1001 Beautiful Flowers and Plants

 

  1. Early July at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  2. Early July at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  3. Early July at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  4. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  5. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  6. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  7. Hiking Waterfall Loop Trail in Russian Gulch State Park in Mendocino, California
  8. Hiking Waterfall Loop Trail in Russian Gulch State Park in Mendocino, California
  9. Hiking Waterfall Loop Trail in Russian Gulch State Park in Mendocino, California
  10. Hiking Waterfall Loop Trail in Russian Gulch State Park in Mendocino, California
  11. Hiking Waterfall Loop Trail in Russian Gulch State Park in Mendocino, California
  12. Hiking Waterfall Loop Trail in Russian Gulch State Park in Mendocino, California
  13. Hiking Waterfall Loop Trail in Russian Gulch State Park in Mendocino, California
  14. Hiking Waterfall Loop Trail in Russian Gulch State Park in Mendocino, California
  15. Hiking Waterfall Loop Trail in Russian Gulch State Park in Mendocino, California
  16. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  17. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  18. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  19. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  20. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  21. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  22. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  23. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  24. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  25. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  26. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  27. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  28. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  29. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  30. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  31. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  32. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  33. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  34. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  35. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  36. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  37. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  38. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  39. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  40. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  41. Flower of the Day for September 2, 2021
  42. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  43. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  44. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  45. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  46. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  47. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  48. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  49. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  50. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  51. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  52. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  53. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  54. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  55. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  56. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  57. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  58. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  59. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  60. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  61. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  62. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  63. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  64. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  65. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  66. “Every twenty years I reinvent myself.” – Wahana Vellutini.
  67. “I know how art has come in and really changed my life, so to give these children that opportunity just to come into contact with art – that’s wonderful.” — Jeff Koons
  68. “To accept some idea of truth without experiencing it is like a painting of a cake on paper which you cannot eat.” – Suzuki Roshi
  69. “All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.” – Eckhart Tolle
  70. “Each morning, we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” ― Buddha
  71. “Awareness is the greatest agent for change.”– Eckhart Tolle
  72. “The noble-minded are calm and steady. Little people are forever fussing and fretting.” Confucius
  73. “When thoughts arise, then do all things arise. When thoughts vanish, then do all things vanish.” Huang Po
  74. “Let go, or be dragged.” Zen Proverb
  75. “The practice of Zen is forgetting the self in the act of uniting with something.”– Koun Yamada
  76. “Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine.”– Shunryu Suzuki
  77. “Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft can you be extremely hard and strong.”– Zen Proverb
  78. “The feeling that any task is a nuisance will soon disappear if it is done in mindfulness.” – Thich Nhat Hahn
  79. “To think in terms of either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth. The problem is to see reality as it is.” – Thich Nhat Hạnh
  80. “When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” Lao Tzu
  81. The basic principles of Zen teachings are to relax and be at utmost peace with oneself. “Zen is not effort. Effort is tension, effort is work, effort is to achieve something. Zen is not something to achieve. You are already that. Just relax, relax so deeply that you become a revelation to yourself.”
  82. “Throughout this life, you can never be certain of living long enough to take another breath.”- Huang Po
  83. “Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.” – Jack Kornfield
  84. keep·ing /ˈkēpiNG/ the action of owning, maintaining, or protecting something.
  85. Red Cactus Flower at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden
  86. Flower of the Day for August 8, 2021
  87. Flower of the Day for August 6, 2021
  88. foam /fōm/ a mass of small bubbles formed on or in liquid, typically by agitation or fermentation.
  89. Purple Flower at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden
  90. Flower of the Day for July 31, 2021
  91. Flower of the Day for August 1, 2021
  92. Flower of the Day for August 2, 2021
  93. Flower of the Day for August 5, 2021
  94. Shades of Red at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  95. Midweek Monochrome: At Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  96. ob·liv·i·ous /əˈblivēəs/ not aware of or not concerned about what is happening around one.
