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Joanne Taylor

"To give people hope, help, and inspiration using nature as the instructor."

Paoli, PA, USA
female, age 56
single, 4 children
Speaks: English
Joined Aug 19, 2009

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Global warming, greening projects and other environmental concerns have become an inescapable part of our daily news. While scientists focus on the How's in regards to such natural occurences; people of faith contemplate the Why's. As a gardener by profession for 25 years, I have discovered that there is something just as important as the Why's and the How's of nature. There are visible and tangible lessons planted in the Earth that we don't recognize that can teach us how to live, grow, and be wise. Our planet illustrates messages of hope, help, and inspiration. The Earth Speaks!

Did you know that an oak tree doesn't produce acorns until it's at least 50 yers old? You're never too old to grow, thrive, and bloom. Have you ever walked down a city sidewalk and observed a green plant growing in the middle of the concrete or noticed a flower springing forth in the midst of a brick wall? It signifies that we too, can bloom wherever we're planted.

Do you want to build a business? Take notes from God's creation and start with a good foundation. Do you want to build better relationships? Start weeding out your garden. Do you want change in your life? Study the seasons. Do you want to grow? Learn to appreciate rainy days and stormy weather. Do you want to be a better parent? Study How to care for seedlings and wildflowers. Do you want to become a wiser person? Learn from those wise old trees. Do you want to climb higher mountains? Learn how to travel down into the valley.

This blog is not a religious blog, it promotes religious tolerance. Whether here in the United States or Third World, nature is a universal language that everyone understands, no matter what location, denomination, faith, nationality, age, profession, or income.

The sole intention of this blog is to give motivation through creation by discussing and learning how to climb higher mountains, choose narrow paths, travel through dark valleys, weather the storms of life, bloom in hard places, shine like precious gems, and dig deeper in order to find and fulfill one's true purpose in life.
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Joined Aug 19, 2009 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Meeting Friends, Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
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Groups Complete Guide to Backyard Gardening, DUO for World Peace, Earth Day, Greenpeace, Healthy Living Network, Inspiration for Living, NATURE PROVIDES, Rainforest Action, Salvation By Grace, Spirituality, The Garden Circle, The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Hometown Philadelphia area 
Birthday Nov 26, 1958  
Languages English  
About Me Funny, Down to Earth, Very Italian, Very Afro American, I crack myelf up.
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Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Moderate
Religions Spiritual but not religious, christian  
Eating Habits I try to eat foods from the ground  
Wild Fact About Me I am the Author of a gardening/spiritual book "Down to Earth" (AMG Publishers), Motivation speaker, Gardener by profession for 25 years, and Nature, Spirituality, and Gardening Columnist. Oh yea, and studying nature photography. My goal in life is to teach people how to climb higher mountains and grow, thrive, and bloom wherever they're planted!
My Philosophy The garden is a living and breathing masterpiece, a one-of-a-kind work of art. There are valuable lessons planted in the garden that we donít recognize that can teach us how to grow, bloom, and thrive. The Earth Speaks!
What Gives Me Hope My faith, Nature
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by 1. Religious Tolerance would be a law

2. Everyone would grow their own food
What/who changed my life and why My first release, A Down to Earth Bible Study (AMG Publishers). My next release coming soon: Higher Ground, a non-biblical book using nature as the instructor. Here is a link to my website which has my Excerpt of A Down To Earth Bible Study.
What Bugs Me People who don't know their purpose  
Passions photography, gardening, nature, speaking and teaching  
Inspirations God, nature, the earth, the universe  
What Scares Me gaining weight  
Role Models Nature itself  
Quotation God won't grow what you don't sow! Can you dig it?
Interests Spirituality/Philosophy, Gardening, speaking, nature, writing  
Books National Geographic Mag, Bible, Down to Earth, Mother Earth News  
Music R and B and old school  
Movies The Last Dragon, Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Color Purple, The Five Heartbeats, Thelma and Louise, All Tyler Perry Movie  
TV Shows Discovery Channel, Reality TV, National Geo, The Travel Channel  
Favorite Foods All kinds of desserts, All kinds of fruit, Coffee, soul food  
Favorite Places The Beach, Arizona, Hawaii  
Can't Live Without seasons, flowers, gardens, sunshine, God, nature  
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    Nov 25, 2014 12:27 PM

    Gary G. (2507)

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy Nature!

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    Happy Birthday with much wonder!

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    Happy Birthday with much beauty!

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    Gary G. (2507)

    Happy Birthday with many flowers!

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    Plant & protect trees for life.

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    Gary G. (2507)

    Happy Birthday with many Rainbows!

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    Nov 19, 2009 1:04 PM

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    Earth Cake by Camilla ErikssonMay you be blessed with bounty, laughter, friends, & family.
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      TREES FOR LIFE........

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    Ken Burns, one of the very
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    of our time!

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    Sep 7, 2009 2:48 AM

    Bette M. (91)
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    "Two roads diverged in a wood, and 
      I took the one less traveled by,
     And that has made all the difference." 
    Robert Frost  The Road not Taken

    Plant Trees For Life......

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    Gary G. (2507)

    Thanks for joining DUO and being a friend!


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