Last week I posted about my mom’s green thumb. Today, with only a few winter days remaining, her blooms are reaching their slender necks for the sun and smiling!
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, A Fairly Honourable Defeat
With daffodils mad footnotes for the spring,
And asters purple asterisks for autumn –
~Conrad Aiken, Preludes for Memnon, 1930
I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. ~Ruth Stout
God loved the flowers and invented soil. Man loved the flowers and invented vases. ~Variation of a saying by Jacques Deval (God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.)
The front door to springtime is a photographer’s best friend. ~Terri Guillemets