Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Quotes and Blooms

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly,
our whole life would change.
Buddha
 People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?
Nhat Hanh
 
As long as we are persistent in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
Denis Waitley 
Surround yourself with people who allow you to blossom. 
 Effortlessly give your beauty to the world.
Flowers do it all the time.
Sue Krebs
The bloom may be brief,
but the beauty of its existence will last a lifetime.
Doe Zantamata 
 Where flowers bloom, so does hope.
Lady Bird Johnson
 May my soul bloom in love for all existence.
Rudolf Steiner
Over the weekend I did a whole lot of walking.  
An hour Thursday, an hour and a half Friday, an hour and 20 minutes Saturday morning, and an hour Saturday afternoon.   I kept noticing brilliant yellow trees across the road from the walking path and wondered what they were since I hadn't recalled seeing them before.  Then I happened to find one just around the block from us.  I posted a picture to Instagram and someone said that it could be yellow wisteria, or in Dutch, golden rain. I'm not sure what it is, but it is absolutely gorgeous and is blooming profusely right now.  I'm not sure if  over the years, I never noticed all the flowers around me, or if people are planting more than ever, but it's so nice to see so many blooms despite the rising heat.
May flowers bloom in all corners of your world.
Blessings,

31 comments:

andrea said...

May flowers bloom in your world too...thanks for the beautiful post!

June said...

Oh my goodness T! What gorgeous blooms you encountered on your walks this week. They are amazing! You live in such a beautiful place and I didn't realize how many different things grew there. I was thinking when I was reading your lovely quotes how much our lives would be enriched if we only took these wise people's words to heart. I think I'll start today :)
I can only imagine what great shape you are in since you walk this much...I need to take a page from your book!
sending many hugs your way sweetie...

Sangeetha said...

Thank you for sharing these gorgeous blooms. Just what I needed to pick me up. It is horribly hot here and I don't seem to be handling it well. Have a wonderful week.
Regards

Teresa Kasner said...

That is a "Golden Chain" tree - my sister has one and I love them and I always wish I'd get one. All your photos are magnificent and I am always amazed by the tropical flowers that we can only grow inside here in Oregon, USA. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Susan said...

Love your positive posts, Tammy. You see beauty in the most unlikely of places. You are an inspiration. Susan

Yarni Gras! said...

lovely photos...and I always love the quotes you find. Our yard is full of blooms too. As I walk out the front door, I always think I need to take a photo, maybe tomorrow I will!

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

so beautiful!!!!!!
xxxxx Ale

Jennifer said...

They're beautiful, Tammy. I don't know what they are either but I think we have them here too. Maybe they like dry places. There are pink ones here too, I think. Lovely post with the photos as well as the quotes, very thoughtful.

Nancy said...

The tree with the yellow flowers? No kidding, we're seeing them everywhere this year and I don't EVER remember seeing them before! So I had to laugh at your same story. =) Do you ever bring flowers into the house, or do you leave them outside?

Taciana Simmons said...

May the flowers keep growing and blooming in your life and your heart.

Hindustanka said...

Hi Tammy! Defintely that flowers make our life somuch happier and more colourful!
Just yesterday when me and husband were walking in the evening, I saw exactly the same tree which you called Golden rain, and pointed out to my D to beautiful blossoms which were about to open. We have many of them in the gardens here too. As well as many of the flowers you showed in your pictures, like bougainvillea.
Have a beautiful day! Hugs!

Mistea said...

Pretty flowers.
Interesting to see the frangipanis there as a lady was walking at the beach today with one in her hair. Our weather has been unseasonably warm, more like spring than autumn so there are lots of flowers still around. I took photos of the neighbours roses last week and there are more blooming today.
Hope you're having a lovely week.

Little Treasures said...

What a wonderful post Tammy! I love flowers and also enjoy taking pictures of them i bloom. Have thousands of them in the computer :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Ah, you showed me something that we in The Netherlands are very familiar with; The Golden Rain or Gouden Regen: Laburnum anagyroides or Golden Rain ←click on it.
It is indeed a member of the leguminosae or pea family and very gorgeous looking but POISONOUS!
But you enjoy its show of abundant flowers.
LOVE all your quotes and yes, even if they bloom but a mere week or so, their beauty remains for the rest of the year and that is a very positive vibe!
When we are outdoors it does calm us and brings us back to the little wonders of life without being drowned by all the negative. People should all step outside more.
Sending you hugs,
Mairette

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Mariette of course...

Mosaic Magpie said...

Beautiful photos and food for thought!

Caterina Giglio said...

Thank you for this gorgeous, inspiring and uplifting post... it looks like wisteria, but I have never seen it in yellow.. I will just call it beautiful! xo

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely beauty break with your beautiful flower photos and perfect quotes dear Tammy...
thank you for always being a bright Light...
Nature is something I enjoy each and every day...
there are so many treats and treasures just waiting to be noticed aren't there!
oxo

kathyinozarks said...

beautiful post! and I so agree-too many of us are just too negative-always better to turn it into a positive-which was actually drummed into me when I was a telephone operator-due to allot of negative customers-they trained us to come back with a smile and a positive.
have a beautiful day
Kathy

Kit said...

So very lovely in all aspects! :) Kit

Mereknits said...

Beautiful flowers and beautiful words. I hope people are planting more flowers, they are making the world a better place.
Hugs,
Meredith

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Tammy, It's wonderful that there are so many lovely flowers in your area and you can enjoy them during your walks.
Have a great weekend!
Julia

Rostrose said...

Dearest Tammy - I love those flower-photos and the wise words! Well, and the trees ARE yellow Wisteria-trees indeed! :o) So pretty!
Tomorrow (or for me: tonight) starts Pink Saturday and I will participate again cause it's the 6th birthday of P.S. - so if you want to read a "Traude-translated post" again (and to see "Traude in pink"), you have a good chance ;o))
Warm spring-hugs to you!
Happy Weekend & LOVE, Traude (^‿^)❀

Linda said...

Great quotes and lovely photos.

Createology said...

Beautiful Blooms. We are so fortunate to have such beauty surrounding us. Wonderful quotes with wise words to remember. Enjoy your walks while you can before the heat and dust storms take over. Creative Blossoming Bliss Dear...

Lori ann said...

how completely inspiring tammy, thank you and very best wishes to you too. enjoy your beautiful walks!

La Tea Dah said...

What a lovely post. I loved all the beautiful colors and quotes. You saved the best for the last. I simply adore the Goldenrain Tree! It's so beautiful and around here it blooms in July. I'd forgotten about this tree, but now really need to find one for my yard. Thanks for the reminder! :)

Vicki Boster said...

Gorgeous gorgeous blooms Tammy in so many beautiful colors- your photos are so lovely. I just never imagined there would be so many flowers where you are!!
Vicki

Catherine said...

Some very wonderful words about flowers! I got my pots planted today. The colors are making me very happy!
Have a terrific weekend friend!
xo Catherine

Patty Antle said...

Lovely post, Tammy. I enjoyed the pictures so much!

Sam I Am...... said...

Beautiful pictures and quotes. That tree does look like a wisteria but ours here are purple.

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