Archive for January 26th, 2011


One of the joys of life, whether it be a bunch of spring flowers, a bouquet of red roses given to you by a loved one, or fields or verges overrun with wildflowers:

Earth laughs in flowers.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Hamatreya”


For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. ~Edward Abbey


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


If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.  ~Terri Guillemets


Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.  ~John Ruskin


That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe. ~ John Berger


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

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