Muguet de mai

« Un joli brin de muguet pour le bonheur toute l'année! » - Proverbe français

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Hydrangea

July 14, 2018 (195/365)

“Even in the smallest and humblest garden, a sturdy hydrangea at once proclaims the place as the abode of a real gardener rather than a mere purchaser of plants.” - Washington Park Arboretum Bulletin

Grace

June 19, 2018 (170/365)

"Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life." - John Updike

Chardonnay Pearls

June 4, 2018 (155/365)

"Pearls are always in good taste." - Elsa Schiaparelli

Most Recklessly

 May 19, 2018 (139/365)

“Everything is blooming most recklessly.” - Rainer Maria Wilke

Snowdrops

March 29, 2018 (088/365) “Everyone looks for the first snowdrops as proof that our part of the earth is once more turning towards the sun." - Carole Carlton

Tulips

March 8, 2018 (067/365)

“I love tulips better than any other spring flower; they are the embodiment of alert cheerfulness and tidy grace, and look like a wholesome, freshly tubbed young girl... Their faint, delicate scent is refinement itself; and is there anything in the world more charming than the sprightly way they hold up their little faces to the sun? To me they seem modest grace itself, only always on the alert to enjoy life as much as they can and not be afraid of looking the sun or anything else above them in the face.” - Elizabeth von Arnim

Forcing Spring II: Paperwhites

January 27, 2018 (027/365) “No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” - Hal Borland

Remember these? What a difference two weeks makes!

Smell the Roses

January 22, 2018 (022/365) • On this gloomy Monday morning...

"Smell the roses. Smell the coffee. Whatever it is that makes you happy." - Rita Moreno