1001 Beautiful Flowers and Plants

 

  1. Early July at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  2. Flower of the Day for November 12, 2021: Marigold Mural for Dias De Los Muertos in Taxco, Mexico
  3. Flower of the Day for November 10, 2021: A Single Marigold in Taxco, Mexico
  4. Flower of the Day for November 9, 2021: A Sea of Marigolds in Taxco, Mexico
  5. Early July at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  6. Early July at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  7. Blom
  8. Blom
  9. Blom
  10. Blom
  11. Blom
  12. Blom
  13. Blom
  14. Blom
  15. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  16. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  17. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  18. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  19. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  20. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  21. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  22. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  23. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  24. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  25. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  26. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  27. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  28. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  29. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  30. Cvijet
  31. Cvijet
  32. Cvijet
  33. Cvijet
  34. Cvijet
  35. Cvijet
  36. Cvijet
  37. Cvijet
  38. Cvijet
  39. Vibrant Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  40. Vibrant Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  41. Vibrant Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  42. Vibrant Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  43. Vibrant Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  44. Vibrant Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  45. Vibrant Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  46. Vibrant Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  47. Vibrant Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  48. Vibrant Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  49. Vibrant Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  50. “Kvet”
  51. “Kvet”
  52. “Kvet”
  53. “Kvet”
  54. “Kvet”
  55. “Kvet”
  56. “Kvet”
  57. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  58. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  59. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  60. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  61. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  62. “Floro”
  63. “Floro”
  64. “Floro”
  65. “Floro”
  66. “Floro”
  67. “Floro”
  68. “Floro”
  69. “Floro”
  70. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  71. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  72. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  73. Vibrant Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  74. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  75. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  76. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  77. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  78. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  79. “Kukka”
  80. “Kukka”
  81. “Kukka”
  82. “Kukka”
  83. “Kukka”
  84. “Kukka”
  85. “Kukka”
  86. Vibrant Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  87. Vibrant Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  88. Vibrant Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  89. Vibrant Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  90. Vibrant Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  91. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  92. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  93. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  94. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  95. Day of the Dead Celebrations at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico
  96. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  97. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  98. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  99. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  100. Vibrant Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  101. Vibrant Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  102. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  103. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  104. “I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.” ― vincent van gogh
  105. “What am I in the eyes of most people — a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person — somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then — even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart. That is my ambition, based less on resentment than on love in spite of everything, based more on a feeling of serenity than on passion. Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum.” ― Vincent Van Gogh
  106. “Close friends are truly life’s treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone.” ― Vincent van Gogh
  107. “The sadness will last forever.” ― Vincent van Gogh
  108. “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” ― Vincent Van Gogh
  109. “If I am worth anything later, I am worth something now. For wheat is wheat, even if people think it is a grass in the beginning.” ― Vincent van Gogh
  110. “I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.” ― Vincent van Gogh
  111. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  112. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  113. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  114. “It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” ― Vincent Van Gogh
  115. “I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” ― Vincent Willem van Gogh
  116. “Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all.” ― Vincent Van Gogh
  117. “…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?” ― Vincent Willem van Gogh
  118. “There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” ― Vincent Van Gogh
  119. “I don’t know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.” ― Vincent Van Gogh
  120. “A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke” ― Vincent Van Gogh
  121. “Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.” ― Vincent van Gogh
  122. “If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” ― Vincent Willem van Gogh
  123. “I put my heart and soul into my work, and I have lost my mind in the process.” ― Vincent Willem van Gogh
  124. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  125. Fleur
  126. Fleur
  127. Fleur
  128. Fleur
  129. Fleur
  130. Fleur
  131. Fleur
  132. Fleur
  133. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  134. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  135. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  136. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  137. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  138. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  139. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  140. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  141. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  142. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  143. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  144. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  145. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  146. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  147. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  148. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  149. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  150. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  151. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  152. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  153. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  154. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  155. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  156. Cactus & Tropicals in Salt Lake City, Utah
  157. “Lill”
  158. “Lill”
  159. “Lill”
  160. “Lill”
  161. “Lill”
  162. “Lill”
  163. “Lill”
  164. “Lill”
  165. “Lill”
  166. “Lill”
  167. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  168. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  169. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  170. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  171. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  172. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  173. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  174. Hiking Waterfall Loop Trail in Russian Gulch State Park in Mendocino, California
