Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sharyn's Flowers

This blog will be in a different format. I took some pictures today of Sharyn's flowers. Every flower pictured here was hand chosen by Sharyn to be in our garden and lovingly cared for over the years we have been in our Oregon home. These are not all the varieties but those blooming right now. I'll also couple each flower with a quote I cherish like the flowers they fill my heart and soul with delight. Many you may have seen on the blogs of the past.

"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change." ~Buddha (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.)

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." ~ Anais Nin

"No, what I should really like to do right now, in the full blaze of lights, before this illustrious assembly, is to shower every one of you with gifts, with flowers, with offerings of poetry - to be young once more, to ride on the crest of the wave." Knut Hamsun

"You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming." ~ Pablo Neruda

"Gardeners instinctively know that flowers and plants are a continuum and that the wheel of garden history will always be coming full circle." ~ Francis Cabot Lowell

"There are always flowers for those who want to see them." ~ Henri Matisse

"Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them." ~ A. A. Milne

"I hate flowers - I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

"We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams." ~ Albert Einstein

"Leave room in your garden for Angels to dance." ~ Unknown

"Earth laughs in flowers." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?" ~ Kahlil Gibran

"Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding." ~ Gian Carlo Menotti

"I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers." ~ Helen Keller

"By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity." ~ Robert A. Heinlein

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." ~ Anais Nin

"As in the rankest soil the most beautiful flowers are grown, so in the dark soil of poverty the choicest flowers of humanity have developed and bloomed." ~ James Allen

"And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touched by the thorns." ~ Thomas Moore

"No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring." ~ Samuel Johnson

"With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy." ~ Lope de Vega

"Flowers are reality in the shape of a dream" ~ Paul Viel

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