Sunday, September 11, 2011

Flowers have …


"Flowers have a mysterious and subtle influence

upon the feelings,

not unlike some strains of music. 

They relax the tenseness of the mind. 

They dissolve its vigor."  

Henry Ward Beecher


Oh yes they do.

Yesterday morning when I first went out, I was feeling kind of out of sorts, but after I saw some new blooms, I came back inside for my camera and after taking pictures, felt so much better.

La Marne

09-10-la marne

Old Blush




Phyllis Bide




Smith’s Parish




"The roses under my window

make no reference

to former roses or to better ones;

they are for what they are;

they exist with God today. 

There is no time to them. 

There is simply the rose. 

It is perfect in every moment of its existence."

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Hope you all have a great week wherever you are,

whatever you do.



The Time Sculptor said...

Really lovely, fresh, dewy images, and perhaps what made you feel so much better was a combination of the beauty of God's creations and being a wee bit creative yourself as well? Hope you're back in sorts now :-)
Jane Gray

HolleyGarden said...

Love that last quote. Isn't it amazing how rejuvenating our gardens can be to us? I immediately get in a better mood, feeling much more joy and energy than the days I don't go out into the garden. It's therapy. You have a lot of new blooms - they are all lovely.

Vetsy said...

I love the poem and the beautiful roses, especially the Smith's Parish.

I hope to find the perfect rose or roses for the south. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me well wishing.

Susan said...

Hi Flowerlady...Flowers definitely have a way of brightening one's soul. Beautiful!

gld said...

and that's why we garden...

Beautiful roses!

Masha said...

It often happens to me too that when I am sad or unsettled or worried, I go out and look at rose blooms, and feel better. Thank you for these beautiful rose pictures - it was such a treat to look through them. The quotes are wonderful too. Great post.

organicgardendreams said...

Great photos, Flowerlady! I love especially Penelope and the last shot of Smith’s Parish. My roses always cheer me up if I am not in such a great mood. Their beauty simply waves any negativity in my mind away! One more reason to love them :-)!

Dirt Princess said...

what beautiful roses! Your photos are breathtaking!!!!!

Karen said...

How very true the poem you included, the roses are just what they are and yours are beautiful, as always! I was strolling through our hectic acres today and trying to figure out what I will try to cover against the threat of frost this week. The problem is I want to save it all, and that's not going to be possible. But I can always come to your blog and see beautiful flowers blooming all winter long, too!

Morning's Minion said...

Viewing your lovely flower photos is always a restful moment.
I'm interested that you are able to grow such a variety of roses in the hot and humid climate of FL.
I put in some of my favorite rugosas [varieties I grew in VT] but have found that my shrub roses are better suited to the long hot summers of KY. I'd like to try some of the classic older roses--I suspect a bit of study is in order.
And yes, there's something about going out to the garden that helps to put the 'off' moments of life in a better perspective.

Anonymous said...

Your roses are absolutely beautiful. . . and are the one thing I've given up trying to grow.