  175. Hiking Waterfall Loop Trail in Russian Gulch State Park in Mendocino, California
  176. Hiking Waterfall Loop Trail in Russian Gulch State Park in Mendocino, California
  177. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  178. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  179. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  180. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  181. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  182. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  183. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  184. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  185. Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
  186. Hiking Waterfall Loop Trail in Russian Gulch State Park in Mendocino, California
  187. Hiking Waterfall Loop Trail in Russian Gulch State Park in Mendocino, California
  188. Hiking Waterfall Loop Trail in Russian Gulch State Park in Mendocino, California
  189. Hiking Waterfall Loop Trail in Russian Gulch State Park in Mendocino, California
  190. Hiking Waterfall Loop Trail in Russian Gulch State Park in Mendocino, California
  191. Hiking Waterfall Loop Trail in Russian Gulch State Park in Mendocino, California
  192. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  193. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  194. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  195. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  196. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  197. Fiore
  198. Fiore
  199. Fiore
  200. Fiore
  201. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  202. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  203. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  204. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  205. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  206. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  207. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  208. Lule
  209. Lule
  210. Lule
  211. Lule
  212. Lule
  213. Lule
  214. Lule
  215. Lule
  216. Lule
  217. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  218. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  219. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  220. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  221. Gorgeous Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  222. Gorgeous Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  223. Gorgeous Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  224. Gorgeous Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  225. Gorgeous Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  226. Gorgeous Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  227. Gorgeous Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  228. Gorgeous Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  229. Gorgeous Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  230. Gorgeous Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  231. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  232. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  233. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  234. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  235. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  236. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  237. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  238. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  239. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  240. Flower of the Day for September 2, 2021
  241. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  242. Flos
  243. Flos
  244. Flos
  245. Flos
  246. Flos
  247. Flos
  248. Flos
  249. Flos
  250. Flos
  251. Flos
  252. Flos
  253. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  254. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  255. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  256. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  257. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  258. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  259. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  260. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  261. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  262. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  263. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  264. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  265. Bloem
  266. Bloem
  267. Bloem
  268. Bloem
  269. Bloem
  270. Bloem
  271. Bloem
  272. Bloem
  273. Bloem
  274. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  275. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  276. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  277. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  278. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  279. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  280. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  281. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  282. Flowers in Mendocino, California
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  289. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  290. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  291. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  292. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  293. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  294. Flowers in Mendocino, California
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  300. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  301. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  302. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  303. Flowers in Mendocino, California
  304. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  305. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  306. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  307. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  308. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  309. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  310. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  311. פֶּרַח
  312. פֶּרַח
  313. פֶּרַח
  314. פֶּרַח
  315. פֶּרַח
  316. פֶּרַח
  317. פֶּרַח
  318. פֶּרַח
  319. פֶּרַח
  320. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  321. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  322. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  323. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  324. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  325. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  326. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  327. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  328. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  329. “Comedy aims at representing men as worse, Tragedy as better than in actual life.” ― Aristotle, Poetics
  330. “youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.” ― Aristotle
  331. “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” ― Aristotle
  332. “Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.” ― Aristotle
  333. “A friend is a second self.” ― Aristotle
  334. “Through discipline comes freedom.” ― Aristotle
  335. “The secret to humor is surprise.” ― Aristotle
  336. “We make war that we may live in peace.” ― Aristotle
  337. “Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy.” ― Aristotle
  338. “Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.” ― Aristotle
  339. “All persons ought to endeavor to follow what is right, and not what is established.” ― Aristotle
  340. “Happiness is a state of activity.” ― Aristotle
  341. “Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.” ― Aristotle
  342. “Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.” ― Aristotle
  343. “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” ― Aristotle
  344. “Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your vocation.” ― Aristotle
  345. “Wise men speak when they have something to say, fools speak because they have to say something” ― Aristotle
  346. “All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.” ― Aristotle
  347. “Nature does nothing uselessly.” ― Aristotle, Politics
  348. “All men by nature desire to know.” ― Aristotle, Metaphysics
  349. “Wit is educated insolence.” ― Aristotle
  350. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  351. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  352. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  353. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  354. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  355. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  356. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  357. “Every twenty years I reinvent myself.” – Wahana Vellutini.
