Photo of the Day – July 21, 2012

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Photo of the Day – July 21, 2012

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ~ Marcel Proust

“Beyond the Boardwalk,” Japanese Gardens, Portland Oregon (with permission). Copyrights belong to the photographer: Louise Edwards, L&L Photography/L&L Images.

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Flower of the Day – July 10, 2012

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Flower of the Day – July 10, 2012

The earth has music for those who listen.”
~ William Shakespeare

Purple and Yellow,” Water Iris, Japanese Gardens, Portland Oregon (with permission)

Flower of the Day – June 27, 2012

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Flower of the Day – June 27, 2012

Colors are the smiles of nature.”
~ Leigh Hunt

“A Purple Rose of Sorts,” Portland Rose Gardens, Portland, Oregon

Flower of the Day – May 25, 2012

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Flower of the Day – May 25, 2012

“My drawings at first were made altogether in watercolors, but they wanted softness and a great deal of finish.”
~ John James Audubon

Watercolors after a Spring Rain‘, Hillsboro, Oregon

 

Flower of the Day – May 18, 2012

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Flower of the Day – May 18, 2012

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
― Anaïs Nin


Purple Mirror‘, Dahlia, Hillsboro, Oregon

Flower of the Day – May 15, 2012

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Flower of the Day – May 15, 2012

“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.
Gerard De Nerval

‘An Iris Bed’, Iris, Hillsboro, Oregon

Flower of the Day – May 8, 2012

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Flower of the Day – May 8, 2012

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
Albert Camus

‘Bachelor Buddies,’ Bachelor Buttons, Hillsboro, Oregon