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 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.

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 18, 2012

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Flower of the Day – August 18, 2012

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
Oscar Wilde

White Tipped Dahlia,” Hillsboro, Oregon. Copyright belongs to the photographer: Louise Edwards, L&L Photography, L&L Images. © 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.

Photo of the Day – August 10, 2012

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Photo of the Day – August 10, 2012

“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”
Virginia Woolf

White Dahlia,” Orenco Station Farmers Market, Hillsboro, 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.