flowers have been my prayers of late. so i thought i'd share a few of my favourites from this spring...
the flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.
~ gertrude s wister
the simple delicacy of crocus be they white or yellow or purple, striped or solid - takes my breath away every year: to see a crocus rise from ground that has been cold and dead for so many months, no rose in its summer glory can match it.
flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright... ~ henry ward beecher
can't you see that pansy raising its eyebrow at you? and this little bright-eyed blue guy - he's just about to burst with some sort of question or exclamation.
earth laughs in flowers.
~ ralph waldo emerson
people from a planet without flowers
would think we must be mad with joy the whole time
to have such things about us.
~ iris murdoch