Saturday, January 23, 2010


Things perfected by nature are
better than those finished by art.
~Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)~

When bright flowers bloom
Parchment crumbles, my words fade
The pen has dropped.

TODAY’S FLOWER’S was created by our good friend Luiz Santilli Jr.

You can find beautiful and unusual flowers from all over the world by clicking here.


  1. Thanks for your comment on my Sydney blog, Denise. My other blog contains the best photos of the St George Area that also appear on this Sydney blog. You can find those same photos on the Sydney blog posted on the same date. Just scroll down or look on previous pages.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

  2. How very beautiful these flowers are! I'm longing for spring so I can take some more pictures of all the flowers!

  3. Beautiful colors, Denise... Makes me yearn for spring!!!

  4. Dear denise
    Your shot are very beautiful as always.
    Make me dreams
    Have a nice weekend, dear

  5. Lovely words with the beautiful flowers, Denise.

  6. Lovely macro shots and you've found some attractive and unusual angles.

  7. I love the flower photos you put up,they cheer me up as we have no flowers at all this time of year,can't wait for the daffodils to come up,which will be our first splash of colour.

  8. How lovely, like beautiful paintings!
    Wish you a great week Denise!

  9. So cute, it's perfect, you've got a nice camera, right?

  10. Yes I agree, your shot are always beautiful, it catches the eye...

  11. As always, beautiful shots, Denise!...very dramatic!

  12. J Bar, thanks for explaining about both your blogs. It's always a pleasure to visit them and see those wonderful shots of where you live.

    Tricia, yes me too. These photos were taken towards the end of last year. I had to dig into my archives as we have no flowers around here either.

    Betsy from Tennessee, thank you and I'm looking forward to spring also :)

    Grace Olsson, thank you and you have a nice weekend also Grace.

    Strawberry Jam Anne, thank you Anne.

    jabblog, yes I have to admit I was trying for something a little different this week.

    eileeninmd, thank you Eileen.

    matron, flowers always have a way of cheering me up too. No flowers around here either but I agree, I look forward to the first daffodils.

    SandyCarlson, thank you.

    VALKYRIEN, hello my friend. Thank you and you have a great week also.

    My Memories and Crystals, yes I enjoy my camera.

    Bacolod and BeyondJourney, very kind of you, thank you.

    Stine in Ontario, I always love the colors of flowers.

    Nance, thank you so much.

  13. Beautiful close up shots and super post

  14. good morning denise...beautiful captures of the mums...loving the colors. hugs.

  15. Thank you for bringing some springtime into my overcast, chilly day. Spring can't come soon enough!

  16. I'm enchanted by your flowers!

  17. Those are really fabulous looking shots.

  18. great photos as always Ddenise,

    Gill in Canada

  19. Excellent macros Denise - these are lovely!

  20. I love how you focused in on parts of flowers. Great shots.

  21. Another lovely and amazing blooms! Great captures Denise.

    Happy Sunday and a wonderful week ahead.

  22. Nice close ups! You have an eye for interesting perspectives.

  23. How very beautiful these flowers are and the colors is very beatiful.

    Wish you a great week Denise!

  24. Beautiful captures. Makes me wish for spring. Smiles Barbara

  25. imac, thank you very much Stuart.

    Erin, thank you so much.

    Linda (PA_shutterbug), you are very welcome. Tis a bit nippy out there isn't it? :)

    Cezar and Léia, how kind of you to say so Léia.

    A piece of news, thank you very much.

    Gill - That British Woman, thank you Gill.

    Carletta, thank you too :)

    Carver, I like to get as close as I can on certain parts of the flower.

    chubskulit, me too :)

    Regina, thank you so much. I would like to wish you a Happy Sunday and a wonderful week ahead also.

    Pat's Addition, why thank you :)

    Carolyn Ford, thank you too Carolyn.

    Magdalena, I love the beauty of flowers, the colors the smells, just makes me feel so good. Wishing you a great week also.

    Barbara, me too :)

  26. I also long for Spring after looking at these beautiful flowers.

  27. Good old Cicero, full marks to him!
    Lovely dahlias.

  28. Your photos are always beautiful, Denise! It's always a pleasure to come here.
    Have many joys in the coming week.

  29. Loves all your flowers pictures. I enjoy flowers regardless whether they are mine or not. I look forward to spring and summer just for the flowers. Thank you stopping by for a visit.

  30. Fabulous flower shots and great quotes.

  31. Lovely quotes to accompany your beautiful blossoms ... thanks for sharing. I appreciate your visits ... have been having trouble visiting lately myself because Mozilla keeps crashing. I have a faulty WLAN card it seems but I'm doing what I can this morning.
    Hugs and blessings,

  32. Denise: Those are beautiful Summer flowers which you have captured.

  33. Evelyn Howard, thank you.

    Margaret Cloud, me too.

    Arija, yes, good old Cicero :)

    Rosamaria, thank you my friend and the same to you :)

    LV, thank you, me too.

    diane, glad you enjoyed them.

    Happily Retired Gal, so happy you stopped by. Hope your Mozilla problems sort themselves out soon.
    Hugs and blessings to you too.

    This Is My Blog - fishing guy, thank you.