“The Eternal Seductiveness of Life….”


The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. ~Jean Giraudoux


The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.  ~Matsuo Basho


A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring. ~William Carlos Williams


If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom? ~ Kahlil Gibran


Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities of the world.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. ~Walt Whitman


Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity. ~John Ruskin


I hope some day to meet God, because I want to thank Him for the flowers. ~Robert Brault


Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul. ~The Koran


Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. ~ Oscar Wilde


Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.  ~Ikkyu Sojun

Cheers to you and may you always hold a flower in your heart!

147 thoughts on ““The Eternal Seductiveness of Life….”

  1. Hi Cindy … what a way to start the week with beautiful photos of flowers, thank you for sharing them with us … and i am always trying to hold one close to my heart, as God created them to give joy to my soul … have a great week ahead 🙂

      1. With all the complications of life and many thoughts on ours minds, we tend to forget. We have to make a point of stopping our minds and just experiencing our senses. A few good photos are a reminder. A worthwhile thing to do. You have an effect. Have a duck for luck ,….(‘)> 🙂

      2. Thank you my friend! I would love to have a duck for luck and have never heard this before but think it is just ducky! And yes! We must take some time to smell the roses and consider the lillies in the field~

  2. Wow, such stunning pictures, especially the yellow rose! 😀 Wonderful flowers – I can never resist beautiful pictures of flowers, and I get drawn to take them too. They seem to call out to me!! 😉

  3. Complete with Datura/Jimson Weed, I note. Georgia O’Keeffe would approve. 🙂 Do you know the story behind Jimson Weed? It stands for Jamestown weed. Some of the locals used it to give several British soldiers a “trip” they weren’t planning to take. Apparently they sat around naked and drooled a lot. –Curt

    1. I wondered who would know this and I am happy it is you! Such a beautiful and unappreciated plant that grows so ignored in trash dumps and such. And of course it is a potent hallucigenic which also has medicinal properties. I am moving seeds to The Holler. I also like the gourds. Had no idea it was used for combat though!! Fascinating…….

  4. I really enjoyed your photos…I used to snap a lot of floral close-ups myself. The quotes really brought a lot to the post…some I know, some new, but all of them contributed to the pics. It’s like the quotes made the colors more vivid.

  5. Ah, ye shameless hussy…, so ye’d try to be seducin’ myself w’ flowers, would ye now ??? 😉 Beautiful pictures, Cindy, and they are seductive. Life is seductive ! Really like the quotation captions too. Great job, Cuz. Hugs !

      1. Yes we are “at home” but only briefly. ( Wouldn’t it be great if you could drop in for a cuppa, I’m just going to put the jug on…) , next week we fly to Sydney for a week

    1. It surely is and Happy TG to you Eunice! Did you know you recommended I enter the Nature Conservancy 2014 Calendar contest and due to you I made it to the finals!!! I was flabbergasted. I had no thought that I would make it that far! I am a newby! Thank you my friend~

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  7. Hi Cindy, I’ve just nominated you for a WordPress Sunshine Award…..You are my sunshine my only sunshine…..I do love your blog and all your feedback. I want you to know how much you’re appreciated. Many thanks.

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