  358. “Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods.” ― Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics
  359. “He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.” ― Aristotle
  360. “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
  361. “To accept some idea of truth without experiencing it is like a painting of a cake on paper which you cannot eat.” – Suzuki Roshi
  362. “All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.” – Eckhart Tolle
  363. “Each morning, we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” ― Buddha
  364. “Awareness is the greatest agent for change.”– Eckhart Tolle
  365. “The noble-minded are calm and steady. Little people are forever fussing and fretting.” Confucius
  366. “When thoughts arise, then do all things arise. When thoughts vanish, then do all things vanish.” Huang Po
  367. “Let go, or be dragged.” Zen Proverb
  368. “The practice of Zen is forgetting the self in the act of uniting with something.”– Koun Yamada
  369. “Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine.”– Shunryu Suzuki
  370. “Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft can you be extremely hard and strong.”– Zen Proverb
  371. “The feeling that any task is a nuisance will soon disappear if it is done in mindfulness.” – Thich Nhat Hahn
  372. “To think in terms of either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth. The problem is to see reality as it is.” – Thich Nhat Hạnh
  373. “When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” Lao Tzu
  374. 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.”
  375. “Throughout this life, you can never be certain of living long enough to take another breath.”- Huang Po
  376. “Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.” – Jack Kornfield
  377. keep·ing /ˈkēpiNG/ the action of owning, maintaining, or protecting something.
  378. Red Cactus Flower at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden
  379. Flower of the Day for August 8, 2021
  380. Flower of the Day for August 6, 2021
  381. foam /fōm/ a mass of small bubbles formed on or in liquid, typically by agitation or fermentation.
  382. Purple Flower at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden
  383. Flower of the Day for July 31, 2021
  384. Flower of the Day for August 1, 2021
  385. Flower of the Day for August 2, 2021
  386. Flower of the Day for August 5, 2021
  387. Shades of Red at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  388. Midweek Monochrome: At Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  389. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  390. Flower
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  399. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  400. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  401. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  402. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  403. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  404. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  405. Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon
  406. ob·liv·i·ous /əˈblivēəs/ not aware of or not concerned about what is happening around one.
  407. SCHMO /SHmō/ a stupid person a hypothetical ordinary man.
  408. o·ver /ˈōvər/ extending directly upward from.
  409. Red Roses at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  410. cur·va·ceous having an attractively curved shape (used especially of a woman or a woman’s figure).
  411. re·al /ˈrē(ə)l/ actually existing as a thing or occurring in fact; not imagined or supposed.
  412. Flower of the Day for July 29, 2021
  413. Three Delicate Flowers in a Row at Russian Gulch State Park, California
  414. Purple Flower at Duncan Gardens in Spokane, Washington
  415. “There’s a crack (or cracks) in everyone…that’s how the light of God gets in.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
  416. Early July at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  417. “To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything
  418. Early July at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  419. Early July at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  420. Duncan Garden in Spokane, Washington
  421. Duncan Garden in Spokane, Washington
  422. Duncan Garden in Spokane, Washington
  423. Duncan Garden in Spokane, Washington
  424. Duncan Garden in Spokane, Washington
  425. Duncan Garden in Spokane, Washington
  426. Duncan Garden in Spokane, Washington
  427. Flower of the Day for August 4, 2021
  428. Flower of the Day for July 27, 2021
  429. “Yellow is the perceived color of sunshine. It is associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy.” – Marcia Moses
  430. “There is no blue without yellow and without orange.” – Vincent Van Gogh
  431. “In the world of safe hues, like black, red and white, yellow shouts: ‘Look at me. I’m happy!’” – Joy Sewing
  432. “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
  433. Flower of the Day for August 8, 2021
  434. moot /mo͞ot/ subject to debate, dispute, or uncertainty.
