"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'm feeling a bit mad with joy myself these days with all the blooming going on around here! My hydrangeas are prettier than they've ever been. They're loaded with blossoms and the colors are just luscious! And the daylilies, roses, coreopsis, bachelor's buttons, and all the other flowers are putting on a gorgeous show, too. I can't resist sharing some pictures of them, along with some of my favorite quotes about flowers.
"Flowers are God's way of smiling."
"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it,
it's your world for a moment."
- Georgia O'Keefe
"To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers
is a delectable form of defeat."
- Beverly Nichols
"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers."
- Claude Monet
"Flowers are love's truest language."
- Park Benjamin
"With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures
and some books, I live without envy."
- Lope de Vega
"A flowerless room is a soulless room, to my way of thinking;
but even one solitary little vase of a living flower
may redeem it."
- Vita Sackville-West
"Every child is born a naturalist. His eyes are, by nature, open to the glories of the stars, the beauty of the flowers,
and the mystery of life."
- R. Search
"To analyze the charms of flowers is like dissecting music; it is one of those things which is far better to enjoy
than to attempt to fully understand."
- Henry Tuckerman
"God has sown his name on the heavens in glittering stars; but on earth he planteth his name by tender flowers."
- John Paul Richter
"Flowers are happy things."
- P. G. Wodehouse
My buddy Buckley