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Friday, February 02, 2007


Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle ... a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl. And the anticipation nurtures our dream.- Barbara Winkler

I can hear, underground, that sucking and sobbing,In my veins, in my bones I feel it,--The small water seeping upward,The tight grains parting at last.When sprouts break out,Slippery as fish,I quail, lean to beginnings, sheath-wet. - Theodore Roethke, Cuttings

There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven -A time to give birth, and a time to die;A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.
- Ecclesiastes, 3:1-2

All seed answer light, but the color is different.The plant reveals what is in the seed.- Ancient Egyptian Proverbs


Blogger ValGalArt said...

Beautiful quotes accompany your fanciful illo~love it!!!

February 03, 2007 10:27 AM  
Blogger isay said...

thank you val! i think this week's topic have limited my creativity to a few ideas-a bit hard for me.

February 03, 2007 1:29 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Good job isay! have a good week!

February 03, 2007 9:24 PM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

Cool work, isay.

February 04, 2007 6:12 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

I love your sprout errupting out - very dynamic.

February 04, 2007 6:42 AM  
Blogger carla said...

What a strong, positive illustration accompanuied by perfect quotes! Wonderful and uplifting!

February 04, 2007 10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice intupetation on the theme: michael dailey

February 04, 2007 7:04 PM  
Blogger md said...

lov the look of the parched cracked ground and the sprouts coming forth. nice pic and quotes

February 06, 2007 9:17 AM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

Your illustration really brings those wonderful quotes to life. Your pretty green sprout is working her way to the light and therefore to life, I'd like to see what kind of plant, she turns out to be.

February 06, 2007 2:54 PM  

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