Saturday, January 19, 2013

Blooming In Musashi's Garden




Early last week it was rainy, dark, dreary and finally the sun appeared
bringing the first morning that the city saw a freeze.
I dashed out the door in the early morning to feed the birds
and caught the sun spotlighting the Bill Warriner roses.


Rose Collage


I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. 
 ~Emma Goldman


Amaryllis Collage


Inside the house, the sun was shining on the Minerva Amaryllis.


Flowers Mosaic


When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.  ~Chinese Proverb



Flowers Collage

People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.  ~Iris Murdoch, A Fairly Honourable Defeat


I'm joining Sunlit Sunday and Mosaic Monday.
A big thank you to our hosts.

Wishing you well and much joy!


37 comments:

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

I can smell those roses - absolutely gorgeous!

Pondside said...

I feel the same way.
Time for another bouquet of tulips to help banish the winter blahs.

Sharon said...

Beautiful photos and I like the quotes. You are so lucky to have roses blooming. It is so very cold here.

Dorothy Borders said...

That rose is gorgeous! The amaryllis isn't bad either.

Barb said...

On this day you were blessed! Roses in winter? I can't even imagine.

edenhills said...

What beautiful flowers! Everything here is all dead and brown.

Janet said...

I love the bright spots of color in this post. The flowers are beautiful and I also enjoyed the quotes.

Sherry said...

It warms my heart to see these blooms...that you have beauty in your garden in January....bliss!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Your pictures are magnificent so clear and beautiful, the detail is stunning, loved all the pictures, your flowers are so lovely...

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Great quotations -- and from such disparate sources!

Vee said...

Oh beautiful to have roses in January! And such soft peach pink ones, too. The amaryllis is making quite a show.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

What a beauty rose, love that color, xox

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello dear Snap,
Thanks for these lovely images! They are bringing colors and lights to our day here!
Have a nice Sunday,hugs...
Léia
Luna is sending purrs and lights!

Anne said...

Oh flowers are so fabulous! Don't they just make you feel so happy??

Have a wonderful Sunday!
xox

Crafty Gardener said...

You captured the sun on the flowers beautifully.

My Little Home and Garden said...

I love how the sun is highlighting both the roses and the amaryllis. I can almost smell the former and love the gorgeous blast of colour with the latter! Beats a cup of coffee in the morning; thanks for your participation in Sunlit Sunday, Snap!
-Karen

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These really are the most beautiful blooms. I never think about buying cut flowers...it's a good thing we have some that bloom year round! Happy Sunday!

Infuse With Liz said...

B e a u t i f u l flowers! The Bill Warriner rose is beautiful and the light cast on it was perfectly captured! The Minerva Amaryllis is a beautiful color! Good photography!

Ruth Kelly said...

So pretty to see so many flowers.

Nadia Ameri said...

Gorgeous photos and I LOVE the quotes. What a wonderful journey this post was!

Irene said...

Lovely.

NatureFootstep said...

you still have flowers? Gorgeous ones. :)

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Oh my gosh, your photographs are beautiful! Thank you for sharing your lovely flowers.

ellen b. said...

Pretty kisses of sunshine on these flowers!

bettyl said...

Such lovely and colorful flowers!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful flowers. The Amaryllis is stunning. Love the colour of it. Pamela

Tina´s PicStory said...

so lovely flowers! :)

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Snap
Flowers do brighten a dreary day and lift the spirits. Thanks for sharing your flowers.
Judith

The French Hutch said...

Oh my to open up your post and feel joy just looking at your beautiful photos! Great quotes, I love all of them.
Beautfiul post!
Happy Day Blessings.......

~Emily
The French Hutch

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So nice that you still have roses in your garden! Beautiful photographs!!!
Happy Monday...
Cindy

Carol L McKenna said...

Wow! magnificent macros ~ well done ~ so beautiful!

(A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Kim Mailhot said...

I am missing green outside ! Luckily I have a bounty of indoor plants. My African violets and my Crown of Thrones are full of blooms. Delightful color here, Snap ! Happy Monday !

podso said...

Beautiful photography. I'm partial to the rose and its shade of pink. Gorgeous!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Those are some of the most beautiful roses ever! Each one is lovely and in the mosaic combination even more so. Wonderful. And the comment above is right -- I can almost smell the heavenly rose perfume.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Those are absolutely stunnning flowers...I miss mine even more after seeing your beauties!

Mary said...

Amen to the diamonds around my neck quote Snap! Don't those blooms just boost your spirits?! I need a Trader Joe's fix and a bouquet or two :)

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

I don't know the person who said it, but I love that quote: I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. ~ Emma Goldman

And that Bill Warriner rose is my idea of floral perfection. Wish I had one!