Photo of the Day – August 24, 2012


Photo of the Day – August 24, 2012

“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness.”
Khalil Gibran

Autumn Rain,” Dawson Creek, Hillsboro, Oregon. Copyrights belong to the photographer: Louise Edwards, L&L Photography, L&L Images. © 2012 All Rights Reserved.

Flower of the Day – May 27, 2012


Flower of the Day – May 27, 2012

“The earth laughs in flowers.”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

In joy or sadness flowers are our constant friends.”  ~ Kakuz Okakura. ‘The Book of Tea’

A Little Thing For Pink,‘ Japanese Gardens, Portland, Oregon (Image shot with permission)

I apparently have a thing for pink, as my past several choices for flowers have been pink! It is true, I do! I love pink! It is my favorite color, since black and white are not considered to be colors. That said, it is likely that you will see a lot of pink in this blog. Prepare yourself, especially those out there in cyber-land, who hate pink. But, seriously, who could hate pink. It is so pretty. Everything looks beautiful in pink. Have you not heard – Pretty in Pink?

I also have a difficult time periodically (alright, often) trying to make decisions between things (generally girl things i.e., clothes, shoes, handbags, accessories, etc.). It could be anything really. It never fails whatever it is, it always comes down to two. Doesn’t matter what it is, never fails, the magic number is two, hence we have two quotes today as I merely couldn’t decide. I would have also added a red flower but, made the decision on this flower. I also love red. Red is perfect for accessories i.e., flowers, handbags, shoes, cameras, phones, important items you want to pop that pink doesn’t really capture, just saying.


Flower of the Day – May 26, 2012


Flower of the Day – May 26, 2012

Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

In Pink,‘ Poppy, Hillsboro, Oregon

Flower of the Day – May 25, 2012


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 24, 2012


Flower of the Day – May 24, 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

Multicolored‘, Freesia, Hillsboro, Oregon


Flower of the Day – May 23, 2012


Flower of the Day – May 23, 2012

A rose must remain with the sun and the rain or its lovely promise won’t come true.
~ Ray Evans

“Tears From the Heavens,” Hillsboro, Oregon


Flower of the Day – May 22, 2012


Flower of the Day – May 22, 2012

“We have chased away the clouds, the sky is all ‘rose.’
Francois Hollande

Kissed by Rain‘, Pink Rose, Hillsboro, Oregon