Garden In Progress

Garden Through the Years

Autumn Beauty

Black and White Images

Black Bear Visit

Edisto Island, SC


Folly Beach, SC

Fripp Island, SC

Homer's Gallery

Hunting Island State Park


Pollywog Pond



Sunlit Interiors

Textured Images

Water Magic


Red Bubble

About Our Animals

Homer's Pond

In Honor of My Mother

In Memory of My Father


Nature Journal
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Homer's Vietnam Experiences

Homer's Room

Tib's Room

Animals and Nature

If thy heart were right,

then every creature would be a mirror of life

and a book of holy doctrine.

There is no creature so small and abject,

but it reflects the goodness of God.

Thomas a' Kempis


The soul is the same in all living creatures,

although the body of each is different.



Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul

remains unawakened.

Anatole France


The time will come when men such as I will look upon

the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.

Leonardo Da Vinci


Our task must be to free ourselves...by widening our circle

of compassion to embrace all living creatures

and the whole of nature and its beauty.

Albert Einstein


The point of the dragonfly's terrible lip, the giant water bug, birdsong,

or the beautiful dazzle and flash of sun-lighted minnows,

is not that it all fits together like clockwork -

for it doesn't particularly, no even inside the goldfish bowl -

but that it all flows so freely wild, like the creek, that it all

surges in such a free, fringed tangle.

Freedom is the world's water and weather,

the world's nourishment freely given,

its soil and sap:  and the creator loves pizzazz.

Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek


I thank You God for most this amazing day:

for the leaping greenly spirits of trees

and a blue true dream of sky;

and for everything which is natural

which is infinite

which is yes

e. e. cummings


Mountains are giant, restful, absorbent. 

You can heave your spirit into a mountain

and the mountain will keep it folded, and not

throw it back as some creeks will.

Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek


The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make
a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not
scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
                                             Samuel Butler


If dogs are not there, it is not heaven.
   Elisabeth M. Thomas