Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul.

I love Maryland in the spring. Flowers are everywhere! I love the bursts of color, tall tulips breezing in the wind, trees in full bloom and vibrant splashes across landscapes everywhere. Here are some shots I took today.
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
Tulip innards

The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. ~Jean Giraudoux
mid-pollination
You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet. ~Hal Borland

Flower from restaurant tabletop
Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity. ~John Ruskin

Tiny white flowers exploding from bush near front door
(black & white photo)
For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. ~Edward Abbey

Azalea bursting with color

Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
~Edna St. Vincent Millay
Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size. ~Gertrude S. Wister

Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul. ~The Koran

3 comments:

deva said...

I LOVE pictures of flowers - and these are beautiful! My fave is definitely the black and white photo. Awesome awesome :)

david said...

Flowers breath the sunlight and exhale color and perfume,
simple life jumps out of the dirt
into a sky of hope,
maybe these words assume
the method flowers assert
to speak,
poets rev the engine of greased inspiration
to accelerate towards the obvious facts,
grasp the metal mundane of spoke work talk chat charm,
and flowers grow
silent but infinite stories,
inspired and doing no harm.

floogee said...

Hey Wav--

Stunningly beautiful images. Thanks for posting them. You have a great eye for color and composition.