Monday, April 13, 2015


"Flowers always make people better...happier...and more helpful:
they are medicine for the soul."

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!"

" 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

"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
Mosaic Monday


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

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

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

  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!

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

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

  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!

  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.

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

    I hope you are on the mend from your illness.

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

  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

  12. Hi BJ,

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

    Happy Blue Monday!

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

  14. Beautiful flowers. Love their color.

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

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

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

  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?

  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!

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

  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!

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

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

  24. So beautiful! Love the quotes, too!

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

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

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

  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.


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

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

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

  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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xo bj