Flower of the Day – August 24, 2012

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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