Floral Blog & Quote Gallery

DEVELOPING EACH BLOOMING FLOWER

October 21, 2018

Developing Each Blooming Flower

How does each Wednesday’s Flower look so beautiful? The simple answer is, they are naturally beautiful. There is also a bit of a preproduction in developing each blooming flower, and here are some quick notes on how it is done. Sometimes there is a stand out bloom and other times it takes deliberating to choose which will be this week’s flower. I shoot between 100-175 images of each sing...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: SAGUARO CACTUS FLOWER

October 18, 2018

Saguaro Cactus Flower

The official state flower of Arizona, the slow growing Saguaro cacti are protected by the state from any harm. Their flowers bloom for less than 24 hours, opening at night and remaining open through the next day. To learn more about this flower and download it for your desktop, join me on this journey of the discovery and delight of the 400,000+ flowers that petal our world.

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FLOWER QUOTE: AUTUMN LEAVES

October 15, 2018

Flower Quote: Autumn Leaves

MY TWO CENTS There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves … This is a beautiful visual use of words by Joe Wheeler. Autumn creates another sense of awe as we live through each season. I hope you can find ways to immerse yourself in its splendor. ABOUT THE AUTHOR As I research each author for Monday’s Flower quote, I am often surprised ...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: CHINESE FRINGE FLOWER

October 05, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact: Chinese Fringe Flower

The Chinese Fringe Flower botanical name is Loropetalum chinense ‘Suzanne’. Loropetalum’s comes from the words ‘loron’ meaning ‘strap’ and ‘petalon’ meaning ‘leaf’ or ‘petal’, referencing the form of the flower petals. To learn more about this flower and download it for your desktop, join me on this journey of the discovery and delight of the 400,000+ flowers that p...

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FLOWER QUOTE: LIFE STARTS ALL OVER

October 01, 2018

Flower Quote: Life Starts All Over

MY TWO CENTS Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall… I do really appreciate the idea of starting over again; letting go of everything that was and starting fresh again in the crisp autumn air. ABOUT THE AUTHOR F. Scott Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American fiction writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age. While he achieved limited succes...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: MONTAUK DAISY

September 28, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact: Montauk Daisy

Originating in Japan, and also referred to as ‘Nippon Daisy’, this plant has become naturalized on Long Island, a similarly sandy, coastal climate. To learn more about this flower and download it for your desktop, join me on this journey of the discovery and delight of the 400,000+ flowers that petal our world.

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FLOWER QUOTE: THERE ARE NO WRONG TURNS

September 24, 2018

Flower Quote: There are no wrong turns

MY TWO CENTS There are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths… Sometimes this is just what I need to hear. I hope it helps you to see your own unexpected paths a little differently and find the good in the new route. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Mark Nepo is a poet, teacher, and storyteller and has been called "one of the finest spiritual guides of our time", "a consummate storyteller", and "an eloquent...

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WHICH WOULD YOU PICK?

September 23, 2018

Which Would You Pick?

Each week I debate over which flower image will be Wednesday’s Flower. I ofter wonder, which would you pick? Other times I know exactly which shot will be “the” flower, and yet sometimes I find there are a few to decide between. In such cases, I think long and hard of which image I should pick. I think…should it be the one I find most intriguing, or is it the one that makes you say “ah...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: JAPANESE ANEMONE

September 21, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact: Japanese Anemone

A. x hybrida is often confused with A. huphensis var japonica, as they are both named Japanese Anemone. A. x hybrida is taller and blooms later, in August-September. To learn more about this flower and download it for your desktop, join me on this journey of the discovery and delight of the 400,000+ flowers that petal our world.

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FLOWER QUOTE: DON’T JUDGE EACH DAY

September 17, 2018

Don't Judge Each Day By the Harvest You Reap

MY TWO CENTS Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant… I know I should take this quote to heart. Sometimes I spend too much time on the day to day than I do in the planning of planting the seeds for the long term return. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Robert Lewis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland to Thomas and Margaret. His father was a well-known lighthous...

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