Saturday, October 6, 2012

Birds of Paradise

A   L   O   H   A  !

" Men
 for the sake of 
getting a living 
forget to 
live. "

Margaret Fuller





















 “ Only the mediocre
 are always 
at their best.”

 Jean Giraudoux











 " From the Back "




















The flower that smells
 the sweetest 
is shy and lowly.  "

William Wordsworth

























 " All changes
 are more or less
 tinged with melancholy, 
for what we are 
leaving behind
 is part of 
ourselves.  "

Amelia Barr








" You leave old habits 
behind
 by starting out 
with the thought,
 'I release the need 
for this in my life. "
 
Wayne Dyer


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                          Warmly,
cloudia

24 comments:

Indrani said...

Great captures of this flower.

Ash said...

Gorgeous photos and such profound quotes. Thank you Cloudia!

'Tsuki said...

I just love those flowers ; they remind me life abroad France...

Birdman said...

This flower lowly no more. You place in a 'kingly' spot today.

John McElveen said...


" Men
for the sake of
getting a living
forget to
live. "

Margaret Fuller

Perfect--Live life to the Fullest!

Karen S. said...

Very true, and I'd love to release a field of "Bird of Paradise" flowers all around my yard! They quite possibly are my most favorite flower ever-because I catch them smiling all the time! Thank you for being here to brighten our day Cloudia- Karen (in search of more Birds of Paradise) :)

Teresa said...

Wonderful pictures. I love the last quote!

TexWisGirl said...

the amelia barr quote rang true for me today.

Myrna R. said...

I love how you seek out beauty and expose it to us.

Have a really happy week end.

Filip and Kristel said...

A very beautiful first picture.

Greetings,
Filip

Anonymous said...

The "back" view is the tropical Hawaiian Big Bird! Mahalo, DrumMajor

Windsmoke. said...

Quote by Amelia Barr gets my vote.

Brian Miller said...

bit of truth there on old habits...and that flower is beautiful...hope you are having a great saturday!

aloha from va

Robert Geiss said...

Certainly could sign the first quote. Am trying to improve. Thank you. Please have you all a good Sunday.

The Elephant's Child said...

Such a meaningful post. And beautiful to boot. You set a high standard my friend. Have a wonderful day.

Gemel said...

Greetings from down under
=^..^= ♥

Joanna Jenkins said...

Love those Birds of Paradise. Our bloom in the winter-- The colors are gorgeous.

Happy weekend, xo jj

wenn said...

I love birds of paradise! Lovely and unique!

Cloudia said...

I so Love YOUR comments; thanks!

RONW said...

we bloom

Rajesh said...

Beautiful.

Ann said...

did your bird grow up to a tree? In my old house, we had a clump, they don't grow high. May be it is my husband, always too happy to prune too much.

Betty Manousos said...

so beautiful!!!!

xoxo

Kay said...

These are all thoughts to ponder and wonder over.