Alice Morse Earle was an American historian and author from Massachusetts.
She had a wonderful way with words…
One of her better known quotes is:
“The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.”
However the quote I am revelling in at the moment is:
“The Peony, always looks like a well-dressed, well-shod, well gloved girl of birth, breeding and of equal good taste and good health; a girl who can swim, hike and play golf…”
I think there is room for a girl like that in my life, and her new shoots are just starting to appear in the garden…