  435. ex·pose /ikˈspōz/ make (something) visible by uncovering it.
  436. Purple Rain(drops)
  437. o·ver·due /ˌōvərˈd(y)o͞o/ not having arrived, happened, or been done by the expected time.
  438. Cell Phone Sunday: Rose Edition
  439. Roses, Raindrops, and Red
  440. orange — a color between red and yellow
  441. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  442. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  443. Rose
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  455. “The most important point is to accept yourself and stand on your two feet.” ― Shunryu Suzuki
  456. “What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favourite day,” said Pooh. – A. A Milne
  457. “The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” – Thich Nhat Hahn
  458. “Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.” – Sonia Ricotti
  459. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha
  460. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  461. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  462. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  463. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  464. “If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. That is very serious!”- Thich Nhat Hanh
  465. “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
  466. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  467. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
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  471. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  472. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  473. “Respect life, revere life. There is nothing more holy than life, nothing more divine than life.” ― Unknown
  474. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  475. “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
  476. Kwiat
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  480. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  481. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  482. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  483. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  484. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  485. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  486. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  487. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  488. Late July at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  489. “Yellow is not an in-between color, you’re either all in or you’re not.” – Mobolaji Dawodu
  490. “Yellow is vagueness and luminousness, both.” – Alexander Theroux
  491. Tiny Blue Flower at Russian Gulch State Park, Northern California
  492. “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
  493. Early July at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  494. Flower of the Day for July 26, 2021 at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden
  495. Frosty Leaves
  496. “One of the risks of appearing in public is the likelihood of being photographed.” ― Diane Arbus
  497. “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
  498. “…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
  499. “The discouragement masquerades as the impossibility.” ― Diane Arbus
  500. “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
  501. Flower of the Day for July 4, 2021
  502. Zieds
  503. Zieds
  504. Zieds
  505. Zieds
  506. Zieds
  507. Zieds
  508. Zieds
  509. Zieds
  510. Zieds
  511. Zieds
  512. Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington
  513. Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington
  514. Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington
  515. Missing Petals in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  516. July 5, 2021 Flower of the Day
  517. “Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding” ― Diane Arbus
  518. “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
  519. Beautiful Orange Petals at Manito Park in Spokane
  520. “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
  521. Up Close: At the Portland International Rose Test Garden
  522. Flora at Headlands State Park in Mendocino, California
  523. Flora at Headlands State Park in Mendocino, California
  524. “A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.” ― Diane Arbus
  525. “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
  526. “My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” ― Diane Arbus
  527. “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
  528. July 9, 2021 Flower of the Day: Flora at Headlands State Park in Mendocino, California
  529. Flora at Headlands State Park in Mendocino, California
  530. July 10, 2021 Flower of the Day: Mendocino, California
  531. Flora of Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  532. Flora of Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  533. Flora of Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  534. Flora of Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  535. re·deem /rəˈdēm/ compensate for the faults or bad aspects of (something).
  536. cal·um·ny /ˈkaləmnē/ the making of false and defamatory statements about someone in order to damage their reputation; slander.
  537. Flora of Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  538. Spring Flowers in the Pacific Northwest
  539. The LA Flowers Market
  540. Friday {wild} Flowers
  541. Hrodheid
  542. Hrodheid
  543. Hrodheid
  544. Hrodheid
  545. Hrodheid
  546. Hrodheid
  547. Seattle Flower Market
  548. Early August Wildflowers on the Noble Knob Trail in Washington State
  549. A Morning at the LA Flower Market is a Morning Well Spent
  550. ”When in doubt, add flowers.” — Unknown
  551. Poppy 4/5
  552. The LA Flower Market
  553. The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco
  554. The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco
  555. Seattle Flower Market
  556. The LA Flower Market
  557. Pink Roses
  558. “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
  559. “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
  560. “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
  561. “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
  562. “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
  563. “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
  564. “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
  565. “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
  566. “Who we are now is all that really matters.” ― Amy Joy, The Academie
  567. “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
  568. “Stay in the center, and you will be ready to move in any direction.” ― Alan W. Watts
  569. “If you are unable to find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?” ― Dogen
  570. Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  571. Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  572. Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  573. Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  574. Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  575. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  576. 38884. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  577. Yellow Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  578. Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  579. Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  580. Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  581. Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  582. Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  583. “You’re looking really sharp.”
