Monday, August 10, 2009

Each Flower

This is a scheduled post. I'll be away for a few days up at Frank's family cottage. I'll reply to comments upon return. Thank you to everyone who has stopped by!

Please remember to click on each photo to enlarge it.

"Each flower is a soul opening out to nature."
~ Gerald De Nerval

"Earth laughs in flowers."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
~Chinese Proverb

"A lesson that as much as I strongly believe it, takes amazing patience to realize in one’s life. But when it finally does come, it’s like a blade of grass or a flower emerging from a crack in the asphalt."
~ Randy Pausch

“The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days”
~ Robert Leighton

"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."
~ Abraham Lincoln

" Every vine climbing and blossoming tells of love and joy"
~ Robert G. Ingersoll

"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers."
~ Claude Monet

"I love to smell flowers in the dark," she said. "You get hold of their soul then."
~ Lucy Maud Montgomery


Sarah Anne said...

It's like the garden decided to host a large dance, like Prom. Reminds me of all the girls in their bright dresses.

Zuzana said...

I really do not know which one to chose as my favorite; loved all the pictures and all the quotes. A great post to a nature/flower lover such as me.;)
I am hoping you are enjoying your precious time in the cottage.;)

Tabor said...

Beautiful who is taking care of these lovelies while you are off gallivanting to summer cabins?

MaggieGem said...

Lovely flower shots and quotes!

Leah J. Utas said...

Lovely. Thank you.

Daryl said...

Oh your macro shots get better and better .. love that little blue flower, I call periwinkle tho I am not sure that is its real name.

ellen abbott said...

I love these. You have such an incredible eye.

lime said...

just gorgeous. both the flowers and the ones some would call "weeds." you've captured their beauty well and chosen such apt quotes.

Pat - Arkansas said...

A beautiful pairing of quotes and blossoms. Very uplifting! Thank you.

I hope you are enjoying your time away.

Mental P Mama said...

Just beautiful. And the quotes as thought-provoking as ever. Always a wonderful visit here;)

ds said...

As always, you have matched the quote to the photo perfectly. If forced to choose a favorite, it would be--by a very slim margin--the cluster of yellow lilies & the Chinese proverb. Or perhaps the first photo; or Lincoln's roses, or LM Montgomery.....You just do this too well! Thank you; hope you are having a fabulous holiday :)

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Anonymous said...

Bravo! Bravo!
I'm in the midst of reading "The Last Lecture" so of course I jumped at the Randy Pausch quote, but the Robert Leighton quote might be my favorite... or the...
Okay, I like them all. I can't even possibly choose a favorite photo.

Thank you, Hilary, for blessing my day with beauty. ♥

photowannabe said...

Simply gorgeous. The quotes fit each one perfectly.
Hope you have a good time at the cottage.

Dianne said...

hope you're having a wonderful time

I really love the first flower

Indrani said...

You put in lot of effort in each post... it shows. Such perfect quotes you have chosen for the shots. It was wonderful relating each one. :)

Hope you are having a great holiday.

DollsAndSpooks said...

your quotes and flowers are lovely! i hope you are having a grand time. take care!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hope you are having a great vacation. I'm just getting back from mine.

Your pics and quotes are lovely.

Safe travels home.


the Bag Lady said...

Lovely, Hilary.

And the quotes were quite appropriate.

Enjoy the cottage!

Clowncar said...

That Emerson quote rocks. I'm gonna try to remember it so I can regurgitate it to the girls at an appropriate moment.

Nice pix, as always.

Kappa no He said...

Hope you have a great time. OMG, I just see that someone named Georgie Buttons has a beagle as their avatar, must check it out. See you soon!

Hilary said...

* Thanks for that lovely image, Georgie. You have a very colourful mind.

* Thank you, Protege. I'm glad you liked these photos.. I kind of thought you might. ;)

* Thanks, Tabor. I'm hoping the flowers that are at my place are in good shape. I know I can't count on my son to look after them, but I can probably count on my neighbour to notice if they need care. Thanks for stopping by. :)

* Thanks very much, Maggie Gem. :)

* Thank YOU, Leah. :)

* Thanks, Daryl. I believe that flower is wild Chicory. Thanks for the visit. :)

* Thanks so much, Ellen. Much appreciated. :)

* Thanks very kindly, Lime. I'm glad you enjoyed them. Thanks for stopping by. :)

* Thanks very much, Pat. I had a wonderful time. And I'm glad you enjoyed these photos. :)

* Thanks, MPM. That means a lot to me. :)

* Thanks very kindly, DS. I'm glad you liked the photos/quotes. I did indeed have a great time. Thanks for stopping by. :)

* :) Gary.

* KC, you always say the sweetest things. Thanks so much for that. :)

* Thanks very much, Sue. I'm anxious to see your holiday posts too. I'll slowly get around to that.. soon I hope. Thanks for the visit. :)

* Thanks, Dianne. I did indeed. :)

* Thanks so much, Indrani. I'm glad that you appreciate and enjoy the posts. Thanks always for stopping by. :)

* Thanks very much, Charmed. Your kind words are much appreciated. :)

* Thanks kindly, Joanna. Your kind comments mean a lot to me. Thanks for the visit. :)

* Thanks muchly, Baggie. Indeed I did. :)

* Thanks, Clowncar. I'm glad you liked it. No doubt your girls will appreciate your regurgitation one day too... ;)

* Thanks, Kappa. You'll enjoy Georgie. She's tres cool! Thanks for stopping by. :)

SandyCarlson said...

I enjoyed these photos very much. You capture the natural color of the flowers as well as recreate the joy of discovering them. I feel like I'm out for a walk. Thanks for these.

Jinksy said...

The quotes are all so beautifully illustrated, thanks to your skill with a camera. :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous as usual!

JC said...

OH, these gorgeous flowers and quotes do my soul good. Thanks!

Hilary said...

• Thanks so much, Sandy. You always say the nicest things. :)

• Thanks very kindly, Jinsky. Much appreciatd. :)

* Thanks muchly, Sandra. :)

• Good to hear, JC. :)

Louise said...

You are an excellent photographer. To me good flower pictures can be more difficult than a lot of other types of pictures. Good YELLOW flower pictures? Rare. Yours are spectacular.

Hilary said...

Thanks very much for the kind words, Louise. I'm glad you enjoyed the flowers. :)