Flower of the Day – August 30, 2012

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Flower of the Day – August 30, 2012

“So you will be…  What you ‘will’ to be”
James Allen

Rose Petals,” Portland Rose Gardens, Portland, Oregon. Copyrights belong to the photographer: Lloyd Edwards L&L Photography, L&L Images. © 2012 All Rights Reserved.

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 24, 2012

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Flower of the Day – August 24, 2012

“When you know better you do better.”
Maya Angelou

“Snow White,” Portland Rose Gardens. Portland, 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 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 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 – July 22, 2012

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Flower of the Day – July 22, 2012

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ~ Rachel Carson

Mirror in Orange“, Portland Rose Gardens, Portland, Oregon. Copyrights belong to the photographer: Louise Edwards, L&L Photography, L&L Images.

Flower of the Day – July 21, 2012

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Flower of the Day – July 21, 2012

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”
John D. Rockefeller

Passionate Pink,” Portland Rose Gardens, Portland, Oregon. Copyrights belong to the photographer: Louise Edwards, L&L Photography/L&L Images.

Flower of the Day – July 12, 2012

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Flower of the Day – July 12, 2012

People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”
― Kent M. Keith

Hot Pink Beauty,” Rose, Portland Rose Gardens, Portland, Oregon

Flower of the Day – July 11, 2012

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Flower of the Day – July 11, 2012

The dawn of a color, blooms with a rose. Telling tales, meanings of vibrant with the red of fire. Loyalty extending like the blue ocean blues. Quality like the orange sunset set with romance and friendship. In hindsight, these are meanings and colors, but the important and honest trait…you gave one to someone you love and they admire it and you.”
~ Alan Ascua

“Light Orange Beauty,” Orange Rose Bud, Portland Rose Gardens, Portland Oregon