October 11, 2009

Quotable Sunday - Mother Nature

Since Mother Nature has been messing with a lot of people the last year week, I thought it would be fun to do some quotes on Mother Nature... enjoy!

“If the mortality rate seems high we must realize that Nature is a ruthless teacher. There are no second chances in Mother Nature's Survival Course.”
William S. Burroughs

“Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away.”
Dr. Laurence J. Peter

“Mother Nature clearly intended for us to get our food from the "patty" group, which includes hamburgers, fish sticks, and McNuggets- foods that have had all of their organs safely removed.”
Dave Barry

"Mother nature has a sense of humour with all the sophistication of a three year old who's gotten hold a garden hose."

“Is this a time to be cloudy and sad,
When our mother Nature laughs around;
When even the deep blue heavens look glad,
And gladness breathes from the blossoming ground?”
William Cullen Bryant

MOTHER NATURE - Nature, the gentlest mother
Emily Dickinson

    Nature, the gentlest mother,
    Impatient of no child,
    The feeblest or the waywardest, --
    Her admonition mild

    In forest and the hill
    By traveller is heard,
    Restraining rampant squirrel
    Or too impetuous bird.

    How fair her conversation,
    A summer afternoon, --
    Her household, her assembly;
    And when the sun goes down

    Her voice among the aisles
    Incites the timid prayer
    Of the minutest cricket,
    The most unworthy flower.

    When all the children sleep
    She turns as long away
    As will suffice to light her lamps;
    Then, bending from the sky

    With infinite affection
    And infiniter care,
    Her golden finger on her lip,
    Wills silence everywhere.

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23 Random Sassy Comments:

Martha in PA said...

Love the topic, love the quotes. Mother Nature has been acting out a bit hasn't she? Looks like we should have a beautiful day on tap today! I hope you've got your decorating done and are having fun. Is this a long weekend for PN? Tara has tomorrow off!


KIKI said...

It's not nice to fool Mother Nature! Have a great day!!

Raven said...

Love the quotes and the poem. I always enjoy Emily Dickinson.

Have a fantastic Sunday!


Shelley said...

Nice Mother Nature quotes! Hope she's kind to us this winter :)

otin said...

Mother nature can really be a bitch! Tsunamis and hurricanes are a testament to that!

Serendipity is Sweet said...

Wonderful! Love, love, love Emily Dickenson! And this is hilarious: "Mother nature has a sense of humour with all the sophistication of a three year old who's gotten hold a garden hose."


buffalodick said...

Best not to get Mother nature mad...

Peggy said...

Great mother nature quotes, perfect topic for the seasonal change. Hope "she" is good to all of us this year!
Happy QS Stacy.

Justine said...

Wait, one more quote. Mine.

Mother Nature SUCKS

Justine :o )

LT said...

I love this one:
"Mother nature has a sense of humor with all the sophistication of a three year old who's gotten hold a garden hose."
She must have a sense of humor here for sure! We broke a record low yesterday, it got down to 17 overnight! brrrrrr
Happy Sunday!

Jennifer said...

Absolutely wonderful quotes. My favourite is the Emily Dickinsin poem. Happy Sunday!

kyooty said...

What beautiful art work! Mother Nature is working her magic for sure this week.

Just Breathe said...

I love what Dr. Laurence J. Peter said. So true, only when we have it we think it will never go away so we don't appreciate it at that time. Live and learn sucks!

blueviolet said...

That Father Time is a jerk.

(Love the photo you chose though!)

Possum said...

Bwahahaha @ the reference to the garden hose!
So glad I found this in time and popped over to Toni before my Sunday ended.

Mango Girl said...

Very nice post RCC! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the picture!

xo, Mango

Chrissy MacCEO said...

That is one of my favorite poems! Thanks for sharing.

Frogs in my formula said...

Great quotes, as always. My favorite quote of late is by Thoreau. He wrote, "Live the life you've always imagined." LOVE it.

!!The Obnoxious SAHM!! said...

I'm feelin all artsy after this. i dunno, maybe i am still in a daze after thinking that a vulture is a turkey.


Jaime said...

great quotes. i especially like the Dave Barry one.

Yaya said...

I just love this time of year.

Casey said...

I would love to punch Mother Nature in her stupid face right about now. It's friggin hot here in FL.

Hit 40 said...

The mother nature/father time quote makes me sad. Why can Hollywood males last forever on the big screen, but the women get passed over so quickly for a younger face.