Friday, April 03, 2020

Five On Friday: Petals on Parade

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ONE

"If you take a flower in your hand and really look
at it, it's your world for the moment."
GEORGIA O'KEEFFE


With the wintry week we've just come through, I thought to myself, it may be snowing on the outside, but I'm having spring on the inside. In normal circumstances, Rick and I would head to the city's beautiful conservatory to take in some green, but since self-isolating is in effect—not to mention, the conservatory is closed for renovations—I searched out photos from a visit we made a few years ago.

I spent a little time with these blossoms and, as Georgia suggested, I really looked at them for a moment. Such an array of colour and shape and texture. It's a party of petals on parade!


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TWO

"The moment one gives close attention to anything,
even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome,
indescribably magnificent world in itself."
HENRY MILLER



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THREE

"Take ten minutes to recall a pleasant memory
(perhaps by looking at old photos). You need your
memories during hard times."
ADAIR LARA



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FOUR

"One of the secrets of a happy life is
continuous small treats."
IRIS MURDOCH 


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FIVE

"We need much less than we think we need."
MAYA ANGELOU


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Stay safe. Stay well. Stay calm.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend.

Heart Hugs,
Brenda
xox



9 comments:

  1. Lovely orchids. It is so calming to take a few moments just to look at, and talk to, a particular flower. Yes, I do chat to mine!

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  2. “There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.” ~Thomas Jefferson

    This post reminded me of that quote. Such lovely photos. I am glad that the Conservatory is taking this opportunity for its updates. I wish some of the road repair would happen in the same way. 🙂

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  3. What a beautiful way to begin my Friday. Thanks, Brenda.

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  4. What gorgeous photos! Ah, I'm so thankful to God for creating such amazing variety in nature!

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  5. As our spring seems to be much delayed by continuing snow and cold, your lovely flower-y photos are a very welcome sight!

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  6. Thanks for the lovely flowers and thoughts.

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  7. You have a Green Thumb! Your orchids are spectacular. Just a little green with envy because I can't grow them.

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  8. They're all beautiful. I'm so thankful God gave us flowers!!

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  9. Taking time to really look is important, and when I do I am always amazed at the intricate details God created. Lovely photos and quotes.

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