Wednesday, August 10, 2016

It's Time to Visit the Gardens

Time to visit the gardens,the English Gardens,that is.
I have not been to these gardens as often as I would have liked to go,but on a visit in June I was able to capture abundant beauty.
Let's walk through the gardens and as we do I will share a few verses from a calendar called,Two Voices One Song,The Harmony of Friends.

Sometimes it is a slender thread,sometimes a strong,stout rope;
She/he clings to one end,I to the other;
She/he calls it friendship;I call it hope.
Lois Wyse

We all hold one another's dreams.
We all hold each other's fragile hopes in our hands.
We all touch each other's hearts.


Good company on a journey makes the way seem all the shorter.
Izaac Walton

Today well-lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.


Friendship,like a garden in season,nourishes those who share in its bounty.


Happiness is being at peace;being with loved ones;being comfortable…..
But most of all,it's having those loved ones.
Johnny Cash


The Lord longs to be gracious to you;He rises to show you compassion.
Isaiah 30:18


You are valuable just because you exist.
Not because of what you do or what you have done,but simply because you are.
Max Lucado


Other things may change us,but we start and end  with family.
Anthony Brandt


True friendship is a comfortable place of quiet understanding,laughter and grace.

GOD IS SO GOOD….HIS LOVE KNOWS NO END…AND WHAT SHOWS IT MORE THAN THE GIFT OF A FRIEND?

22 comments:

  1. The quotes are as beautiful as the photos. I never tire of your pictures from the English Gardens, nor of the verses you post with them.

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  2. Ruth, beautiful images and thoughts!

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  3. What a beautiful place! Wonderful photos, perfect quotes!

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  4. Love the photos--all of the colorful flowers, AND your quotes are PERFECT.... Isn't it wonderful to visit the 'gardens'? That's how I feel when we visit Biltmore.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. The flowers are beautiful....the quotes are a bonus.

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  6. How gorgeous, Ruth! These are all beautiful along with the quotes but the foxgloves are really stunning!

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  7. Gorgeous Ruth!!!
    All those wonderful quotes too....
    The flower = the poppy, is my favorite today.

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  8. What a wonderful garden! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos and inspiring quotes.

    Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

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  9. Absolutely beautiful flowers in the garden. My favorite is the pink flower peeking out of the fence. Just gorgeous. And I like the quote about us holding someone's hope in our hands and we need to remember that

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  10. Truly gorgeous flowers and shown with perfect thoughts. Thanks for such a pleasant and inspiring share.

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  11. The color of the tiger lily is wonderful.

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  12. beautiful floral images and quotes.

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  13. It does the heart good to see the beautiful close-ups of all those flowers from the garden

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  14. Made my day more enjoyable as no view here in the rehab center. May go home on Aug 19 or 20!!!

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  15. Beautiful blooms in the garden. y favorite is the pink flower close up by the fence.

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  16. Oh these thoughts are as pretty as the flowers!!

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  17. How did I miss this? One of your best posts ever! Some favorites are the poppy, the big yellow flower, and the first picture of the ferns.

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  18. Hi Ruth, This is an outstanding post. I always enjoy your posts featuring the beautiful flowers you see, and this time you have really set the bar very high. :-) Each one of your close up shots is beautiful! I do recall that you have taken us to this garden in the past and thank you for sharing the new visit. Ruth, I love the way you combine the spiritual with the beauty of the flowers. You know, God could have given us just one flower, but look how many he has given us ... so many, so different, and so wonderful. Isn't it a testament to God's power? Thank you for sharing your blog and thank you for your kind comments on mine. I always appreciate your kind and thoughtful comments! Have a great weekend and best to you from the West Coast!

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  19. Lovely post, Ruth. I enjoyed your tour of the English Gardens. Diane

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  20. Beautiful, beautiful photos Ruth.

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