  97. SCHMO /SHmō/ a stupid person a hypothetical ordinary man.
  98. o·ver /ˈōvər/ extending directly upward from.
  99. Red Roses at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  100. cur·va·ceous having an attractively curved shape (used especially of a woman or a woman’s figure).
  101. re·al /ˈrē(ə)l/ actually existing as a thing or occurring in fact; not imagined or supposed.
  102. Flower of the Day for July 29, 2021
  103. Three Delicate Flowers in a Row at Russian Gulch State Park, California
  104. Purple Flower at Duncan Gardens in Spokane, Washington
  105. “There’s a crack (or cracks) in everyone…that’s how the light of God gets in.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
  106. Early July at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  107. “To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything
  108. Early July at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  109. Early July at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  110. Duncan Garden in Spokane, Washington
  111. Duncan Garden in Spokane, Washington
  112. Duncan Garden in Spokane, Washington
  113. Duncan Garden in Spokane, Washington
  114. Duncan Garden in Spokane, Washington
  115. Duncan Garden in Spokane, Washington
  116. Duncan Garden in Spokane, Washington
  117. Flower of the Day for August 4, 2021
  118. Flower of the Day for July 27, 2021
  119. “Yellow is the perceived color of sunshine. It is associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy.” – Marcia Moses
  120. “There is no blue without yellow and without orange.” – Vincent Van Gogh
  121. “In the world of safe hues, like black, red and white, yellow shouts: ‘Look at me. I’m happy!’” – Joy Sewing
  122. “Yellow is the brightest and lightest of all colors, and this brilliance is its most noticeable characteristic, which accounts for the way it is used practically and thought of symbolically.” – Michael Freeman
  123. Flower of the Day for August 8, 2021
  124. moot /mo͞ot/ subject to debate, dispute, or uncertainty.
  125. ex·pose /ikˈspōz/ make (something) visible by uncovering it.
  126. Purple Rain(drops)
  127. o·ver·due /ˌōvərˈd(y)o͞o/ not having arrived, happened, or been done by the expected time.
  128. Cell Phone Sunday: Rose Edition
  129. Roses, Raindrops, and Red
  130. orange — a color between red and yellow
  131. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  132. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  133. “The most important point is to accept yourself and stand on your two feet.” ― Shunryu Suzuki
  134. “What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favourite day,” said Pooh. – A. A Milne
  135. “The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” – Thich Nhat Hahn
  136. “Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.” – Sonia Ricotti
  137. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha
  138. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  139. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  140. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  141. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  142. “If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. That is very serious!”- Thich Nhat Hanh
  143. “This dew like life fades away; time speeds swiftly. In this short life of ours, avoid involvement in superfluous things and just study the Way.” ― Dōgen Zenji
  144. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  145. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  146. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  147. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  148. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  149. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  150. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  151. “Respect life, revere life. There is nothing more holy than life, nothing more divine than life.” ― Unknown
  152. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  153. “Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.” ― Dalai Lama
  154. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  155. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  156. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  157. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  158. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  159. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  160. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  161. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  162. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  163. “Yellow is not an in-between color, you’re either all in or you’re not.” – Mobolaji Dawodu
  164. “Yellow is vagueness and luminousness, both.” – Alexander Theroux
  165. Tiny Blue Flower at Russian Gulch State Park, Northern California
  166. “Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
  167. Early July at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  168. Flower of the Day for July 26, 2021 at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden
  169. Frosty Leaves
  170. “One of the risks of appearing in public is the likelihood of being photographed.” ― Diane Arbus
  171. “One thing that struck me early is that you don’t put into a photograph what’s going to come out. Or, vice versa, what comes out is not what you put in.” ― Diane Arbus
  172. “…I would never choose a subject for what it means to me. I choose a subject and then what I feel about it, what it means, begins to unfold. ” ― Diane Arbus
  173. “The discouragement masquerades as the impossibility.” ― Diane Arbus
  174. “I mean, it’s very subtle and a little embarrassing to me, but I really believe there are things which nobody would see unless I photographed them.” ― Diane Arbus
  175. Flower of the Day for July 4, 2021
  176. Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington
  177. Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington
  178. Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington
  179. Missing Petals in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  180. July 5, 2021 Flower of the Day
  181. “Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding” ― Diane Arbus
  182. “What I’m trying to describe is that it’s impossible to get out of your skin into somebody else’s…. That somebody else’s tragedy is not the same as your own.” ― Diane Arbus
  183. Beautiful Orange Petals at Manito Park in Spokane
  184. “I tend to think of the act of photographing, generally speaking, as an adventure. My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” ― Diane Arbus
  185. Up Close: At the Portland International Rose Test Garden
  186. Flora at Headlands State Park in Mendocino, California
  187. Flora at Headlands State Park in Mendocino, California
  188. “A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.” ― Diane Arbus
  189. “There’s a quality of legend about freaks. Like a person in a fairy tale who stops you and demands that you answer a riddle. Most people go through life dreading they’ll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They’ve already passed their test in life. They’re aristocrats.” ― Diane Arbus
  190. “My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” ― Diane Arbus
  191. “The thing that’s important to know is that you never know. You’re always sort of feeling your way.” ― Diane Arbus, Diane Arbus: Revelations
  192. July 9, 2021 Flower of the Day: Flora at Headlands State Park in Mendocino, California
  193. Flora at Headlands State Park in Mendocino, California
  194. July 10, 2021 Flower of the Day: Mendocino, California
  195. Flora of Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  196. Flora of Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  197. Flora of Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  198. Flora of Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  199. re·deem /rəˈdēm/ compensate for the faults or bad aspects of (something).
  200. cal·um·ny /ˈkaləmnē/ the making of false and defamatory statements about someone in order to damage their reputation; slander.
  201. Flora of Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  202. Spring Flowers in the Pacific Northwest
  203. The LA Flowers Market
  204. Friday {wild} Flowers
  205. Seattle Flower Market
  206. Early August Wildflowers on the Noble Knob Trail in Washington State
  207. A Morning at the LA Flower Market is a Morning Well Spent
  208. ”When in doubt, add flowers.” — Unknown
  209. Poppy 4/5
  210. The LA Flower Market
  211. The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco
  212. The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco
  213. Seattle Flower Market
  214. The LA Flower Market
  215. Pink Roses
  216. “Not till your thoughts cease all their branching here and there, not till you abandon all thoughts of seeking for something, not till your mind is motionless as wood or stone, will you be on the right road to the Gate.” ― Huang Po, The Zen Teaching of Huang Po: On the Transmission of Mind
  217. “The things I carry are my thoughts. That’s it. They are the only weight. My thoughts determine whether I am free and light or burdened.” ― Kamal Ravikant, Live Your Truth
  218. “To preserve the silence within–amid all the noise. To remain open and quiet, a moist humus in the fertile darkness where the rain falls and the grain ripens–no matter how many tramp across the parade ground in whirling dust under an arid sky.” ― Dag Hammarskjöld, Markings
  219. “To preserve the silence within–amid all the noise. To remain open and quiet, a moist humus in the fertile darkness where the rain falls and the grain ripens–no matter how many tramp across the parade ground in whirling dust under an arid sky.” ― Dag Hammarskjöld, Markings
  220. “Po: Maybe I should just quit and go back to making noodles. Oogway: Quit, don’t quit? Noodles, don’t noodles? You are too concerned about what was and what will be. There is a saying: yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the “present.” ― Kung Fu Panda
  221. “that stone Buddha deserves all the birdshit it gets I wave my skinny arms like a tall flower in the wind” ― Ikkyu, Crow with No Mouth
  222. “He knows not where he’s going, For the ocean will decide, Its not the destination, It’s the glory of the ride” ― Edward Monkton, Zen Dog
  223. “To escape from the world means that one’s mind is not concerned with the opinions of the world.” ― Dōgen, A Primer Of Soto Zen
  224. “Who we are now is all that really matters.” ― Amy Joy, The Academie
  225. “Relationships are steppingstones for the evolution of our consciousness. Each interaction we have, be it one of joy or contrast, allows us to learn more about who we are and what we want in this lifetime. They bring us into greater alignment…as long as we continue to move forward and do not get attached to hurt, anger, or being a victim.” ― Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace: Essential Teachings for Enriching Life
  226. “Stay in the center, and you will be ready to move in any direction.” ― Alan W. Watts
  227. “If you are unable to find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?” ― Dogen
  228. Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  229. Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  230. Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  231. Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  232. Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  233. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  234. 38884. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  235. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  236. Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  237. Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  238. Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  239. Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  240. Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  241. “You’re looking really sharp.”
