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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Random Thought Thursday

Today's quote is from Chief Sitting Bull.
His Lakota name was Tatanka Iyotake. He was not only Chief of the Sioux Nation, but was also a Medicine Man.

Behold, my friends , the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!

Spring. A time of renewal.

Spring. A time to look forward.

Spring. A time to sing with the birds, dance with the stars, laugh with the wind.

Spring. A time of hope.

These photos were taken a few years ago after good winter and spring rains. It's drier this year and the flowers will not be as abundant. But still...

A field of firewheels



Rayless daisies

Blackeyed Susans

...hope springs eternal. What do you hope for this Spring?


  1. What a coincidence. Just yesterday I stumbled across a beautiful quote from Chief Red Cloud, war leader of the Oglala Lakota(Sioux)I went cold with sadness when I read it ("My sun is set. My day is done. Darkness is stealing over me. Before I lie down to rise no more, I will speak to my people...")

    And here is a quote from another Sioux Chief, so full of hope and wisdom, I am renewed.

    Lovely spring flower photos too!

    I really do enjoy your random thought thursdays Bish!
    Judy (South Africa)

  2. The columbine and iris shots are gorgeous! I love Spring...and I hope all the bulbs I just planted grow!

  3. Spring. A time to sing with the birds, dance with the stars, laugh with the wind.

    This is why I love spring!!! Fabulous! Just the light, joy, and happiness it brings into the world!

  4. After temperatures this week in the 70s and even the 80s, it's snowing outside right now. I really needed to see these wonderful pictures today - thank you! I'm hoping for more warm weather and some serious writing progress!

  5. Wow! Beautiful flowers! Spring has sprung around here and I love the daffodils!

  6. Lovely quote and beautiful photos. I especially love the columbine, a flower we don't often see here.

  7. Wise words and fantastic pictures.
    I'm hoping for a good summer this spring

  8. *sigh* I can't wait for the flowers to start blooming. I'm dying for daffodils and lilacs. :-)

  9. That famous photo shows such dignity in Sitting Bull, doesn't it? I enjoyed your photos too!

  10. Great photos. What do we hope for this spring? Well, um... spring! We just got slammed with another snowstorm. But the sun is out...

  11. So beautiful! Thank you for this! We've had a rough week here--snow, sleet, cold. So, spring flowers are most appreciated. And I love the quote, too.

  12. Lovely quote, and I love those flowers too -- all except for the columbine. It's a great flower, but in Scotland, it's impossible to discourage. You can't just have a little of it, you have to have a whole forest, and it wants to go EVERYwhere.

    I had no idea that bluebonnets were lupines. (They are, right?)


Your Random Thoughts are most welcome!