Saturday, September 4, 2010

TODAY'S FLOWERS # 109

I am still sharing photos of our Seattle vacation from last month. These are again from the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island. I thought the trees were as beautiful as the flowers and some of the trunks on those trees, extraordinary. You can click on all the photos to enlarge for better detail.

"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others."
~Jonathan Swift~

"It is not what you look at that matters, it is what you see."
~Henry David Thoreau~

"To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.
~Ansel Adams~

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."
~Lao Tzu~

"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you."
~Frank Lloyd Wright~

"And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, find tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything."
~William Shakespear's As You Like It~

"Nature can do more than physicians."
~Oliver Cromwell~

"All my life through, the new sights of nature make me rejoice like a child."
~Marie Curie~

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.

34 comments:

Kidberries said...

Excellent shots, Thanks for sharing :)

Kay said...

I just love your photos, Denise. You have such an eye for capturing the heart in each photo. Your photos always seem to find the sunshine and gladness and then share them with us.

Margaret Cloud said...

Trees are my favorite of all plants and the ones you show sure are nice. I agree with Kay, you have a way of capturing in pictures something of beauty and then pass it on to us, thanks. Also thank you for stopping by. Have a nice Labor Day weekend.

LC said...

Wonderful pictures! L

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Loved them all but the tree ones were fabulous!

Little Messy Missy said...

Very beautiful but I loved the tree ones!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh My Goodness... The pictures are great --and those quotes are tremendous!!!!! Love the one about nature doing more than physicians... SO true!!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday, Denise.
Hugs,
Betsy

Cloudia said...

THAT is photography!





Aloha from Waikiki

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Gattina said...

The trees are very special !

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Beautiful trees and leaves!

Xavi said...

They are all gorgeous flowers, Denise! Beautiful photos!
Have a nice Sunday!!

Jean said...

All the images are beautiful. I do love those interesting trees and enjoyed the quotes.

Carletta said...

I just love those birch trees with their lovely textured bark. I don't know what kind of evergreen tree that second shot is but what lovely 'arms' they have.
Each of your little focuses of nature is a beauty!

Carver said...

This was a beautiful sequence of nature shots from the reserve. I love seeing flowers in a natural setting. Great quotes too.

Regina said...

Beautiful place and scenes!
great captures Denise.
Have a lovely week ahead.

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Cezar and Léia said...

That first picture is awesome! I would love to visit this park.
I'm enjoying this tour of the beauties of the nature, your pictures are brilliant and also the lovely quotations!
Have a nice week,
hugs
Léia

Flower Town said...

Great green lush! Trees are beautiful and this is a great set of photos.

JJ said...

OOH can we include trees?? I love trees too.
Nice pics DEnise
JJ
X

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Olá Denise

Wonderful post!
Thanks for posting and for your great support!
Abraço

Luiz

chubskulit said...

I always love wild flower blooms.

Yellow Rose

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

How lovely - perfect for Today's Flowers. Beautiful photos and the quotes as so appropriate, Denise. A x

msdewberry said...

I loved the quotes you paired with your beautiful photos. Your pictures are awesome.

Lui said...

Yes, nature heals. And they inspire words that heal too! Great post, Denise! As always. ;-)

Barb said...

I really enjoyed the fern/leaf/bloom photos. The quality of the light was beautiful.

i beati said...

so clear i know you told me camera I've forgotten

Pat's Addition said...

Love the quotes to go with the great sots.

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful photos, the Pacific Northwest is filled with remarkable trees and flowers. The quotes are a perfect match for your great photos.

eden said...

Beautiful series of pictures and quotes. Thanks for sharing.

Chuchie | Chie Wilks said...

it is nice to see different flower..i haven't seen this one in my life..thanks for sharing lovely qoutes

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Cher said...

lovely flowers and quotes! i'm a fan of Ansel Adams too. :)

Viola said...

Lovely growing beauties you've got here. Especially I like those trees! :)

SandyCarlson said...

These are some amazing photos.

lina@women's perspectives said...

Thanks for sharing beautiful photos...

noel said...

aloha,

very nice details you have captured, i think you chose just the right quote for each photograph, it really made me want to read each quote and study each frame....magical :)


my flower post is on my plantfanatic blog