  242. “Say hello to my little succulent friends.”
  243. “My life would totally succ without you.”
  244. “I guess I’m a succulent mom now.”
  245. “‘You have too many succulents,’ said no one ever.”
  246. “Another day, another succulent purchase.”
  247. “Can’t keep my plants to myself.”
  248. “Cactus makes perfect.”
  249. “I promise I’ll never forget to water you.”
  250. “Sorry, I can’t. I’m hanging with my plants.”
  251. “I’ve never met a succulent I didn’t like.”
  252. “You’re pretty fly for a little cacti.”
  253. “I’m now taking name suggestions for my new succulent.”
  254. “I found my happy place. It’s filled with succulents.”
  255. Flower of the Day for July 28, 2021
  256. “I might like plants more than people.”
  257. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  258. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  259. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  260. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  261. “Home is where the succulents are.”
  262. “It’s not easy being so tiny and green.”
  263. “Oh, the places you will grow.”
  264. “TBH, I think there’s still room in here for more succulents.”
  265. “I like to take long walks down the succulent aisle.”
  266. “Go wherever the succulents are.”
  267. “Dessert with a side of desert-like beings.”
  268. “More escapes into the desert, please.”
  269. “Got a new plant friend today, so it’s safe to say it’s been good.”
  270. “Welcome to the succulent jungle.”
  271. Mid June: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  272. Mid June: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  273. Mid June: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  274. Mid June: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  275. Mid June: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  276. Mid June: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  277. Mid June: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  278. Mid June: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  279. Mid June: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  280. Mid June: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  281. Mid June: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  282. Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  283. Bunches
  284. Poppy 3/5
  285. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  286. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  287. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  288. Looks Like a Mini Tree? At the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  289. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
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  291. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  292. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
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  294. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  295. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  296. “The world is filled with love-play, from animal lust to sublime compassion.” ― Alan Watts
  297. “Like vanishing dew, a passing apparition or the sudden flash of lightning — already gone — thus should one regard one’s self.” ― Ikkyu
  298. “Where there are humans, You’ll find flies, And Buddhas.” ― Kobayashi Issa
  299. “A student, filled with emotion and crying, implored, “Why is there so much suffering?” Suzuki Roshi replied, “No reason.” ― Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Is Right Here: Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki, Author of “ZEN Mind, Beginner’s Mind”
  300. “When you catch yourself slipping into a pool of negativity, notice how it derives from nothing other than resistance to the current situation.” ― Donna Quesada, Buddha in the Classroom: Zen Wisdom to Inspire Teachers
  301. “The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” ― Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution
  302. “I discovered that it is necessary, absolutely necessary, to believe in nothing. That is, we have to believe in something which has no form and no color–something which exists before all forms and colors appear… No matter what god or doctrine you believe in, if you become attached to it, your belief will be based more or less on a self-centered idea.” ― Shunryu Suzuki
  303. “The more you know, the less you need.” ― Yvon Chouinard, Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman
  304. “Silence is the language of Om. We need silence to be able to reach our Self. Both internal and external silence is very important to feel the presence of that supreme Love.” ― Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation
  305. “Wild woman are an unexplainable spark of life. They ooze freedom and seek awareness, they belong to nobody but themselves yet give a piece of who they are to everyone they meet. If you have met one, hold on to her, she’ll allow you into her chaos but she’ll also show you her magic.” ― Nikki Rowe
  306. “Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it and that this very moment of my lifting the bowl to my lips is eternity itself transcending time and space?” ― Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki, Zen and Japanese Culture
  307. “It is easy to believe we are each waves and forget we are also the ocean.” ― Jon J. Muth
  308. “Too lazy to be ambitious, I let the world take care of itself. Ten days’ worth of rice in my bag; a bundle of twigs by the fireplace. Why chatter about delusion and enlightenment? Listening to the night rain on my roof, I sit comfortably, with both legs stretched out.” ― Ryokan
  309. “When you’ve understood this scripture, throw it away. If you can’t understand this scripture, throw it away. I insist on your freedom.” ― Jack Kerouac, The Scripture of the Golden Eternity
  310. “Not thinking about anything is Zen. Once you know this, walking, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is Zen.” ― Bodhidharma, The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma
  311. “When the mind is exhausted of images, it invents its own.” ― Gary Snyder, Earth House Hold
