, you`ve been down memory lane again,it`s a rewarding pastime, I always like looking through the albums and reviving my memories and on here we get to see other peoples. Thanks for sharing some of yours........

25 Jan, 2010


Beautiful words...and equally lovely photos to complement them Cat. Love the deer peering through the long grasses....and the serene swans gliding along.Thank you for this blog........

25 Jan, 2010


Wonderful pics ...
you've matched the words very appropriately Cat.
Well done :o)

25 Jan, 2010


Thanks all..reading Mary Olivers work, always triggers in me, the thoughts of the beauty I have in my life and I love sharing it with all of you... xxx ~Cat

25 Jan, 2010


Thats lovely Cat...not too "wordy"....just simple pleasures.........thank you.:o)

25 Jan, 2010


Beautiful - thanks, Cat! :-)))

25 Jan, 2010


Thanks Cat really enjoyed reading that, and looking at the photos.

26 Jan, 2010


That was really lovely, thank you Cat.

Sandra x

26 Jan, 2010


how lovely, thanx Cat.. :o))

27 Jan, 2010


Lovely Cat, very thought provoking.

30 Jan, 2010


So glad you all enjoyed... :)

30 Jan, 2010

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