Flower of the Day – August 22, 2012

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Flower of the Day – August 22, 2012

“I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

On Fire,” Hillsboro, Oregon. Copyrights belong to the photographer: Louise Edwards, L&L Photography, L&L Images.  © 2012 All Rights Reserved.

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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.

Photo of the Day – August 8, 2012

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Photo of the Day – August 8, 2012

“Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.”
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Pagoda and the Purple Flowers,” Lan Su Chinese Gardens, Portland, Oregon (with Permission). Copyrights belong to the photographer: Lloyd Edwards, L and L Photography, L and L Images, © 2012 All Rights Reserved.

Flower of the Day – July 29, 2012

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Flower of the Day – July 29, 2012

“Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.”
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Salmon Colored Beauty,” Begonia, Hillsboro, Oregon. Copyrights belong to the photographer: Louise Edwards, L&L Photography, L&L Images. All Rights Reserved © 2012.

Photo of the Day – July 15, 2012

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Photo of the Day – July 15, 2012

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the decision that something is more important than fear.”
― Lisa Tawn Bergren, Waterfall

Bright Falls,” Japanese Gardens, Portland, Oregon (with permission).

Photo of the Day – July 2, 2012

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Photo of the Day – July 2, 2012

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Magnificence”, The Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Photo of the Day – June 13, 2012

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Photo of the Day – June 13, 2012

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
~ Confucius

“Beauty”,  Japanese Gardens, Portland Oregon