Quote from Anne Frank

A couple of years ago I received a large postcard from SUNY Empire State College, where I received a second bachelor’s degree in the 1990s. This card was to wish the alumni a peaceful and joyous new year. I keep it because it is a great reminder for me. I had planned to use it on this January 1st, but I posted something else. However, before January ends I wanted to post it to remind you there are 11 more months to achieve your goals for 2020, and hopefully one will include this quote:



How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting

to improve the world.     ~ Anne Frank-March 26, 1944



Whatever plans, goals or resolutions you have made, I hope  one of them is to pick a group, or an organization, a a cause, etc. that you believe in and work in some way to support your choice, whether by mailing letters to your congressperson, signing petitions, going to a rally, or saying a prayer. I plan to posting more petitions that relate to food and the environment. It is one of the ways I can improve the world by sharing information that I receive from  my research, from my friends, and from my reading.

Here’s to a happy, healthy, productive, safe and green 2020 for everyone reading my postings!

Thank you, ellensue


P.S. Just realized that Chinese New Year is Jan. 25th – Feb. 8th, so hope to (re)post something to celebrate the year of the rat!

First Day of Spring

Here it is the first day of Spring with snow still remaining from the last snow storm. But last week we went to the Philadelphia Flower Show and had a preview of spring with the theme Holland: Flowering the World and saw thousands of tulips as well as other beautiful flowers.

Here are some photos taken by my husband, his daughter and me. The flowers were beautiful harbingers of Spring!


This was the lower entrance of the flower show with a bridge constructed above it and a welcome sign (in Dutch) nearby and a bridge with bicycles above these flowers:


                             Prize winning flowers that looked like double trumpets.

Blue-dyed tulips that looked undyed.


<<<<<<Buckets of tulips!

One of the many very large displays that incorporated tulips and bicycles or parts of bicycles. Tulips & bicycles are two recognized items in Holland.

Each year several schools in the Philadelphia area create exhibits or paintings. Lincoln High School did a wonderful exhibit combining quotes by Anne Frank, who lived in Holland, a reproduction of the secret rooms she and her family hid in during WWII, and beautiful flowers in front of the rooms. Several of Anne’s quotes were about Nature. Sensitively and beautifully done. Below this quote were comments by people who connected to the sensitive display.

Of course, no display about Holland would be complete without windmills, a significant symbol of this tiny country. Here is only one of many on display as part of the flower show:

And here is one last photo of tulips taken by my husband’s daughter. The colors at the show were incredible! It certainly gave us a beautiful preview of Spring!

P.S. This posting can be found on my Home Page and also under Photo Gallery, from the list of categories  on the left hand side of the Home Page.

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