Flower of the Day – August 30, 2012

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Flower of the Day – August 30, 2012

“So you will be…  What you ‘will’ to be”
James Allen

Rose Petals,” Portland Rose Gardens, Portland, Oregon. Copyrights belong to the photographer: Lloyd Edwards L&L Photography, L&L Images. © 2012 All Rights Reserved.

Flower of the Day – August 29, 2012

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Flower of the Day – August 29, 2012

“Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves, but deal in our privacy with the last honesty and truth.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Satin,” Portland Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon. Copyrights belong to the photographer: Lloyd Edwards, L&L Photography, L&L Images. © 2012 All Rights Reserved.

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 19, 2012

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Flower of the Day – August 19, 2012

“These woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”
Robert Frost

Pink Velvet,Portland Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon. Copyrights belong to the photographer: Louise Edwards. © 2012 All Rights Reserved.

Flower of the Day – August 16, 2012

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Flower of the Day – August 16, 2012

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”
Charles Darwin

Dad’s Rose,Portland Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon. Copyrights belong to the photographer: Louise Edwards, L&L Photography, L&L Images. © 2012 All Rights Reserved.

This rose is for you Dad, always loved, always missed, never forgotten.

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 22, 2012

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Flower of the Day – July 22, 2012

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ~ Rachel Carson

Mirror in Orange“, Portland Rose Gardens, Portland, Oregon. Copyrights belong to the photographer: Louise Edwards, L&L Photography, L&L Images.

Flower of the Day – July 21, 2012

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Flower of the Day – July 21, 2012

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”
John D. Rockefeller

Passionate Pink,” Portland Rose Gardens, Portland, Oregon. Copyrights belong to the photographer: Louise Edwards, L&L Photography/L&L Images.

Flower of the Day – July 18, 2012

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Flower of the Day – July 2012

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”
― Albert Schweitzer

Ruby Silk,” Blood Rose, Helvetia Lavender Festival, Hillsboro, Oregon. Copyrights belong to the photographer: Louise Edwards, L&L Photography/L&L Images.

Flower of the Day – July 16, 2012

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Flower of the Day – July 16, 2012

Centuries pass when nothing happens, and then in a few short years events of such tremendous importance take place that the world is never the same again …. Now’s the time to be alive– to see it happen, to be a part of it. That makes the blood race, and each breath is an adventure.
― David Eddings, The Belgariad: Volume One

“Blood Rose,” Helvetia Lavender Festival, Hillsboro, Oregon. Copyrights belong to the photographer: Louise Edwards.