  312. “For your past, for your flaws, and ultimately for your stress; I judge no one whom I’ve met along the way because in a sense we were all wounded in our own ways.” ― Forrest Curran
  313. “As I naturally go through a full range of emotions in my life, I mustn’t feel ashamed for feeling lost, for it is honest and human to feel such.” ― Forrest Curran, Purple Buddha Project: Purple Book of Self-Love
  314. “Always ask yourself: “What will happen if I say nothing?” ― Kamand Kojouri
  315. “When it is understood that one loses joy and happiness in the attempt to possess them, the essence of natural farming will be realized. The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” ― Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution
  316. “We become so absorbed in our flaws and faults that we forget that it is better to be a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. To have flaws is beauty in itself, a fact so frightening that we hurry to hide them from sight and tarnish the whole in the process of comparing ourselves to others.” ― Forrest Curran, Purple Buddha Project: Purple Book of Self-Love
  317. “One day in my shoes and a day for me in your shoes, the beauty of travel lies in the ease and willingness to be more open.” ― Forrest Curran
  318. “Some we proudly display on our arms, while others we shyly conceal. Tattoo the moments of sorrow as well as the moments of splendor and beauty. Tattoo in an acknowledgment and tribute to home, and tattooing your beliefs that define who you are. Whether we intended to or not, every moment of our lives are tattooed to our heart.” ― Forrest Curran, Purple Buddha Project: Purple Book of Self-Love
  319. “It is a wretched thing that the young men of today are so contriving and so proud of their material posessions. Men with contriving hearts are lacking in duty. Lacking in duty, they will have no self-respect.” ― Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai
  320. “Haiku is not a shriek, a howl, a sigh, or a yawn; rather, it is the deep breath of life.” ― Santoka Taneda, Mountain Tasting: Haiku and Journals of Santoka Taneda
  321. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  322. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  323. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  324. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  325. “The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering.”– Ram Dass
  326. Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. ― Dalai Lama
  327. “When I feel like dancing, I dance. I don’t care if anyone else is dancing or if everyone else is laughing at me. I dance.”– Rachel Danson
  328. “Have good trust in yourself … not in the One that you think you should be, but in the One that you are.” – Maezumi Roshi
  329. “What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.” Confucius
  330. Smile, breathe and go slowly. ― Thích Nhất Hạnh
  331. “If you realize you have enough, you are truly rich.” ― Lao Tzu
  332. Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. ― Dalai Lama
  333. “All that we are, is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.” ― Buddha
  334. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  335. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
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  347. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  348. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  349. In A Vase: At the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas
  350. “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” ― Rumi
  351. “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
  352. “Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.” ― Alan Wilson Watts
  353. “Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.” ― Ray Bradbury
  354. “Life is a journey. Time is a river. The door is ajar” ― Jim Butcher, Dead Beat
  355. “I have lived with several Zen masters — all of them cats.” ― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
  356. “The truth knocks on the door and you say, “Go away, I’m looking for the truth,” and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
  357. “The truth knocks on the door and you say, “Go away, I’m looking for the truth,” and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
  358. “The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?” ― Confucius
  359. “It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable.” ― Seneca, The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca: Essays and Letters
  360. “Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that’s exactly the way we want it to be.” ― Bob Dylan
  361. “Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.” ― Meister Eckhart
  362. “Letting go is the lesson. Letting go is always the lesson. Have you ever noticed how much of our agony is all tied up with craving and loss?” ― Susan Gordon Lydon, The Knitting Sutra: Craft as a Spiritual Practice
  363. “But when you’re in front of an audience and you make them laugh at a new idea, you’re guiding the whole being for the moment. No one is ever more him/herself than when they really laugh. Their defenses are down. It’s very Zen-like, that moment. They are completely open, completely themselves when that message hits the brain and the laugh begins. That’s when new ideas can be implanted. If a new idea slips in at that moment, it has a chance to grow.” ― George Carlin, Last Words
  364. “If you just sit and observe, you will see how restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only makes it worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does, there’s room to hear more subtle things – that’s when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to see things more clearly and be in the present more. Your mind just slows down, and you see a tremendous expanse in the moment. You see so much more than you could see before. It’s a discipline; you have to practice it.” ― Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs
  365. “Many have died; you also will die. The drum of death is being beaten. The world has fallen in love with a dream. Only sayings of the wise will remain.” ― Kabir, The Bijak of Kabir
