Flower of the Day – August 24, 2012
“When you know better you do better.”
― Maya Angelou
“Snow White,” Portland Rose Gardens. Portland, Oregon. Copyrights belong to the photographer: Louise Edwards, L&L Photography, L&L Images. © 2012 All Rights Reserved.
Flower of the Day – August 9, 2012
Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844
“Soft Pink Bouquet,” Roses, Portland Rose Gardens, Portland, Oregon. Copyright belongs to the photographer: Louise Edwards, L&L Photography, L&L Images, © 2012 All Rights Reserved.
Flower of the Day – July 12, 2012
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”
― Kent M. Keith
“Hot Pink Beauty,” Rose, Portland Rose Gardens, Portland, Oregon
Flower of the Day – July 11, 2012
“The dawn of a color, blooms with a rose. Telling tales, meanings of vibrant with the red of fire. Loyalty extending like the blue ocean blues. Quality like the orange sunset set with romance and friendship. In hindsight, these are meanings and colors, but the important and honest trait…you gave one to someone you love and they admire it and you.”
~ Alan Ascua
“Light Orange Beauty,” Orange Rose Bud, Portland Rose Gardens, Portland Oregon
Flower of the Day – July 5, 2012
“What deep wounds ever closed without a scar?”
― Lord George Gordon Byron
“Deep Red Silk,” Portland Rose Gardens, Portland, Oregon
Flower of the Day – July 2, 2012
“In this part of the story I am the one who
dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you,
because I love you, Love, in fire and in blood.”
~ Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets
“Blood Rose,” Red Rose, Portland Rose Gardens, Portland, Oregon
Flower of the Day – June 30, 2012
“Stay true to yourself and listen to your inner voice. It will lead you to your dream.”
― James Ross
“Somewhat Like a Hole in One,” Five Pink Roses In One” Portland Rose Gardens, Portland, Oregon
Flower of the Day – June 29, 2012
“What a lovely thing a rose is!”
~ Arthur Conan Doyle, The Naval Treaty
“Here’s to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned
“Rose Colored Rose,” Portland Rose Gardens, Portland, Oregon
Flower of the Day – June 28, 2012
“True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long.”
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
“Candy Cane Rose,” Portland Rose Gardens, Portland, Oregon
Flower of the Day – June 25, 2012
“Feeling at peace, however fragilely, made it easy to slip into the visionary end of the dark-sight. The rose shadows said that they loved the sun, but that they also loved the dark, where their roots grew through the lightless mystery of the earth. The roses said: You do not have to choose. ”
~ Robin McKinley, Sunshine
“Sunshine and Rose Marmalade“, Orange Rose, Portland Rose Gardens, Portland, Oregon