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FLOWER QUOTE: RAISE YOUR WORDS

August 14, 2017

Raise your words not your voice - Rumi

MY TWO CENTS Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder... A simple, but profound quote as a reminder to bring our thoughts and conversations to a higher level, but not to use our voice as a weapon. It’s so much more appreciated to be spoken to with thoughtfulness and encouragement rather than a strict and harsh tone, and I must work on doing the same in return. ...

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ONE WORD TO GUIDE ME: GRACE

August 13, 2017

One Word To Guide Me: Grace

Last year, I had noticed a number of people on podcasts and blogs talk about how they would pick one word to inspire them for the year. So, I asked myself: Would it make a difference if I decided to select one word for the year to motivate or inspire me? Would I be able to stay focused on that one word? Could I become a better version of myself by selecting and focusing on one word for the year? ...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: PRAIRIE SMOKE AVENS

August 11, 2017

Prairie Smoke Avens

Feathery gray tails form on the Prairie Smoke Avens seeds after flowers fade, resembling a plume of smoke or whiskers. 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: WITHOUT HARD WORK

August 07, 2017

Without Hard Work Nothing Grows But Weeds

MY TWO CENTS Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds… Hard work is needed in a garden, otherwise there is no doubt that all you will end up with are weeds. Hard work is about putting effort into planting a beautiful garden and life. Not only do you need to spend time planning and planting to have a beautiful garden and a well lived life, it’s just as important to spend time nurturing and s...

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MY IRRATIONAL FEAR OF BEES

August 06, 2017

My Irrational Fear Of Bees

Yes, I'm a photographer who spends hours upon hours photographing flowers outdoors, is passionate about flowers, has a website all about flowers, and…I am seriously afraid of bees. I have squealed like a small child and run in the other direction from that “scary” buzzing noise. I’ll easily admit that I, myself, think it’s ridiculous how I react to a bee as they buzz by me. There have ...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: POPPY MALLOW

August 04, 2017

Friday's Flower Fact Poppy Mallow

Like both poppies (Papaver) and Mallow (Malva), Poppy Mallows have deep taproots, allowing them to produce brilliantly colored blooms in inhospitable conditions. 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: FRIENDS ARE FLOWERS

July 31, 2017

Friends Are Flowers

MY TWO CENTS Friends are flowers in the garden of life... I have been blessed with many wonderful friends, and they have created the most beautiful gardens for me to wander and spend my time in, along with an amazing community that I am forever grateful for. Also, as each flower teaches and awes me, my friends have also done in turn, and I thank each one of you for that. How thankful am I for my ...

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THE RARE HANDWRITTEN NOTE

July 30, 2017

The Rare Handwritten Note

Every time I walk out to our mailbox, I’m hopeful that nestled in between the bills, catalogs and junk mail, I will find that rare and treasured handwritten note. I don’t know about you, but for me it’s the motivation for walking to the mailbox, as there is that anticipation and optimism that I just might be the lucky recipient of a note from a friend who has taken the time to think of me. ...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: PERENNIAL BLUE BACHELOR’S BUTTON

July 28, 2017

Friday's Flower Fact | Perennial Blue Bachelor's Button

Perennial Blue Bachelor's Button, also known as Mountain Bluet, will re-bloom in the fall if cut back after first flowering. 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: PEOPLE FROM A PLANET WITHOUT FLOWERS

July 24, 2017

Flower Quote People From A Planet Without Flowers

MY TWO CENTS People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us… It would be so true. I feel as if I can hear Iris's excitement in her statement about how could we not all be mad with the love of flowers, as they are so unique, beautiful and awe-inspiring. Flowers should bring continued gratitude of life, and for me they do. That...

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