  366. “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few” ― Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice
  367. “Commander, I always used to consider that you had a definite anti-authoritarian streak in you.” “Sir?” “It seems that you have managed to retain this even though you are authority.” “Sir?” “That’s practically zen.” ― Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay
  368. Mendocino, California
  369. Mendocino, California
  370. Mendocino, California
  371. Mendocino, California
  372. Mendocino, California
  373. Mendocino, California
  374. Mendocino, California
  375. “My process of being inspired is very intuitive. Im constantly following my interest.” — Jeff Koons
  376. Mendocino, California
  377. Mendocino, California
  378. Mendocino, California
  379. Mendocino, California
  380. Mendocino, California
  381. “When I view the world, I don’t think of my own work. I think of my hope that, through art, people can get a sense of the type of invisible fabric that holds us all together, that holds the world together.” — Jeff Koons
  382. Mendocino, California
  383. Mendocino, California
  384. Mendocino, California
  385. “For me, art really starts with acceptance, self trust. Wherever you come to with art, its perfect. You dont have to come with anything. What you bring to something is the art. Thats where its found. Its found within you.” — Jeff Koons
  386. Mendocino, California
  387. “Ive always enjoyed feeling a connection to the avant-garde, such as Dada and surrealism and pop art. The only thing the artist can do is be honest with themselves and make the art they want to make. Thats what Ive always done.” — Jeff Koons
  388. “When people make judgments they close all the possibility around them.” — Jeff Koons
  389. Mendocino, California
  390. Mendocino, California
  391. “I love the gallery, the arena of representation. It’s a commercial world, and morality is based generally around economics, and that’s taking place in the art gallery.” — Jeff Koons
  392. Mendocino, California
  393. “Art has this ability to allow you to connect back through history in the same way that biology does. I’m always looking for source material.” — Jeff Koons
  394. Mendocino, California
  395. Mendocino, California
  396. “Painting is so poetic, while sculpture is more logical and scientific and makes you worry about gravity.” ― Damien Hirst
  397. “From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them, and that is eternity.” ― Edvard Munch
  398. “From the moment of my birth, the angels of anxiety, worry, and death stood at my side, followed me out when I played, followed me in the sun of springtime and in the glories of summer. They stood at my side in the evening when I closed my eyes, and intimidated me with death, hell, and eternal damnation. And I would often wake up at night and stare widely into the room: Am I in Hell?” ― Edvard Munch
  399. “My fear of life is necessary to me, as is my illness. Without anxiety and illness, I am a ship without a rudder. My art is grounded in reflections over being different from others. My sufferings are part of my self and my art. They are indistinguishable from me, and their destruction would destroy my art. I want to keep those sufferings.” ― Edvard Munch
  400. “We declare that the splendor of the world has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed. A racing automobile with its bonnet adorned with great tubes like serpents with explosive breath…a roaring motor car which seems to run on machine-gun fire, is more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace.” ― F. T. Marinetti
  401. “Our poetry is courage, audacity and revolt.” ― Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Manifesti Futuristi
  402. “Art is something that happens inside us. We look at things in the world, and we become excited by them. We understand our own possibilities of becoming. And that’s what art is.” — Jeff Koons
  403. Mendocino, California
  404. “I think about my work every minute of the day.” — Jeff Koons
  405. Mendocino, California
  406. Mendocino, California
  407. Mendocino, California
  408. The Tulip Fields of Skagit County, Washington
  409. The Los Angeles Flower Market
  410. The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco
  411. “Normality is a paved road; It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.” — Vincent van Gogh
  412. “Collaboration has no hierarchy. The Sun collaborates with soil to bring flowers on the earth.” ― Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step
  413. Early August Wildflowers on the Noble Knob Trail in Washington State
  414. “Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…” ― Susan Polis Schutz
  415. Flower of the Day At Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois
  416. Flower of the Day: At the United States Botanic Garden
  417. “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” — Henri Matisse
  418. “The earth laughs in flowers.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  419. Flower of the Day Taken at Pratt Mountain in Washington State
  420. Stopping and Smelling the Flowers: Early August Wildflowers on the Noble Knob Trail in Washington State
  421. Flower of the Day: July 8, 2019–Bright and Colorful
  422. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  423. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  424. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  425. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  426. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  427. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  428. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  429. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  430. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  431. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  432. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  433. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  434. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  435. Flower of the Day (All Caught Up)
