Criticizing another’s garden doesn’t keep the weeds out of your own.

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I suppose,’ thought Harriet, ‘she had one of those small, summery brains, that flower early and run to seed.’ 

Dorothy L Sayers, Gaudy Night

FOTO – ARMIDALE GARDEN 2006

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The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

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The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.”  Robert Fulgum.

FOTO – ARMIDALE FENCES

A man should live if only to satisfy his curiosity. Yiddish Proverb.

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If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. Rachel Carson

FOTO – BRUCE SANDERS IN THE 1920s SYDNEY

Ferns that drop their tears Over the young streams. William Butler Yeats.

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There are no medium-sized trees in the deep forest. There are only
the towering ones, whose canopy spreads across the sky.  Below, in
the gloom, there’s light for nothing but mosses and ferns.  But when
a giant falls, leaving a little space … then there’s a race — between
the trees on either side, who want to spread out, and the seedlings
below, who race to grow up. Sometimes, you can make
your own space.
Terry Pratchett, Small Gods

FOTO – FERNS MAD O’BRIAN

ÔÝÊå ãä ÇáÌãá ÚÑÌ. Choose the neighbours before the house. ARABIC.

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Whenever our neighbour’s house is on FIRE, it cannot be amiss for the engines to play a little on our own.  Edmund Burke. 1729-1797, British Political Writer, Statesman

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‘He finds forked trees growing from jungles inside his brain Trees that draw him further down feminine Atmospheres, where intricately coloured birds float out singing Where earth embraces and fills his being.’ Adamson.

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猿も木から落ちる

In English alphabet

Saru mo ki kara ochiru.

Even monkeys fall from trees.

Anybody can make a mistake