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Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities of the world. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

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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

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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

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I am thinking of the lilac-trees, That shook their purple plumes, And when the sash was open, Shed fragrance through the room. ~ Ann S. Stephens

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I leave Monday for a quick trip to Northern Michigan. I know there won’t be any flowers, but these hydrangeas from my mom’s backyard always made me think of home. So excited to be heading north!!

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A thing of beauty is a joy forever. ~ John Keats, Endymion: A Poetic Romance

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People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. ~ Iris Murdoch

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Yes, of course you’ll find relief from your allergies if you move to Arizona. But then you’ll discover you’re allergic to everything that grows in the desert…nine months a year. It’s allergy season. Pass the tissues!

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Eye catching in a most coy, but provocative, peek-a-boo sort of way.  The other blossoms around it were mostly holding their petals tightly to themselves.  But in the moment I found this one, it had unwrapped itself, almost as if it knew I would find the moment completely irresistable.