When we look deeply into
the heart of a flower,
we see clouds, sunshine,
minerals, time, the earth,
and everything else in the cosmos in it
Thich Nhat Hanh
Deep in their roots all flowers keep the light
Let life be a deep let-go. See [God/Spirit/All That Is] opening millions of flowers every day without forcing the buds.”
Bhagwan Shree Rayneesh
Gardens are poems, where you stroll with your hands in your pockets
In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends
“To analyze the charms of flowers is like dissecting music; it is one of those things which it is far better to enjoy, than to attempt to fully understand.”
Henry T. Tuckerman
Cheers to you from Queen Elizabeth Gardens Vancouver BC~
156 thoughts on “The Cosmos in the Heart of a Flower~”
Such beauty free of charge everyday!!! Thank you Linda & cheers too~
Beautiful flowers. Fantastic photos!
Awwwww. You are a great bloggin-friend!
Both the pictures and the quotes are awesome Cindy! Thank you so much for sharing. xxoo Frédéric
Merci beaucoup Frederic & cheers to you too!
These are so beautiful!
They blew me away, the whole garden did!! Thank you~
Awwww, you will keep me clicking! <3
Flower cheers, love and dreams come true! ♥
Canada is a many splendored thing!! But like all trips which eventually end, I am now home at The Holler!!! Hugz to you Resa~
I’m thinking the fires have passed you by now.
You must be happy to be home.
The Holler looks so gorgeous.
Hugs to you!!
Canada is here whenever you want to visit!
Which will be next year and is alreaday being planned……not that I like your country or anything! I partial to Canadians too of course! 😉
And you particularly I may add, thougths always with you~
Thank you Cindy, Vancouver and Queen Elizabeth for bringing such beauty and cheer to my day.
Awwww, for you my dear it is very much my honor!
Wow. Wow. I am blown away by these. Beautiful.
So very motivating! Thank you~
No wonder you are enjoying yourself so much!
Beauty everywhere you turn!!!
What gorgeous gardens. Those photos really did them justice, Cindy
This has to be one of the most beautiful gardens, but then again, there are so many!!
The photos certainly portrayed this.
Beautiful photos and perfect quotes. Thanks for making my morning 😀
Makes me very happy I posted!
Gorgeous photos of flowers of QE Park.
I am just thrilled you can even see this post, since it along with about 15 hours of other people’s posts just were eliminated from my reader. I wonder if anyone is able to view this in their reader?
Cindy: I had a problem like this. We to clear our cookies in order to get the Reader going. Let me get that instructions. Be back.
Here it is from WP help line. Try this. I can only go far as two days. I have cleaned up my cookies, yet. Good luck.
I’m sorry you’re encountering that problem. Can you please try clearing out your cache and cookies using the guide below?
Do you also encounter this issue in a different browser? for example Firefox or Internet Explorer?
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer, I really appreciate it!! I clear my cache and cookies every day. I will try switching my browser to firefox. In my reader I see almost 24 hours of missing blogger posts including my own. I wonder if anyone else sees this gap of missing posts in their readers also. It sounds maybe like you do not? Thank you so much again. It is very helpful!!! <3
I just realized that I automatically smile whenever I notice that you have posted something new, Cindy. I know your photos and comments will touch my heart, and that is always what happens. Thank you for sharing such beauty!
Your blog lets us know who you are, I pretty much always think of you when posting with great respect.
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Thanks for the lovely images Cindy!
So thoughtful and so appreciated!
I see QE Gardens! I will be there to drink in all its swooning glory in a few days.
So good for you, after being everywhere, homeward bound. You rock my dear!
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Cindy, thank you for this lovely post. I would like to share it with my readers. Hugs! Veraiconica
Awwww, such a wonderful blogging friend! <3 <3
Queen Elizabeth Gardens is one of my favourites!!! Last weekend we were at Butchart Gardens after the Highland Games. And then three days ago, my computer had a meltdown so I’ve been computerless until now. It was a reminder for me that we are connected by wires and cables. Great to be back and visit your amazing blog! I’m so glad that you enjoyed our part of the world.
I have been to Buchart several times. Never enough.
What is it with you Canadians? You live in one of the most amazing natural unspoiled places on the planet, and you keep on making gardens?
You Canadians rock. Big time.
You are so right – we have lots of gardens and walkways. Did you make it to Stanley Park? I love Lost Lagoon and E. Pauline Johnson!
