Just living is not enough

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.  ~ Hans Christian Andersen.

lil wht shrp (1)

Photo by Richard Fogg

Thou winged blossom

Bfly wng 5

Photo by Richard Fogg

Thou winged blossom, liberated thing,
What secret tie binds thee to other flowers,
Still held within the garden’s fostering?
Will they too soar with the completed hours,
Take flight, and be like thee
Irrevocably free,
Hovering at will o’er their parental bowers?

~ Thomas Wentworth Higginson