Friday, July 24, 2015

Ask Yourself . . . .

Ask yourself what is really important
and then have the wisdom and courage
to build your life around the answer.

author unknown



I am lost in flower joy
out I go with the scissors
snip, snip, snip
and I have flowers
for my vases
the bright reds are a combo of
crocosmia and montbretia
(first found in Ireland)
some bee balm in there too
what a wonderful world

 We lose ourselves in the things we love
We find ourselves there, too.
found on tanna's
"I want to take this day,
fold it up, and put it in my pocket
so I can have it again and again. 
What is really necessary in life? 
A blue bay to gaze on . . . sun."

Under the Wide and Starry Sky
Nancy Horan 
a great book about
Robert Louis Stevenson
"The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower,
share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's,
smile at someone and receive a smile in return,
are to me continual spiritual exercises."
  Leo Buscaglia
“The things that make me different are the things that make me."
A.A. Milne
Laura, Forest Dreams
enjoy sharing your beauty


Margaret Adamson said...

Love all your beautiful little poses around your home

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

So pretty Lynne …….. Summer in a vase.
…….. and brilliant quotes too. XXXX

Barbara Lilian said...

Love all your pretty arrangements. We have had such hot weather for the 2 months, the flowers are suffering we are on a hose pipe ban, so watering is from the well, and I'm afraid I can't cope with that . Mr France is watering the baskets and troughs but the garden plants and shrubs are droopy and not flowering as much as usual.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Lynne, gorgeous flowers and arrangements. I love Bee Balm. Lovely words and thoughts. Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh Lynne the flowers are beautiful and so are your quotes and very true. Hug B

TexWisGirl said...

just beautiful shots, lynne. thanks for sharing your joys. :)

Missy George said...

Lovely flowers..Love your Crocosmia..I never had any luck with it..Wonderful quotes.So true..Happy weekend..Hugs

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

So pretty Lynne - it really is a joyful time for all us flower gardeners :-)

Kim said...

Lynne, I just loved this post. So many pretty flowers and sweet words! Enjoy your weekend!

Liz said...

Such great quotes! Your flowers are so pretty! I want to have enough growing around my house I can go out and snip, snip a vase full too!

bj said...

Beauties here, for sure.
Enjoyed all the quotes...I love quotes and use them some, too. xoxo

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

love. love. love that first quote, too... you do it so well!! Beautiful, inspiring post, Lynn!! Thank you!! blessings and hugs ~ tanna

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Loved seeing your beautiful flowers and reading the quotes. Have a nice weekend, Lynne!

MarmePurl said...

I did ask myself. And then started building quite some time ago. My life is BIG. Of course it needs to be to have people like you in it!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Beautiful flower cuttings and perfectly arranged! Have a beautiful week ahead!

susan said...

Beautiful quotes, Lynne and exquisite flower arrangements.