Friday, June 8, 2012

Flowers for my friends

It's Friday and I'm feeling rather generous today. I have flowers for all my wonderful friends.

Earth laughs in flowers.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Hamatreya"


Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into.  ~Henry Beecher, Life Thoughts, 1858


 I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
~Edna St. Vincent Millay, "Afternoon on a Hill"


And finally, this last one made me laugh.
Why do people give each other flowers?  To celebrate various important occasions, they're killing living creatures?  Why restrict it to plants?  "Sweetheart, let's make up.  Have this deceased squirrel."  ~The Washington Post

26 comments:

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Oh Lots of Golden Thanks. We got photos of flowers too on our post today. Woof! to Duke. Lots of Golden ALOHA n Woofs, Sugar

marie said...

Love flowers blooming in the garden. A big bunch in a vase is beautiful too...but I see the point of that last quote. Sort of. I laughed at that one too!

marie said...

Love flowers blooming in the garden. A big bunch in a vase is beautiful too...but I see the point of that last quote. Sort of. I laughed at that one too!

Ginny said...

Beautiful flowers. The last quote is to funny! I love this last flower with just that tiny bit of purple at the edge.

Duni said...

The flowers are so pretty! I love that quote from Emerson :)

Don't unplug your hub. said...

Crikey! Is it Friday already! Thanks for the flowers. Would you like this spider I just squashed? :-)

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful!!!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Think I'll send flowers to The Washington Post today. I think they need a softer heart and perhaps flowers would help... oh wait... we have a dead gopher in the back yard that should suffice. I'll just put a bow on it and Fed Ex it to them. LOL

Helen said...

the washington post can keep all the squirrels (LOL) and I take the flowers.

EM Illustrator said...

Beautiful post, I love flowers :-)
Happy Friday to you

Eva

Jen said...

Oooooh, is that a Peony? I love those! My mom had them in her garden when I was growing up (purty, purty flowers ;o)

Sandra said...

that is to funny on the last quote. thanks for the flowers, i love the first ones best of all. a field of flowers and none of them had to become deceased. also saves a lot of money.

Love, Yesterdays said...

They are so beautiful!!!! Love the peony ;0

Donna said...

Beautiful!

Out on the prairie said...

very nice selection, I can never get enough

Catherine said...

Beautiful ~ thank you!
xo Catherine

Sandee said...

Thank you for the beautiful flowers. They are all very lovely.

Have a terrific day and weekend. My best to Duke. :)

Rose said...

Sweet idea for a post! That last quote cracked me up.

Ratty said...

Flowers usually make some of my favorite photos, like yours. But I don't feel that I ever take enough time to take good ones of my own.

BeadedTail said...

Very pretty! I wasn't expecting that last quote and had to read it twice! :)

Chatty Crone said...

I do think flowers bring us joy and laughter. I thought that last one was gorgeous. sandie

SweetMarie said...

Thank you! They're all pretty, but the first is my favorite!

Katy said...

Wow! These are so pretty! They make me smile! Thank you! :)

Sharkbytes said...

Funny!

allotments4you said...

thank you for sharing your beautiful flowers.

Debra Dickinson said...

Great pictures and quotes. You could have put a picture from stinky rose bush for the last quote! LOL.

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