  584. “Say hello to my little succulent friends.”
  585. “My life would totally succ without you.”
  586. “I guess I’m a succulent mom now.”
  587. “‘You have too many succulents,’ said no one ever.”
  588. “Another day, another succulent purchase.”
  589. “Can’t keep my plants to myself.”
  590. “Cactus makes perfect.”
  591. “I promise I’ll never forget to water you.”
  592. “Sorry, I can’t. I’m hanging with my plants.”
  593. “I’ve never met a succulent I didn’t like.”
  594. “You’re pretty fly for a little cacti.”
  595. “I’m now taking name suggestions for my new succulent.”
  596. “I found my happy place. It’s filled with succulents.”
  597. Flower of the Day for July 28, 2021
  598. “I might like plants more than people.”
  599. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  600. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  601. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  602. International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  603. “Home is where the succulents are.”
  604. “It’s not easy being so tiny and green.”
  605. “Oh, the places you will grow.”
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  615. “TBH, I think there’s still room in here for more succulents.”
  616. “I like to take long walks down the succulent aisle.”
  617. “Go wherever the succulents are.”
  618. “Dessert with a side of desert-like beings.”
  619. “More escapes into the desert, please.”
  620. “Got a new plant friend today, so it’s safe to say it’s been good.”
  621. “Welcome to the succulent jungle.”
  622. Mid June: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  623. Mid June: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  624. Mid June: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  625. Mid June: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  626. Mid June: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  627. Mid June: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  628. Mid June: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  629. Mid June: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  630. Mid June: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  631. Mid June: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  632. Mid June: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  633. Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  634. Bunches
  635. Poppy 3/5
  636. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  637. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  638. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  639. Looks Like a Mini Tree? At the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  640. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  641. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  642. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  643. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  644. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  645. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  646. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  647. “The world is filled with love-play, from animal lust to sublime compassion.” ― Alan Watts
  648. “Like vanishing dew, a passing apparition or the sudden flash of lightning — already gone — thus should one regard one’s self.” ― Ikkyu
  649. “Where there are humans, You’ll find flies, And Buddhas.” ― Kobayashi Issa
  650. “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”
  651. “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
  652. “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
  653. “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
  654. “The more you know, the less you need.” ― Yvon Chouinard, Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman
  655. “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
  656. “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
  657. “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
  658. “It is easy to believe we are each waves and forget we are also the ocean.” ― Jon J. Muth
  659. “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
  660. “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
  661. “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
  662. “When the mind is exhausted of images, it invents its own.” ― Gary Snyder, Earth House Hold
  663. “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
  664. “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
  665. “Always ask yourself: “What will happen if I say nothing?” ― Kamand Kojouri
  666. “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
  667. “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
  668. “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
  669. “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
  670. “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
  671. “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
  672. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  673. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  674. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  675. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  676. “The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering.”– Ram Dass
  677. Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. ― Dalai Lama
  678. “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
  679. “Have good trust in yourself … not in the One that you think you should be, but in the One that you are.” – Maezumi Roshi
  680. “What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.” Confucius
  681. Smile, breathe and go slowly. ― Thích Nhất Hạnh
  682. “If you realize you have enough, you are truly rich.” ― Lao Tzu
  683. 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
  684. “All that we are, is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.” ― Buddha
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  699. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  700. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  701. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  702. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  703. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  704. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  705. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  706. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  707. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  708. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  709. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  710. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  711. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  712. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  713. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  714. In A Vase: At the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas
  715. “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
  716. “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
  717. “Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.” ― Alan Wilson Watts
  718. “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
  719. “Life is a journey. Time is a river. The door is ajar” ― Jim Butcher, Dead Beat
  720. “I have lived with several Zen masters — all of them cats.” ― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
  721. “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
  722. “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
  723. “The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?” ― Confucius
  724. “It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable.” ― Seneca, The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca: Essays and Letters
  725. “Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that’s exactly the way we want it to be.” ― Bob Dylan
  726. “Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.” ― Meister Eckhart
  727. “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
  728. “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
  729. “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
  730. “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
  731. “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
  732. “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
  733. Mendocino, California
  734. Beautiful Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  735. Beautiful Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  736. Beautiful Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  737. Beautiful Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  738. Beautiful Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  739. Beautiful Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  740. Beautiful Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  741. Beautiful Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  742. Beautiful Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  743. Beautiful Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  744. Beautiful Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  745. Beautiful Flowers at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington
  746. Mendocino, California
  747. Mendocino, California
  748. Mendocino, California
  749. Mendocino, California
  750. Mendocino, California
  751. Mendocino, California
  752. “My process of being inspired is very intuitive. Im constantly following my interest.” — Jeff Koons
  753. Mendocino, California
  754. Mendocino, California
  755. Mendocino, California
  756. Mendocino, California
  757. Mendocino, California
  758. “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
  759. Mendocino, California
  760. Mendocino, California
  761. Mendocino, California
  762. “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
  763. Mendocino, California
  764. “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
  765. “When people make judgments they close all the possibility around them.” — Jeff Koons
  766. Mendocino, California
  767. Mendocino, California
  768. “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
  769. Mendocino, California
  770. “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
  771. Mendocino, California
  772. Mendocino, California
  773. “Painting is so poetic, while sculpture is more logical and scientific and makes you worry about gravity.” ― Damien Hirst
  774. “From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them, and that is eternity.” ― Edvard Munch
  775. “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
  776. “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
  777. “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
  778. “Our poetry is courage, audacity and revolt.” ― Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Manifesti Futuristi
  779. “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
  780. Mendocino, California
  781. “I think about my work every minute of the day.” — Jeff Koons
  782. Mendocino, California
  783. Mendocino, California
  784. Mendocino, California
  785. The Tulip Fields of Skagit County, Washington
  786. The Los Angeles Flower Market
  787. The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco
  788. “Normality is a paved road; It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.” — Vincent van Gogh
  789. “Collaboration has no hierarchy. The Sun collaborates with soil to bring flowers on the earth.” ― Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step
  790. Early August Wildflowers on the Noble Knob Trail in Washington State
  791. “Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…” ― Susan Polis Schutz
  792. Flower of the Day At Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois
  793. Flower of the Day: At the United States Botanic Garden
  794. “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” — Henri Matisse
  795. “The earth laughs in flowers.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  796. Flower of the Day Taken at Pratt Mountain in Washington State
  797. Stopping and Smelling the Flowers: Early August Wildflowers on the Noble Knob Trail in Washington State
  798. Flower of the Day: July 8, 2019–Bright and Colorful
  799. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  800. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  801. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  802. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  803. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  804. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  805. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  806. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  807. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  808. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  809. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  810. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  811. Black and White: Roses in Bloom at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon
  812. Flower of the Day (All Caught Up)
  813. Orange and Pink: Orange Flower, Pink Shoes
  814. Colorful Roses at the Los Angeles Flower Market
  815. Flower of the Day: July 10, 2019-Shining Bright
  816. Flower Power: A Whole Lot of Beautiful Purple
  817. Flower of the Day in Laguna Beach, California
  818. Flower of the Day: Beautiful Mural in Dallas, Texas
  819. At the Los Angeles Flower Market
  820. Tender Moments: Stopping to Smell the Flowers
  821. Flower of the Day-All Caught Up!
  822. Flower of the Day in San Diego State Historic Park
  823. San Francisco Flower Market
  824. Flower of the Day in the Miraflores District of Lima, Peru
  825. Roses: Rainbow Roses at the LA Flower Market
  826. Flower of the Day (Catch UP)
  827. Flower of the Day: August 16, 2019
  828. Sunflowers At the Los Angeles Flower Market
  829. Buttoned Up at the LA Flower Market
  830. Flower
  831. Yellow at the LA Flower Market
  832. Flower of the Day
  833. Frosty Blue Flowers
  834. Flower of the Day
  835. Flower of the Day: June 16, 2019–Purple Vein
  836. Flower of the Day
  837. Lateran Flower
  838. Flower of the Day
  839. Textures: Dried Flowers
  840. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  841. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  842. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  843. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  844. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  845. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  846. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  847. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  848. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  849. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  850. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  851. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  852. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  853. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  854. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  855. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  856. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  857. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  858. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  859. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  860. Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon
  861. Flower of the Day
  862. At the Los Angeles Flower Market
  863. Green: LA Flower Market
  864. Flower of the Day
  865. “A weed is but an unloved flower.” ― Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  866. Flowers and Architecture in Chicago II
  867. Flower of the Day
  868. Flower of the Day
  869. Flower of the Day: June 9, 2019–Yellow Petal Details
  870. Flower of the Day: Tulips
  871. Flower of the Day: June 9, 2019–Rainbow Roses in LA
  872. “Butterflies are self propelled flowers.” ― Robert A. Heinlein
  873. Flower of the Day
  874. Flower of the Day
  875. Flower of the Day: June 13, 2019–Contrasts in Beijing, China
  876. The LA Flower Market
  877. A Morning at the LA Flower Market
  878. 11927. The LA Flower Market
  879. The LA Flower Market
  880. A Study of Yellow Flowers
  881. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  882. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  883. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  884. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  885. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  886. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  887. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  888. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  889. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  890. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  891. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  892. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  893. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  894. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  895. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  896. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  897. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  898. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  899. Brookings Botanical Garden in Brookings, Oregon
  900. Paper Flowers in Sacramento, California
  901. Flè
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  910. Flè
  911. A Study of Yellow Flowers
  912. The LA Flower Market
  913. The LA Flower Market
  914. The LA Flower Market
  915. The LA Flower Market
  916. The LA Flower Market
  917. The LA Flower Market
  918. Stop and Smell the Flowers
  919. Flowers Galore at the LA Flower Market
  920. Spiky Flowers at the LA Flower Market
  921. Flower of the Day
  922. Flower of the Day
  923. The LA Flower Market
  924. The LA Flower Market
  925. The LA Flower Market
  926. Flower of the Day: June 19, 2019–Yellow Wrinkles
  927. The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco
  928. The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco
  929. The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco
  930. The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco
  931. The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco
  932. The LA Flower Market
  933. The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco
  934. “Nothing is ever the same as they said it was.” ― Diane Arbus
  935. “I mean, if you’ve ever spoken to someone with two heads, you know they know something you don’t.” ― Diane Arbus
  936. “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
  937. “If you scrutinize reality closely enough, if in some way you really, really get to it, it becomes fantastic.” ― Diane Arbus
  938. “If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it, I arrange myself.” ― Diane Arbus
  939. “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
  940. “Every Difference is a Likeness too.” ― Diane Arbus
  941. “My favourite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” ― Diane Arbus
  942. “what is ceremonious and curious and commonplace will be legendary.” ― Diane Arbus, Diane Arbus: Monograph
  943. San Francisco Flower Market
  944. Seattle Flower Market
  945. Seattle Flower Market
  946. Seattle Flower Market
  947. Flowers and Architecture, Chicago
  948. Seattle Flower Market
  949. Seattle Flower Market
  950. Seattle Flower Market
  951. Seattle Flower Market
  952. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  953. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  954. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  955. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  956. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  957. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  958. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  959. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  960. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  961. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  962. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  963. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  964. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  965. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  966. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  967. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  968. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  969. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  970. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  971. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  972. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  973. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  974. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  975. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  976. Purple Rose at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
  977. The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco
  978. The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco
  979. San Francisco Flower Market
  980. Pink Star Flowers
  981. San Francisco Flower Market
  982. San Francisco Flower Market
  983. The Los Angeles Flower Market
  984. Flower of the Day: June 26, 2019
  985. Rosa
  986. . Rosa
  987. Rosa
  988. San Francisco Flower Market
  989. San Francisco Flower Market
  990. San Francisco Flower Market
  991. San Francisco Flower Market
  992. San Francisco Flower Market