Oh yes! I have been exploring different parts of Stanley Park since I was a child. It is so wonderful. The aquarium is incredible and something I visited this trip. Enjoy the Highland Games!
I was very impressed, so I’m glad you like it too!
Beautiful post Cindy!
Awwww, merci beaucoup!
A brilliant set of photos…
Such an honor from you my friend~
Gorgeous ! Beautiful flowers I like
Then I am happy! <3 <3
Oh my, I drooled my way all along the way! Gorgeously gorgeous! Thanks for sharing these wondrous miracles of nature. xx
The landscape designers at this park are truly brilliant to have figured out the color juxtapositions and floral and tree placement. The flowering rhododenrum’s were magnificent~
amazing 🙂 cant take my eyes off !
That is how I was!! Thank you! 🙂
It’s a beautiful world, at least in parts. Always a pleasure to see nature in far of places. A very worthy pursuit to show it. 😀 ~ Snappy happy.
Yep, I am snap-happy!! Love this term and very much appreciate your thoughtfulness Graham, always!
The words and the images are just magnificent, Cindy.Flower spirituality is something that speaks very deeply. Flowers have a spirituality of their own.
I very much agree with you Don. It is remarkable how many famous male poets and writers and philosophers have written about flowers as such. Doesn’t fit negative male stereotypes at all does it?
Very lovely, Cindy. RH
Oh Cindy ! What an oneiric floral series !!! Loved the title and all those beautiful and brilliant floral faces !!! Have a peaceful and creative week,my friend ! Love ♥ ,Doda 🙂 *
Awww, hugz to you Doda and peace too! <3 <3
Thank you for posting these exquisite flowers.
Thank you dear Ranu for appreciating them!
I just love the tulips and I love strolling through the gardens with my hands in my pockets….great post, Cindy🙋
Doesn’t that imagery of walking through gardens with your hand in pockets catch you? One observes and soaks it up and doesn’t want to alter a thing, like an art museum full of precious art.
You read my mind, Cindy!
Gorgeous! Thanks Cindy!
Thank you for the appreciation~
Such rich Spring shots – has to be B.C. or the U.K.? Wherever – they feed the soul – thanks.
Finally going back to the UK in 2015, can’t wait to see the gardens!
Wunderschöne Blumen,liebe Grüße und einen schönen Tag wünsche ich dir.Gruß und Freundschaft.Gislinde
Ich bin so glucklich, Ihnen die Blumen Gislinde genossen. Vielen Dank mein Freund!
Once again, Cindy, I’m bowled over by the beauty captured by your lens. 🙂
We are so lucky aren’t to live in such a beautiful world! <3
Oh, Cindy! Flowers have hearts. I LOVE that sentiment! LOVELY photos, as per usual. ;oP
Yes, I love it too and it is so true!! Cheers to you my friend~
There is just something about flowers that lifts my heart. I look at them and smile. Thanks for the smiles!! These are beautiful!
This makes blogging so worthwhile for me! Hugz to you~
Same to you!!!
So beautiful and well manicured. the garden looks like a work of art
I think that is exactly what it is. Every view a fine painting! Thank you Pauline & cheers my friend~
Yes!!! What a wonderful world!
Great photos with wonderful quotes for illustration. Or was it the other way around. Only one thing was missing: the bugs, that I might add, are sometimes as colorful as the flowers. 🙂 –Curt
Oh yes I love bugs, but there weren’t very many of them, possibly in summer, but I have never been bugged by bugs in coastal Canada……wow, you’ve got me alliterating Curt!
Ah, alliteration. 🙂
Wow!!! They are gorgeous.
Just what I thought and felt! <3
I just love the beautiful quotes you choose to accompany your gorgeous photos, Cindy!
Such remarkable thinking that gives us all much to ponder~
I love the tulips and wished they stayed in bloom longer. I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend and are now enjoying a wonderful week ahead.
Which I know you are Antionette, with your gorgeous, intelligent sons and now healthy husband!!!
Wonderful post! Please use “Follow Me” widget so that we could get email when you post a new post. It is in widgets on a dashboard. Best to you!
I am following you my friend. Love your blog!!!
Cindy, you misunderstood me. The widget will allow all your followers to receive emails every time you make a new post. It saves our time as we don’t need to go to your blog to see if you posted anything new..
