Friday, September 17

morning glories …


“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”  -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’m on a bit of an Emerson kick here.   But go ahead.  Try something different.  Surprise yourself.  Rise up when you fail.   There is glory in just trying.  Accomplish something wonderful when you succeed.   

Have an amazing weekend, my friends.




  1. Oh my gosh, Stephanie, this photo is absolutely stunning! The center of the flower looks lit up. I love it!!! Have a great weekend. xo

  2. Gorgeous Stephanie! Have a beautiful weekend. Much love XO

  3. Your morning glory is beautiful Stephanie.

    I certainly appreciate your words. I have met a challenge and risen above it, this week, and succeeded. It wasn't the biggest challenge I've ever faced. In fact in the grand scheme of things, it's pretty mediocre. But I met it head on. I am pretty tenacious.

    If you haven't found your way to the new and I hope improved Back Porch, I hope to see you there soon.

    Happy weekend!

  4. Thank you for reminding us of something we tend to forget.

  5. Beautiful Stephanie
    Words and your glorious photo... You may inspire me to keep plugging away at a certain task..

    Have a great weekend.. and thanks for your kind comments... was a tough week.. xxx Julie

  6. Oh my goodness, what a glorious picture and
    what wonderful words. I have also been on an
    Emerson kick lately...his words so inspire.
    Beautiful post. You are a wonderful spirit!

  7. Stephanie, you don't know how much I needed to hear this quote. I have been feeling like a failure since this new school year started. HIGH EXPECTATIONS, less teachers, more kids for me and a new curriculum have been overwhelming. BUT, Emerson has a point here and only the brave would dare to walk on in peace to keep on trying. Beautiful post. THANK YOU FOR COMING TO VISIT ME! Anita

  8. Beautiful post, gorgeous photo..that's the story, morning glory!

  9. I have risen... actually working on it and definitely this is very inspiring!!! thanks!

  10. this is beautiful, both verse and photo! i hope you had a nice weekend!! susan

  11. you are always so positive and inspirational! xxBarbara

  12. Absolutely beautiful!!!! Great quote!

  13. My morning glories didn't even bother to come up this year. Nicked them and soaked them and everything. I so love these climbing beauties!

  14. that is a beautiful sentiment stephanie. we all need to remember that. hope you had a wonderful weekend!!

  15. Inspiring words Stephanie, we'd all do well to think on these at difficult moments.
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