The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead —his eyes are closed. ~ Albert Einstein, Living Philosophies
The morning glories and the sunflowers turn naturally toward the light, but we have to be taught, it seems. ~ Richard Rohr
A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.
― Friedrich Max Müller
Gentle sleep! Scatter thy drowsiest poppies from above; And in new dreams not soon to vanish, bless My senses with the sight of her I love. ~ Horace (Horatio) Smith
Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities of the world. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844
Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book. ~ Bill Watterson, The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book
I lost my mom three years ago November 29. To this day, my heart breaks. But to this day, my heart has joy for her in her peace. Never mind what I would have wanted. She received God’s grace in a very sudden, but very painless death. I will miss her always and I will always cherish the years I was blessed to have her as my own. I love you, Mom!
There was something rather blousy about roses in full bloom, something shallow and raucous, like women with untidy hair. ~ Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca
A neighbor recently invited me down to shoot some pictures of the blossoms on a barrel cactus he’s had since it was a seedling. These were the first blossoms on this particular cactus. It’s 35 years old. Desert gardens take patience!
I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in. ~ George Washington Carver