Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring

The splendor of the Rose,





and the whiteness of the Lily



do not rob the little Violet of its scent,


nor the Daisy of its simple charm.



If every tiny flower wanted to be a Rose,
spring would lose its loveliness. 
Therese of Lisieux

33 comments:

  1. Hi Ruth, As much as I love ROSES, I also like many, many other beautiful flowers. It takes variety in this life, don't you think????

    Great post.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. keep on designing for us.. these are awesome. i lean towards the tiny little flowers with lots of green more than the gorgeous roses. i like cut flowers, wild ones best of all. i need to get out to Emerson Point and see if the blanket flowers are blooming.
    I just saw Robins comment and i agree.. Exquisite!

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  3. They're all lovely Ruth, thanks for sharing them with us!

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  4. Oh Ruth, these are georgous!!! My favorites are the second one, that bautiful pale pinbk bud, and the water drops on the petals. I think you even caught the reflections of the water drops!!

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  5. As I paged down and saw each photo, I didn't think each one could get more gorgeous than the latter. Then when I read the author of the quote, my heart swelled a bit - St. Therese (the little flower) is my patron saint. :)

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  6. Ruth, you cheered me up on this gray drizzly day with no electricity. The flowers are absolutely gorgeous! I love the way you have artistically framed them.

    When I saw your title for this post, a song we sometimes sing in church came to mind...It starts with "The splendor of the King, robed in majesty, let all the earth rejoice, all the earth rejoice..." I think it's called "How Great Is Our God."

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  7. Those roses are all gorgeous Ruth. Those colours are so beautiful

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  8. Ruth, I just found your blog - I think it is beautiful!


    my photography blog

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  9. Thanks for sharing the beautiful flowers, Ruth!

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  10. How simple and beautiful. And each flower is just breathtaking. Diane

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  11. You make it too tough to pick a favorite, Ruth. These are stunningly beautiful. That head-on shot of the lily is amazing. The sentiment expressed in the accompanying words is lovely, as well.

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  12. You know how much I love roses, but all of these flowers are exquisite. The quote contains a great deal of truth that can be applied to us as well. Our lives are made more beautiful by the unique individuals around us.

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  13. Gorgeous. Flowers are always nice to look at.

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  14. Stunning pictures of these flowers. Of course, the rose is my very favorite.

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  15. Those pictures are awesome! Loved the raindrops.

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  16. Hi Ruth again. I couldn't resist a peek at your blog again. Such beautiful pictures. Rose was my mom's name and I have always loved Roses. Your flower pictures make me long for summer. There isn't a flower I dislike. I love them all and these are beautiful!

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  17. Daisies are my favorite flower ... all of these images are lovely.

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  18. A wonderful assortment of flowers and wonderful framing of each one! I am looking forward to the color and warmth of spring. There's lots of snow left to melt first though.

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  19. Such beauty - what wonderful visual eye candy and such a refreshing for the spirit! Just oooooing and ahhhhing here!

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  20. Awesome shots, Ruth - early reminders of the beauty that will soon come around again !

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  21. Makes my heart burst seeing all these - so beautiful!!

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  22. These are spectactular Ruth. Oh Spring where are you? Gorgeous pictures, and I can almost smell those Roses!
    B.

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  23. Hello Ruth Just buzzing around spending some time to look at and read peoples blogs I follow Mr Netty that is how i came by your blog I so love your flower photo's and the daisy with the the drops of water is really stunning Oh ow ow lol and the bee! you caught having a wee slp of nectar what a treat indeed. Sharing the happiness of life is wonderful thankq beez in Aus :))

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  24. These are amazing Ruth! LOVE LOVE LOVE the daisy with the "drops".
    Super!

    My word verification is amenn - I guess blogger agrees with me :)

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  25. Wow! I am looking forward to spring.

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  26. I love the flowers, stunning. They prove spring is a very young lady and she arrived on time. Hey thats my next blog title.. YES!

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  27. I am very anxious for spring here and seeing the flowers in bloom

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  28. I just love those drops of water on the Daisy!

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  29. Ruth, your flowers and photos look beautiful. They have me longing to see some in my own yard. Spring is a lttle slow coming here.

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  30. These are beautiful. It already feels like Summer here so I enjoyed these very much. I especially love the daisy with the dew drops on it. Stunning.

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