Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Not My Flowers!

I've enjoyed seeing so many pictures of flowers this summer through the blogs I follow and through Flickr. I have to admit though, that other than a few Lantana plants and a few potted annuals, I don't have flowers blooming in my yard.  I know, that's awful, but I just don't like the heat and humidity of summer. Therefore, I don't want to work in the garden to keep it nice. Instead I have three shade gardens full of Hostas, Ferns, and Azaleas that require very little care. A tiny bit of weeding, fertilizing three times a season, and that's it!  That's not to say I don't love flowers because I do. I just love everyone else's!
So, when I have a hankering to photography flowers, I'm off to my favorite botanical garden. My destination this day was Gertrude Remmel Butler's Gazebo Garden. The garden was breathtaking...lush green from all the recent rains and filled with touches of color.
I won't bore you with words;
just a few quotes.

"Tis my faith that every flower
enjoys the air it breathes!"
~ William Wordsworth

"Just living is not enough.
One must have sunshine,
and a little flower."
~ Hans Christian Anderson

"Consider the lilies of the field how they grow;
they toil not, neither do they spin:
And yet I say unto you that
even Solomon in all his glory
was not arrayed like one of these." 
~ Matthew 6:28-29

Kathleen Kelly:   "I love daisies."
Joe Fox:  "You told me."
Kathleen Kelly:  "They're so friendly. Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower?"
~ from You've Got Mail

Have a bright and happy day!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday Sundries - Edition 20

For one minute just
walk outside,
stand there
in silence,
look up at the sky
and contemplate
how amazing life is!
           ~ author unknown