“To photograph truthfully and effectively
is to see beneath the surfaces
and record the qualities of nature
and humanity which live or are latent in all things.”
“When words become unclear,
I shall focus with photographs.”
🌻-Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals.
Some seem to smile;
some have a sad expression;
some are pensive and diffident;
others again are plain,
honest and upright,
like the broad-faced
sunflower 🌻 and the hollyhock. 💛
~Henry Ward Beecher
Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
-Henry Ward Beecher
Solvang City California Pic.by Janina
“Where flowers bloom, so does hope“
“The seeds we plant within
are the harvest we have to give..”
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
“Spring makes its own statement,
so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be
only one of his instruments, not the composer.”
– Geoffrey Charlesworth
The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.
The flower offered of itself
And eloquently spoke
In languages of rainbows
And secret silence…
Earth laughs in flowers.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Hamatreya”
As for man,
his days are as grass:
as a flower of the field,
so he flourisheth.
Summer ends, and Autumn comes,
and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always
and a full moon every night.
My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth
seeking the successive autumns.
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces,
I would still plant my apple tree.
God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone,
but also on trees,
and in the flowers
and clouds and stars.