“Hieroglyphics of Angels…”


“Flowers haves spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels…” Lydia Marie Child

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” The Buddha

Two loaves alone to thee are left,
Sell one, and with the dole
Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.” Sheikh Muslih-uddin Saadi Shirazi, The Gulistan of
Saadi, 1270


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



“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it…”Georgia O’Keefe
“He who is born with a silver spoon in his mouth is generally considered to be a fortunate person, but his good fortune is small compared to that of the happy mortal who enters the world with a passion for flowers in his soul.” Celia Thaxter
“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Confucius

I hope these flowers brighten your day. Cheers to you~

105 thoughts on ““Hieroglyphics of Angels…”

  1. Gorgeous photographs, Cindy!
    Beautifully enhanced by those
    amazing quotes!

    Lydia Marie Child is also credited with saying:
    “You find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.”
    One of my favourite quotes!

  2. Absolutely that these gorgeous pictures brighten my day. Sometimes, I am wonder what the purpose for us to see the beauty in these flowers. We are not insects that help them continue their existence but perhaps we do.

  3. Absolutely beautiful. Where did beige coloring come from on the rose? That is so unusual. Thank you for the visit and the like of my Weekly Photo Challenge post “Carefree”.

      1. This is just your inner critic. We all have such, which is why we need other people’s opinions to counter it. Tell your inner critic to be quiet and keep posting. We’ll silence the critic for you!

  4. I am following you over from SK Nichols posting, Cindy. Your pairings of flowers and quotes are lovely. I like to pair photos with nostalgic reflections on my Mennonite girlhood on my blog. You are welcome to visit anytime.

  5. These are gorgeous, Cindy. I’m such a lover of quotes too, as you know–that quote from The Buddha is one of my favorites! They were powerfully combined with the flowers, great work. Have a fabulous weekend, Christy

  6. On my list of things to do is take some of the floral photos I’ve taken in my travels and make some 5 x7’s or 8×10’s and make a wall of flowers in my dining room.

    I also enjoyed the quotes. Cheers!

  7. Lovely Cindy! However, you know me and quotes. This one just seems to belong. If not, please forgive the impulse. 🙂

    “I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” – Emma Goldman

    1. Oh yes it belongs!! One of my favorites. The only reason I didn’t use it is that I used it in a prior flower post! Thank you. We certainly are on the same page~

  8. Cindy–what a SPLASH! I swear I can practically small this awesome post–that beige rose is particularly amazing to me–and guess what! We are on a flower wavelength, today…so ahem: I am going to pingback to my silly animation! Whee!! 🙂

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  11. Gorgeous photos as always, Cindy! That tan-brown colour on the roses in the fifth and sixth photos, wow that’s stunning because it’s an unusual colour for flowers to me.

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