  436. Orange and Pink: Orange Flower, Pink Shoes
  437. Colorful Roses at the Los Angeles Flower Market
  438. Flower of the Day: July 10, 2019-Shining Bright
  439. Flower Power: A Whole Lot of Beautiful Purple
  440. Flower of the Day in Laguna Beach, California
  441. Flower of the Day: Beautiful Mural in Dallas, Texas
  442. At the Los Angeles Flower Market
  443. Tender Moments: Stopping to Smell the Flowers
  444. Flower of the Day-All Caught Up!
  445. Flower of the Day in San Diego State Historic Park
  446. San Francisco Flower Market
  447. Flower of the Day in the Miraflores District of Lima, Peru
  448. Roses: Rainbow Roses at the LA Flower Market
  449. Flower of the Day (Catch UP)
  450. Flower of the Day: August 16, 2019
  451. Sunflowers At the Los Angeles Flower Market
  452. Buttoned Up at the LA Flower Market
  453. Flower
  454. Yellow at the LA Flower Market
  455. Flower of the Day
  456. Frosty Blue Flowers
  457. Flower of the Day
  458. Flower of the Day: June 16, 2019–Purple Vein
  459. Flower of the Day
  460. Lateran Flower
  461. Flower of the Day
  462. Textures: Dried Flowers
  463. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  464. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  465. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  466. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  467. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  468. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  469. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  470. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  471. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  472. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  473. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  474. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  475. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  476. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  477. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  478. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  479. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  480. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  481. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  482. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  483. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  484. Flower of the Day
  485. At the Los Angeles Flower Market
  486. Green: LA Flower Market
  487. Flower of the Day
  488. “A weed is but an unloved flower.” ― Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  489. Flowers and Architecture in Chicago II
  490. Flower of the Day
  491. Flower of the Day
  492. Flower of the Day: June 9, 2019–Yellow Petal Details
  493. Flower of the Day: Tulips
  494. Flower of the Day: June 9, 2019–Rainbow Roses in LA
  495. “Butterflies are self propelled flowers.” ― Robert A. Heinlein
  496. Flower of the Day
  497. Flower of the Day
  498. Flower of the Day: June 13, 2019–Contrasts in Beijing, China
  499. The LA Flower Market
  500. A Morning at the LA Flower Market
  501. 11927. The LA Flower Market
  502. The LA Flower Market
  503. A Study of Yellow Flowers
  504. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  505. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  506. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  507. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  508. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  509. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  510. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  511. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  512. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  513. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  514. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  515. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  516. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  517. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  518. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  519. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  520. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  521. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  522. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  523. Paper Flowers in Sacramento, California
