Wednesday’s Flower Gallery

Each mauve-purple, veiny, crinkled petal… Is unfolding from its light green capsule that has been protecting it in its infancy. Now having broken its shell, each petal is stretching out as far as it can reach and inviting the bees and the butterflies to come visit and pollinate; giving back to the world through its own instinct. Find this flower and others in our floral print store.

The southern light... In the winter, warms my indoor “garden". Compact as it is, there is something so fulfilling about watching each plant grow from a variety of forms: the pear shape of an amaryllis bulb; the flat, broad leaves and tentacle-like roots of an orchid; and the interconnected, flat, spiky, green pads where the tiniest of buds appear, transforming this cactus into something I never...

When I moved to the desert… To Tucson, Arizona, I was in junior high. I could have never imagined all that could be found there. At that point in my life, I could only imagine there being hot sun and sand dunes. As I flew in for the first time, I was bewildered to see the majestic mountains surrounding the city. I was also surprised, over time, by the many curious cacti, brushes and trees, an...

Sometimes during the holidays… As wonderful as they are, things can get a little prickly. Even in those trying times, always remember that there is a flower, a bright moment, to be found among the needles and thorns. Here is the perfect example that even from the prickliest of things, beauty and brilliance are there to be found. Find this flower and others in our floral print store.

Bright and cheerful… Don’t we all need to focus more on the bright and cheerful things in our lives, instead of getting weighed down by the heaviness of all that is going around us? It’s so easy to carry the weight of the world on our shoulders, but does that change anything? What changes things is looking for the positive, the miracle, the beauty, and sharing and exuding it. Also, giving t...

Standing there in the garden, I experienced… A miracle in front of me…a flower in bloom. Daily, we’re each experiencing miracles happening all around us, but we’ve become less aware as we’ve experienced them before. Does that make them any less of a miracle? Also, I think it’s about a loss of perspective and having too many distractions in our lives… so, I hope today you will take...

Meditative… For me, meditation can be taking the time to stop all of the chaotic thoughts in my head, to breathe and focus on something so simple and so beautiful that it stops all of the chaos, even for just one moment. Time to meditate… Find this flower and others in our print store.

A flower that is repelling..? How could any flower with bright golden rod petals and spotted like a jaguar be repelling? Well, it’s not its outer beauty that is a deterrent, but its quiet strength to ward off many bugs that can do damage in our gardens. Sometimes we need to use our own repellent to keep away those pesky bugs (i.e. people) from invading our “gardens” too. Find this flower a...

A bud, the inception… Is the beginning of a dream, a vision, and you never really quite know how it’s going to unfurl. As it does, it may be difficult to see those many layers and struggles to be as lovely as each petal of a flower. I believe as challenging as it may be while any endeavor evolves, that the beauty of anything that is worthwhile and that has meaning will radiate, just as a st...

This flower was popping up all over… As I photographed it at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Looking at it now, it feels as if it’s bursting out of my screen; as if I could reach in and pick it. Though I can’t actually pick it, I will take an extra moment to admire it and download it (see below) to use as my digital wallpaper, to bring something bright and wonderful into my week. I invi...

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