Oh okay! Thanks. I will look for it. I know you also can check the box to receive posts in your email of all the blogs you follow. You either check this and receive the posts or don’t so you won’t. There are multiple ways I guess, to do the same thing on wordpress. Thanks for the heads up~
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Thank you Cindy! Such deep rich lovely colour. And I love the quotes you chose to include! So many people seem stressed out now and this is a perfect antidote. Breathe in beauty, remember the endless breaths in and out of Mother Nature’s cycles of life. In a moment of watching a bee visit a flower our whole life can shift in subtle ways.
How beautifully expressed! Thank you my friend for all you do~ <3
Beautiful! But not easy to capture the cosmos!
I admit that would be harder!! 😉
The flowers look so perfect – impossible to improve upon nature.
Exactly my constant thinking!! Thank you for stopping by & cheers to you~
Spectacular! Thought it was Canada – looks like Victoria’s gardens. So pretty!
Canada is just beauty everywhere you turn!! Cheers to you and thanks too~
Mil grazi!! <3
Simply stunning! I love how you married your quotes with the absolute beauty of the flowers. I am a flower girl myself…my art…whatever that may be…usually evolves around flowers. Thank you! Blessitude 🙂
Anyone who loves flowers is a friend of mine! Your art is stunning. Cheers & thanks for stopping by~
Cheers back to you from the hinterlands of the Great Lakes, Cuz. It finally got up to 80deg here 🙂
Looks like you’re enjoying Canada very much, and it’s such a varied and wonderful place to enjoy.
Not much changing here except the yard…, we’re re-landscaping the entire house/property (with exception of a few major trees). Keep the pics coming, Cindy. They’re beautiful. Hugs.
Oooooh can’t wait to see what you do with you property. You have the artists eys. Hope you post when you’re done!
Beautiful words to capture the beauty of the gardens. Lovely!
Wonderful to hear from you Wendy and many thanks!!
Fabulous pairing of images and quotes Cindy! Love them all.
So happy you do & cheers to you!
Cosmic! What better place to find the world of the cosmos than in the heart of these beautiful flowers 🙂 Brings brightness and beauty to the Wolfie heart!
If I succeeded in making Wolfie’s day than I am more than content! 😉
Must be a beautiful fragrant place to hang out.
That is the problem with photos, they don’t capture the frangrance which is so much a part of gardens!
Every single picture should be framed, they are so beautiful. The flowers, the trees, just amazing! How do you take such great pics?
Awww, this is so very kind of you to say and most appreciated! Thank you~
Loved it all Cindy. I’ve been to QE Gardens in Vancouver but not at this time of year, thanks for taking me there today too! I really loved the unique double daffodil with the salmon coloured centre. Can you imagine planting that many tulips? WOW
I was struck by how creative the color juxtapositions were…..I wouldn’t have thought of pairing yellow and deep tulips for example. but res ipso loquitar. Stunning results~
The yellow and purple is a very regal colour scheme,
hence QE gardens. Thank you for introducing new terminology, I had to google ‘Res Ipso Loquitar’…love that! “Speaks for itself”! sure does.
Thanks go to you re: purple & gold!!!
Merci beaucoup mon ami!!
Stunning! Both words and photos. 🙂
So happy you enjoyed & cheers to you!
lovely photos Cindy.. <3 all are beautiful
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i papaveri sono i miei fiori preferiti!
Hai un cuore molto buono.
Grazie per avermi donato tanta bellezza!
A breathtaking post, Cindy. Hugs!
Awwwww, so kind of you & hugz back at you!
As always, Cindy beautiful photos.
I am an admirer of Thich Nhat Hanh.
After reading the caption from Kozu Kokaura I will have to visit Google.
Flowers in joy or sadness any occasion.
What could be better than a constant friend, my friend?
True Friends are better than money in the bank
Rare and a price above rubies!
Life-like flowers as if I could touch it for real. 🙂
What lovely imagery!
Ms. Cindy, this is just so lovely!
You are, for thinking this~
Cindy, I have been away too long…these photos are spectacular and the words equally stunning.
Oh so kind! Thank you and welcome back!!!
Beautiful collection of photos and quotes. Thanks Cindy.
Thank you for the appreciation!
You’re most welcome!
After I clicked LIKE, a small sentence appeared asking me to comment on this post, but I have NO COMMENT! well-done
I like your comment!! Thank you my friend~
super , love the flowers and the places