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Monday, April 13, 2015

Hyacinthis


"Flowers always make people better...happier...and more helpful:
they are sunshine...food...and medicine for the soul."
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Our girl brought these beautiful Hyacinthis to me when I was sick..
They are the first I've ever had and am enjoying so much.


" Earth laughs in flowers."
 ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


 "To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat."
 ~Beverly Nichols

 
"Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities of the world." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844



"A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books."
~Walt Whitman


" How can one help shivering with delight when one's hot fingers close around the stem of a live flower, cool from the shade and stiff with newborn vigor!"
 ~Colette


" When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, 
and a lily with the other."
 ~Chinese Proverb
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"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature."

 ~Gerard de Nerval

 "I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers"
 ~Claude Monet

"Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them."
Eeyore, friend of Winnie the Pooh 




Blue Monday
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38 comments:

  1. What gorgeous flowers, love them against that classic white!
    Have a glorious week!
    Nancy

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  2. Scrumptious color on those flowers and a sweet gift.

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  3. What a wonderful gift. And the quotes with each photo are great.

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  4. BJ, I loved your quotes along with the flower pictures. These beautifies are very large, it seems, as they are usually a bit smaller in the yard. Maybe these were specially grown just for you!

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  5. Those hyacinths are GORGEOUS...and they are big compared to most I have seen. Lucky lady!!! xo Diana

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  6. Aren't hyacinths wonderful? The color is gorgeous and the scent. I wish we had smell-a-blog! :) This look like doubles ... wonderful!

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  7. These are so beautiful! I had some that came up every year when I lived in Ohio, they were pure white and gorgeous, but these blue ones really pop!

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  8. Happy Monday BJ,
    Beautiful chosen quotes to use in your vivid and pretty photo essay. Hyacinths were my Mom's favorite Spring flower, but her favorite flower was Yellow Roses. I think I read once they too are your favorite color rose. Nice post today, it brought back precious memories.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  9. Beautiful gift those flowers of Blue. What a thoughtful gift.

    I hope you are on the mend from your illness.

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  10. My hyacinth will bloom this week - love their scent - yours are just lovely :-)

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  11. I planted some pink and purple hyacinths this spring. Your quotes and photos are great. Hope you and your husband are feeling better. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  12. Hi BJ,

    Oh, I just KNOW those flowers helped you feel better! Thanks for playing today.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  13. Nothing can compare to God's paintbrush . Beautiful pics. Hope the two of you are feeling much, much better!

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  14. Beautiful flowers. Love their color.

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  15. Great quotes to go with beautiful flowers. Happy Spring!
    Lori

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  16. I love hyacinths, they smell so pretty. I enjoyed reading your quotes.

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  17. Dear bj!
    A post filled with fragrances of blues! Lovely!
    Best wishes,
    AnnA

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  18. I love hyacinths, Earl finds their scent overpowering, so I seldom get any for the house. The color, the scent, so glorious! Hope you and Mr. S are feeling a bit better?

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  19. Beautiful! Hyacinths always remind me of my sweet mom whenever I smell their lovely scent. I just walked by some in the grocery store on Saturday and they made my heart melt. What a sweetie you have to have given you these when you were not feeling well! Hope you are much better now!

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  20. Beautiful post bj ... I know those beautiful Hyacinths made you and Mr. Sweet feel better.
    Hope your days are really good now.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  21. Such lovely flowers and so is the lady sharing them! I hope you and Bill continue to heal completely and stay good and healthy the rest of the year. You are such a smiling kind heart. Enjoy your week and take it easy!

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  22. A very nice and fragrant gift. I hope you are felling better now BJ.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

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  23. They really are gorgeous BJ. I love the quote from Eeyore at the end. Take care. Pam

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  24. So beautiful! Love the quotes, too!

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  25. These are my favorite flower and I hope to see them blooming soon...what a great flower to brighten your days...fabulous pictures!

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  26. They are one of my favorite flowers in spring! Sure hope they made you feel better.

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  27. Beautiful Hyacinthus . . . Wonderful quotes . . .
    Please get well soon . . .

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  28. Hyacinths have such a sweet fragrance. Yours are beautiful! I so hope this round of meds will be healing. It gets old being sick.

    xo
    Pat

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  29. I LOVE flower quotes with all my heart. I have that first one by my computer. Your hyacinths are beyond beautiful.

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  30. Some of my favorites! '-)
    Thanks for sharing the quotes too, BJ.

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  31. A special thought from your daughter. All the quotes are nice but Eeyore's quote makes me giggle.
    Ann

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  32. Your hyacinth blooms are so pretty and I can just imagine the fragrance. Lovely quotes to go along with your photos.

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Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
xo bj