The Cosmos in the Heart of a Flower~

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When we look deeply into
the heart of a flower,
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we see clouds, sunshine,
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minerals, time, the earth,
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and everything else in the cosmos in it
Thich Nhat Hanh
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Deep in their roots all flowers keep the light
Theodore Roethke
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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
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Gardens are poems, where you stroll with your hands in your pockets
Pierre-Albert Birot
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In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends
Kozu Kokakura
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“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~

    • 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?

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      • 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!!! ❤

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  1. 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!

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  2. 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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~

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  3. The words and the images are just magnificent, Cindy.Flower spirituality is something that speaks very deeply. Flowers have a spirituality of their own.

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  4. 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 🙂 *

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  5. 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

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  6. 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!

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      • 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..

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      • 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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  7. Reblogged this on Spirit In Action and commented:
    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.

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  8. 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 🙂

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  9. 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.

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