Saturday, March 1, 2014

Lily Spring in the Bud

A    L    O    H    A  !
Tight in the Bud

" There is nothing stronger
 in the world 
than gentleness. "

Han Suyin









" Find the seed 
at the bottom of your heart 
and bring forth a flower. "

Shigenori Kameoka









" You cannot 
teach a man anything;
you can only help him 
find it within himself. "

Galileo

















" There came a time 
when the risk
 to remain tight
 in the bud 
was more painful 
than the risk it took 
to blossom. "

Anaïs Nin






" Obstacles 
cannot crush me. 
Every obstacle 
yields to stern resolve. 
He who is 
fixed to a star 
does not change 
his mind. "


Leonardo DaVinci 
Notebooks (c. 1500)



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20 comments:

Brian Miller said...

so true on finding it themselves...if they dont it is never theirs...

aloha from va...and happy saturday

the walking man said...

Every bud blossoms, waits, then fades.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Seeing those lilies gives a promise that Spring will soon come. So beautiful and joyous!

EG CameraGirl said...

I loved watching the bud unfold and then bloom. Lovely sequence. The Anaïs Nin quote is great!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I like the way you have taken us in pictures from the formation of the bud to its seeding Cloudia.

TexWisGirl said...

a beautiful progression!

Karen S. said...

Ah yes, with each new photo another beautiful blossom unfolds... Aloha Cloudia.

Karen S. said...

Just another perfect example of free nourishment! Beauty for the taking, if we care to see!

Charles Gramlich said...

It is beautiful to see buds opening.

William Kendall said...

That's a very colourful bloom, and so unlike anything I see here.

Cloudia said...

Thanks Dears ♥

Anonymous said...

Nice to see such wonderful blooms while the snow arrives around here.
DrumMajor

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you so much for that budding, opening, blooming series of photos. Magic.

Adam said...

nice quotes

Carmi Levy said...

The first quote riveted me. Gentleness indeed.

Hope you're having a restful and warm Shabbat. Only good things...

Filip and Kristel said...

Very special plants.

Greetings,
Filip

Hilary said...

What a pretty flower. I wouldn't have guessed they looked quite like that inside.

Cloudia said...

What a pleasure - and honor, really, that you friends stop here to leave your comments. It' really appreciated and fun!

Kay said...

These are fabulous photos, Cloudia!

Hattie said...

It's too bad you can't post the fragrance of that blossom!