2013 Tulip Series – 03

“Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety.” – William Shakespeare

Mirror Image of Declaration

Interest, Mystery and Details…

“The beauty and mystery of this world only emerges through affection, attention, interest and compassion . . . open your eyes wide and actually see this world by attending to its colors, details and irony.” – Orhan Pamuk

Interest Mystery Details

Same flower, same light, different angles, different effects, all green.

Cheerfulness

“Cheerfulness is the very flower of health.” – Proverb

Cheerfulness

Cheerfulness

Christmas Flowers

“Let your intentions be good – embodied in good thoughts, cheerful words, and unselfish deeds – and the world will be to you a bright and happy place in which to work and play and serve.”

– Grenville Kleiser

The flowers in the images below are from a Christmas bouquet I have.  When I read the quote above I felt like it paralleled the Christmas spirit of love, selflessness, and giving. The flowers are Leucadendron.  They are of the evergreen family with a cone in the center and leathery petals or leaves.

Leucadendron

Leucadendron

A Christmas Flower

A Christmas Flower

Leucadendron

Leucadendron

Leucadendron

Leucadendron

Leucadendron

 

Dignity

“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.”  – Michael J. Fox

The Dahlia Represents Dignity

A Favorite Flower for a Favorite Friend

A dear friend once sent a hydrangea plant to me.  On the note was the statement ” A favorite flower for a favorite friend.”

A Favorite Flower for a Favorite Friend

Intrusion of Beauty

Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is. – Saul Bellow

A nice surprise.