Posts Tagged ‘quotes about flowers’

While in California, we really did do more than just spend time with our new grandson and his parents and I did take photos that weren’t of him…although it was perhaps 50-50 on the photos. We always take walks and as everything seems to grow in southern California, I must have photos of flowers and plants to go with family and doors even though it makes my walks very much stop and go! The start of a new week seems like a good time to enjoy some flowering beauties and quotes to go with them and the first is still one of my favorite flower quotes, even though often used.

“The earth laughs in flowers.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oscar may or may not be right about the flower, but its blossoming certainly brings us joy.

“A flower blossoms for its own joy.”
― Oscar Wilde

“In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.”
― Okakura Kakuzo, The Book of Tea

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the mind.”
― Luther Burbank

FOTD 5.2.22

Cee’s Len’s-Artists Photo Challenge this week features single flowers. I realized I’m spoiled for choice, but that’s not a bad problem to have.

My first photo, an iris, was taken with an iPhone and has been one of my most popular photos. Of course, the light is what makes it and I never again could get that same light. Then the older man who grew these beauties on his tree lawn died and the family dug them up.

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the mind.”
― Luther Burbank

Now that we live in the desert, I think it only fitting that I should include a shot of a cactus flower. Although you might not think it, the cacti have some of the most beautiful blooms you’ll ever see. Just be careful when getting a closeup!

“I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.”
― Edna St. Vincent Millay

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“I love tulips better than any other spring flower; they are the embodiment of alert cheerfulness and tidy grace, and next to a hyacinth look like a wholesome, freshly tubbed young girl beside a stout lady whose every movement weighs down the air with patchouli. Their faint, delicate scent is refinement itself; and is there anything in the world more charming than the sprightly way they hold up their little faces to the sun. I have heard them called bold and flaunting, but to me they seem modest grace itself, only always on the alert to enjoy life as much as they can and not be afraid of looking the sun or anything else above them in the face.”
― Elizabeth von Arnim, Elizabeth and Her German Garden

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Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?
……James Montgomery (more…)