Arts and Culture · Flowers · Poetry

“The Earth Laughs in Flowers”

In celebration of all that blossoms in May, I’m posting paintings by the American Impressionist Frederick Carl Frieseke (1874-1939) alongside “flowery” quotes from Emerson, O’Keefe, Okakura and Heine along with a Tennyson poem punctuated by a listening larkspur and a whispering lily. “The earth laughs in flowers.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson “Nobody sees a flower –… Continue reading “The Earth Laughs in Flowers”

Arts and Culture · Music · Poetry

Drink in art each day so worldly cares won’t obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in your soul

“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The silk tapestries seen here represent the combined… Continue reading Drink in art each day so worldly cares won’t obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in your soul

Arts and Culture · Christian Faith · Nature · Poetry · Politics · Social Media · Societal Issues · Travel · Wildlife and Ecology

I’ve Finally Started Tweeting

I’ve finally opened a Twitter account. I’ve begun posting there on Christian spirituality, wildlife, wild places, art, travel, photography, companion animals, poetry, literature, soundscapes, habitats, books, writing, politics, social issues and… You’ll find me under D.F.G. Hailson. I hope you’ll look for me and will connect with me there. Of course, I’ll still be blogging… Continue reading I’ve Finally Started Tweeting

Flowers · Nature · Poetry

Butterflies are Self-Propelled Flowers

“Butterflies are not insects . . . They are self-propelled flowers.” — Robert A. Heinlein Psalm 104:10-24 For the Our Daily Bread devotional guide, Dave Branon writes: “Among God’s creatures, the butterfly is one of the most stunningly beautiful! Its gentle flight, colorful wings, and amazing migratory patterns are traits that make the butterfly a… Continue reading Butterflies are Self-Propelled Flowers