  524. A Study of Yellow Flowers
  525. The LA Flower Market
  526. The LA Flower Market
  527. The LA Flower Market
  528. The LA Flower Market
  529. The LA Flower Market
  530. The LA Flower Market
  531. Stop and Smell the Flowers
  532. Flowers Galore at the LA Flower Market
  533. Spiky Flowers at the LA Flower Market
  534. Flower of the Day
  535. Flower of the Day
  536. The LA Flower Market
  537. The LA Flower Market
  538. The LA Flower Market
  539. Flower of the Day: June 19, 2019–Yellow Wrinkles
  540. The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco
  541. The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco
  542. The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco
  543. The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco
  544. The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco
  545. The LA Flower Market
  546. The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco
  547. “Nothing is ever the same as they said it was.” ― Diane Arbus
  548. “I mean, if you’ve ever spoken to someone with two heads, you know they know something you don’t.” ― Diane Arbus
  549. “What moves me about…what’s called technique…is that it comes from some mysterious deep place. I mean it can have something to do with the paper and the developer and all that stuff, but it comes mostly from some very deep choices somebody has made that take a long time and keep haunting them.” ― Diane Arbus
  550. “If you scrutinize reality closely enough, if in some way you really, really get to it, it becomes fantastic.” ― Diane Arbus
  551. “If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it, I arrange myself.” ― Diane Arbus
  552. “I used to have a theory about photographing. It was a sense of getting in between two actions, or in between acton and repose.” ― Diane Arbus, Diane Arbus: Monograph
  553. “Every Difference is a Likeness too.” ― Diane Arbus
  554. “My favourite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” ― Diane Arbus
  555. “what is ceremonious and curious and commonplace will be legendary.” ― Diane Arbus, Diane Arbus: Monograph
  556. San Francisco Flower Market
  557. Seattle Flower Market
  558. Seattle Flower Market
  559. Seattle Flower Market
  560. Flowers and Architecture, Chicago
  561. Seattle Flower Market
  562. Seattle Flower Market
  563. Seattle Flower Market
  564. Seattle Flower Market
  565. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  566. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  567. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  568. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  569. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  570. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  571. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  572. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  573. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  574. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  575. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  576. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  577. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  578. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  579. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  580. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  581. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  582. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  583. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  584. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  585. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  586. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  587. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  588. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  589. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  590. The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco
  591. The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco
  592. San Francisco Flower Market
  593. Pink Star Flowers
  594. San Francisco Flower Market
  595. San Francisco Flower Market
  596. The Los Angeles Flower Market
  597. Flower of the Day: June 26, 2019
  598. San Francisco Flower Market
  599. San Francisco Flower Market
  600. San Francisco Flower Market
  601. San Francisco Flower Market
  602. San Francisco Flower Market