Tuesday, June 27, 2017

In Joy Or Sadness, Flowers~ K.Okakura



If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need.~Marcus Tulius Cicero



A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. ~Doug Larson



Garden as though you will live forever.~William Kent


Flowers are happy things~P.G. Wodehouse


I must have flowers, always, and always~Claude Monet



A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.~Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

47 comments:

  1. Lovely photos and quotes. Love the first one especially, and also used it recently on a project. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Beautiful words and pictures thank you for sharing them. x

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  3. I do like William Kent's motto.

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    1. I do too, Andrew:) And I think of my life in terms of what I have yet to do in my garden.

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  4. These photos are amazing. I see your hostas are in bloom, too. I was just admiring mine yesterday.

    I love that Doug Larson quote. He hit the nail right on the head. Have a super Tuesday, dear.

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    1. Ha! Isn't that the truth about weeds?
      We've had soooo much rain this year, the hostas have really thrived.

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  5. That Cicero quote lives on not one but two fridge magnets here.
    I do love the garden. Blood, sweat, tears and money go into it. Beauty, solace and healing emerge...

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    1. It's a great quote and so true.
      Wouldn't it be great if we had a magic carpet and could take a garden tour of fellow bloggers' gardens?

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  6. Weeds don't survive in my lawn.
    The sunflowers remind me of my amazing blogger buddy, Tina. I can't believe she's been gone almost three years.

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    1. You are the weed ninja!
      I don't think I knew Tina. I'm sorry for your loss, Alex.

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  7. Excellent post of photo's and quotes a joy to read and look at.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed them, Yvonne.
      Have a great one.

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  8. Great quotes and wonderful pictures, perfect for a summer's day.

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    1. Thanks, S.J., so glad you liked them:)

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  9. We have a garden, thanks to my hubby and a library, thanks to me and we are happy....all done!

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  10. Your garden is just beautiful and the quotes you paired, perfect. Also love how you edited your photos.

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    1. Oh thank you, CJ!
      I'm loving Paintshop--which you brought to my attention through your blog and gave me many handy tips. You are the guru. I am the grasshopper:)

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    1. Thank you so much, Jamie. Glad you like them.

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  12. Weeds sure like to win. Hmmm that first one may be out of touch with reality a bit, food and water are needed too lol

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    1. Well if we are going for practicality might as well throw in coin:)

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    1. Thanks, Donna. I'd love to stroll through yours.

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  14. I've got two flower gardens bigger than I can manage; but, they do quite well. But the wildflowers along the roadside and in the fallow field can't be matched.

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    1. I bet your gardens are beautiful.
      I know what you mean.They've planted wildflowers along some of the roadsides in NC and I really enjoy them.

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  15. Sandra, thank you for this beautiful and uplifting post 💕

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    1. Thank you, Jan. So glad you enjoyed it.

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    2. I love your dragonflies blog. Dragonflies are wondrous aren't they?

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  16. Those are some beautiful photos, Sandra, I love flowers, for me, they show the softer side of life, which I believe softness triumphs over hardness much of the time.

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    1. They do show the softer side and often triumph, Lon.

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  17. guyz.....de food servizz gurl haza plaque in her gardin frum her gram pawz time...it reads; "one is nearer God's heart in a garden, than anywhere else on earth" ♥♥♥

    rite now herz wishin.... harez N chippeez could reed "keep OUT " !!!!!! ☺☺

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    1. What a perfect plaque for a garden.
      The keep out would be pretty helpful too:)

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  18. What wonderfully positive words and lovely pics to make my Tuesday Sandra! I totally love my books and looking at flowers, but when it comes to actually planting them, I totally suck. (lol) Hope your day is going well! Hugs...

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    1. So glad you liked it, Ro.
      I hear you on planting. It's survival of the fittest at my garden:)

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  19. I'm not sure which I love most -- the fabulous photos of your very beautiful garden or the quotes, chosen to perfection!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it, Jeanie;)
      Have a great one.

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  20. Beautifully put together! Flowers do make life so much more pleasurable.

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  21. The beauty of Nature should never be ignored...it brings such peace.

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  22. A lovely post Sandra, flowers bring so much joy.
    I love these words and pictures, thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  23. Great photos. Seeing them made me happy.

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  24. Nice blooms around your yard, I can never have too many

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  25. Beautiful words and beautiful pictures of your garden Sandra!!! My hostas haven't bloomed yet!! Big Hugs!

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