19 April 2014

Autumn’s bounty

This is a follow up to my previous blog, Homage to Autumn. Along with the glorious golds and oranges and reds of autumn leaves come the fruits and nuts, cones and seeds that ensure new life will spring forth after the long cold days of winter.

‘Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.’ ~ Robert Louis Stevenson


‘In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.’ ~ William Blake


‘The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.’ ~ James Allen

‘It is like the seed put in the soil - the more one sows, the greater the harvest.’ ~ Orison Swett Marden

‘What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.’ ~ Meister Eckhart

‘Reason clears and plants the wilderness of the imagination to harvest the wheat of art.’ ~ Austin O'Malley

‘By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity.’ ~ Robert A. Heinlein

‘Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream.’ ~ Debby Boone


‘The love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies.’ ~ Gertrude Jekyll


‘Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower.’ ~ Shigenori Kameoka


‘Flowers and fruit are only the beginning. In the seed lies the life and the future.’ ~ Marion Zimmer Bradley

‘The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.’ ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson