Saturday, March 6, 2010

TODAY'S FLOWERS # 82

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~


To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour.

~William Blake~

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

~Hans Christian Andersen~

I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

~Abraham Lincoln~

How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.

~William Wordsworth~

Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.

~John Harrigan~

Some people, like flowers, give pleasure, just by being.

~Author Unknown~

People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.

~Iris Murdoch~

I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its

beauty.

~Georgia O'Keeffe~

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.

~Gerard De Nerval~


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.

49 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Lovely quotes and flowers, Denise! Great post and photos.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful pictures of the flowers, Denise. AND I love the quotes. That Hans Christian Andersen one is TERRIFIC. Sunshine, freedom and flowers does it, doesn't it?????

Thanks!
Hugs,
Betsy

Callie said...

Thanks for the beautiful taste of Spring!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Oh this is wonderful Denise. Such beautiful flowers and and eloquent quotes. Love it all. Happy weekend to you. A x

ascu75 aka Don said...

sO FAR THIS MORNING EVERYONE WHO HAS CALLED HAS HAD TO SEE YOUR FLOWERS oops sorry for typo. Love the quotes I wish I could remember them but by the time I walk away from the computer I will have forgotten them so later today when I try and relay them to someone they will be all muddled up....... Still thats old age and stupidy for ya. XXX Don

Xavi said...

How beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers, it smells that spring is approaching.
Thanks Denise, for these wonderful photos.
Have a nice sunday

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Oh, I needed this, thanks!! Love the mums, especially!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Lovely series and with great quotes. You must have taken pains to find such meaningful ones!

Thanks, Denise!

Gill - That British Woman said...

lovely quotes and flowers.......I can't log into the Today's Flower site?

Gill

Ramosforest.Environment said...

Beautiful flowers and quotation.
Luiz Ramos

imac said...

Wonderful flower shots Denise, also your Header too.

Thanks for your continued visits and comments.
A week in wales now showing on my blog.

Carver said...

I love the quotes as well as the cheerful beautiful flowers. I like how you showed bunches, and whole flowers, plus closed in for macros of centers.

Regina said...

Wow those are vibrant and so pretty!
Beautiful quotes as well .Thank you for sharing Denise.
The header is just gorgeous!

Kathy said...

The pink and yellow combination on the mums is just absolutely stunning. These are all beautiful, and not to be a parrot, but the quotations are so apropos.

Denise said...

eileeninmd, thank you.

Betsy, I agree, and one of my favorites. Hugs, Denise

Callie, you are very, very welcome.

Strawberry Jam Anne, thanks Anne and happy weekend to you too. D x said...

ascu75 aka Don, how kind of you to tell me. You should see some of my typo's ;) And I don't think you're alone in the memory department Don. One of my favorite quotes is, "We're rowing in the same boat, using the same paddle, up the same creek." Have a great Sunday. xxx Denise

Xavi, thank you very much and you are so very welcome. I agree with you and I am smiling at the thought of Spring :) Have a nice Sunday also Xavi.

Anything Fits a Naked Man, so happy you liked them.

Pagan Sphinx, you are so very welcome; collecting quotes has been a favorite pastime of mine for a while now. I have quite a large folder of them :) said...

Gill - That British Woman, thanks Gill and the link is up now.

Denise said...

Ramosforest.Environment, thank you very much Luiz.

imac, hello my friend, welcome back and thank you for your kind words. Looking forward to seeing your photos on Wales, beautiful part of the country.

Carver, thank you, happy you enjoyed them.

Regina, thank you too.

Kathy, thank you and I am happy you enjoyed the quotes.

Tyra i Vaxholm said...

Hi Denise, now that was brilliant, so many great quotes, I have to remember those. The photos are stunning too.

chubskulit said...

lovely dahlias.

Sharing Wild Berries from Korea.

Randi said...

Stunning colour combinations! Great shots!

Carletta said...

Wonderful macros and images!
I see where your lovely header came from. :)

KaHolly said...

Ahhhh, Denise. Another fabulous post, full of hopes and promises and truths. Great macro shots! ~karen

Japa said...

So much warmth of spring exuded by your beautiful flowers.

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

Thanks for stopping by at LittleMessyMissy... you have a great blog here... I will be back!

JJ said...

Beautiful flowers, beautiful words from a beautiful heart.
JJ
X

Gunilla said...

What beautiful flowers you are showing us. Lovely colors.A taste of Spring.

Thanks for the quotes I love them.

Have a nice week
Gunilla

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Denise: That is a great bouquet, thanks for the cheery colors.

i beati said...

how can I link to mr. morgan wanted to ask about this luscious flower.yours were eye popping and the quotes wonderful sandy

Star said...

Nice to meet you Denise. This is my first visit to your Blog. I love your flower pictures. I am an English lady who lives part of the time near London and part of the time in Tennessee.
Blessings, Star

Ebie said...

Oh Denise, such a variety and assortment of spring blooms! The colors, clarity and composition is superb!

I hope the snow has melted and warm sun is shinning through!

lina@women's perspectives said...

Lovely flowers and meaningful quotes...

Stine in Ontario said...

Your quotations and photos are a breath of spring, Denise!

Pat's Addition said...

Wow...I love the close ups!

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Denise!
Congratulations, your pictures are brilliant and perfect!
Adorable flowers and sweet energy!
Have a nice week
Léia

mommanator said...

lovely flowers & words to think on

Johnny Nutcase said...

I love your quotes of choice, they're great! And those flowers..wow! beautiful, they're colors are so vibrant, lovely!!

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Hi Denise,

The link for the Guest Friend doesn't seem to work. I'd like to see more of Daniel's work!

Of course you know the companion quote for your first quotation:

If thou of fortune be bereft
And in thy store there be but left
Two loaves, buy one and with the dole
Buy hyacinths to feed they soul.

fredamans said...

That is one well-thought out post! Beautiful colors in that bouquet! Love the macro shots!

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/03/todays-flowers.html

Titania said...

A grand series of beauties and quotes.

dAwN said...

Beautiful shot! first time I have heard of this meme..will keep looking!

Greyscale Territory said...

Such an array of bright and happy shapes and colours! Gorgeous!

January said...

wow! I love the colors...

Plumeria

Stephany said...

Stunning captures, Denise! I like the quotes too.

Jade aka MommaWannabe said...

Beautiful words with beautiful flowers. What a great way to start my day :)

My today's flower

Tes said...

Amazing photos, Denise! You are quite the photographer! Love those blooms and the caption is nice too. Magnificent macros!

SandyCarlson said...

These are outstanding, just amazing. So vibrant.

Lizete Vicari said...

Belíssimos crisântemus!
Um feliz dia da mulher para você Denise!
Um beijo!

Arija said...

How absolutely wonderful Denise, and all that beauty in one single bouquet and just think how many flowers there are in the world!

happily retired gal said...

wonderful post ... love all your colorful flowers and marvelous quotes!
Hugs and blessings,

Sunny said...

A wonderful combination of flowers and quotes. Your pictures are just beautiful, I can't wait for spring!
Sunny :)