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 23, 2012

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Flower of the day – August 23, 2012

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
Aristotle

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

Flower of the Day – August 17, 2012

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Flower of the Day – August 17, 2012

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Sun Bee,” Sunflower, Hillsboro, Oregon. Copyright belongs 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 15, 2012

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Flower of the Day – August 15, 2012

“Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.”
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Illusion,” Capricorn Coast, Australia. 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 – August 8, 2012

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Flower of the Day – August 8, 2012

“By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.”
~Rabindrath Tagore

“Marmalade,” Portland Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon. Copyrights belong to the photographer: Louise Edwards, L and L Photography, L and L Images, © 2012 All Rights Reserved.