Tag Archives: Poppy

A Stroll in the Garden

“I spent my young adult years postponing many of the small things that I knew would make me happy…I was fortunate enough to realize that I would never have the time unless I made the time. And then the rest of my life began.”  ― Chris Peterson

Phlox

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Snapdragon

“My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.”  ― Mizuta Masahide (17th century Japanese poet and samurai)

Snapdragon

“If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces.”  ― Shane Koyczan

Chocolate Jenny

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”  ― Margaret Thatcher

Fireweed

“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”  ― Nelson Mandela

Creeping Jenny

“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.”  -Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) clergyman and social reformer

Poppy

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill (1874-1965), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Poppy

“To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to make you somebody else is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.” e. e. cummings (1894-1962), poet, essayist, and playwright

Purple Coneflower

“Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.” –E.B. White

Purple Coneflower

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A Stroll in the Garden

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger

Rose

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Phlox

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
– Khalil Gibran

Daisy

“And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.”– Paulo Coelho

Daisy

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
– Christopher Reeve

Daisy

“Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength.”– Chris Bradford

Lily

“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”
– Walt Disney

Lily

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

Snapdragon

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”– J.K. Rowling

Lily

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”– Vincent Van Gogh

Poppy

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.”
– Psalm 28:7

Larkspur

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A Stroll in the Garden

“Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn’t taste good” -Lucia Capocchione

Daisy

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Daisy

“Play is the beginning of knowledge.” -George Dorsey

Daisy

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lily

“The opposite of play is not work. It’s depression.” -Brian Sutton-Smith

Lily

“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”
― Alan Watts

Lily

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. -Kahlil Gibran

Poppy

“It’s not that we spend five days looking forward to just two. It’s that most people do what they enjoy most on those two days. Imagine living a life where everyday are your Saturdays and Sundays. Make everyday your weekend. Make everyday a play-day…” ― James A. Murphy

Poppy

“The true object of all human life is play.” -G. K. Chesterton

Clematis

“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are playing.” -Charles Schaefer

Phlox

“Play is the exultation of the possible.” -Martin Buber

Phlox

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -George Bernard Shaw

Moth

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A Stroll in the Garden

Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful. – Jim Carrey

A flower blossoms for its own joy. – Oscar Wilde

 

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Phlox

Phlox

Delphinium

Delphinium

Poppy

Calendula

Calendula

Field Pea

Field Pea

Field Pea

Cherry

Daisy

Sea Holly

The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure. – D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

A Stroll in the Garden

“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?” -Matthew 6:28–29

 

“This is what l love about flowers. Wherever possible, they just grow; in between the weeds, through a crack in a stone, in the middle of mud or moss – they just grow fearlessly, so confident of their short-lived beauty.”  ― Asma Naqi

 

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Yellow Flower

Yellow Flower

Poppy

Poppy

Lily

Lily

Lily

Lily

Lily

Daisy

Rose

Rose

Larkspur

Phlox

Phlox

“Flowers only know to fragrance, nothing else. Be that, to beautify, and perfume the feelings of others.”  ― Ehsan Sehgal