Husband Dennis was out with his camera this morning and captured some lovely shots of the flower bed along the edge of the yard that borders the road. We’ve had some sumptuously gorgeous days lately with low humidity and blue skies that reach to heaven. This time of year it’s very hard to be in when the garden beckons, and bird calls float through the open windows.
To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat. ~Beverly Nichols
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. ~Walt Whitman
How can one help shivering with delight when one’s hot fingers close around the stem of a live flower, cool from the shade and stiff with newborn vigor! ~Colette
Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock. ~Henry Ward Beecher, Star Papers: A Discourse of Flowers
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed. ~Walt Whitman
Flowers really do intoxicate me. ~Vita Sackville-West
Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. ~Gerard de Nerval
I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. ~Claude Monet
A flower’s appeal is in its contradictions — so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect. ~Terri Guillemets
Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair… ~Susan Polis Shutz
The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days. ~Robert Leighton
Image of: Roses, larkspur, Shirley poppies, calendula, asparagus, sage, lamb’s ears, lilies, hollyhocks, coral bells, California poppies, lavender, and numerous other herbs and flowers.
Beautiful post. I love flowers so much. What beautiful gardens you have.
Thanks so much, Sue. Makes all the work worthwhile. 🙂
Beautiful photos and lovely sentiments quoted, Beth. You have an amazing garden. I know your work hard to maintain your gardens, though. Your diligence shows?
Thanks Caroline. I truly do labor away. Sometimes I take breaks. 🙂