Ah, spring. I grew up in Southern California so I never really appreciated spring because we had no winter. Now that I live in the land of four seasons, I look forward to spring every year. I watch for those signs that the world is becoming colorful again and no sign makes my heart happier than the return of flowers.
And yes, I happily endure the April Showers because here in Colorado, they really do bring May flowers.
So today, I’m sharing a few of my favorite flowers. No how-to today, because I think you should just pick up your camera, head out the door and find what makes you happy about spring.
“The earth laughs in flowers.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed. ~Walt Whitman
“He paints the lily of the field, Perfumes each lily bell. If he so loves the little flowers, I know he loves me well.” ~Maria Strauss
“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” ~Mulan
“Flowers are those little colorful beacons of the sun from which we get sunshine when dark, somber skies blanket our thoughts.” ~Dodinsky
“If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.” ~Terri Guillemets
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” ~Henri Matisse
“In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.” ~Ozuko Kokakura
“I hope some day to meet God, because I want to thank Him for the flowers.” ~Robert Brault