“Minds are like flowers; they open only when the time is right.” – Stephen Richards

We are in the depths of winter. We’ve been very fortunate this year and it has been mostly mild with lots of sunny days. (Should I knock on wood lest I jinx it?) We went for a drive out into the country this morning. I was hoping to see a bit of wildlife but didn’t. Sigh. Yet, it was a beautiful sunny morning and we enjoyed the drive. Still, I will be glad to see a bit of color once again. The trees, except for the evergreens, are bare and snow covers pretty much everything. I do appreciate the beauty of winter. I really do, but already my soul is yearning for soft grass instead of ice or snow covered paths and the scent of flowers in the air. It will be at least another couple of months before we begin to see signs of spring. So, I took a stroll through seasons past and the vibrant colors everywhere. If, like me, you’re yearning for a bit of color in this white world please have a look at a few flowers I photographed in summers past:

“All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.” – Indian Proverb

“Where flowers bloom so does hope.” – Lady Bird Johnson

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.”

– Buddha

“The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition.” – Honore de Balzac

“The flowers take the tears of weeping night, and give them to the sun for the day’s delight.”

– Joseph S. Cotter, Sr

“It’s the time you spent on your rose that makes your rose so important . . . People have forgotten this truth, but you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Flowers knew how to preach divinity before men knew how to dissect and botanize them.” – H. N. Hudson

“Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character.” – Lydia M. Child

11 thoughts on “Flowers: nature’s pop of color

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I needed this. Thank you for that. I am going to come back to this beauty every day. I felt my heart open wide as I gazed at these images. Stay well, my friend.

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