Calhoun Flowers: Earth Comes Alive Soon (Photos by Bob Weaver & Barb Tingler)

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

Each flower is a soul opening out to nature ~ Gerald De Nerval

Earth laughs in flowers ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers ~ Claude Monet

The temple bell stops but I still hear
the sound coming out of the flowers
~ Basho

Where flowers bloom so does hope ~ Lady Bird Johnson

'Tis my faith that every flower enjoys
the air it breathes!
~ William Wordsworth

Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity ~ John Ruskin

Wildflowers don't care where they grow ~ Dolly Parton

... Bring me the sunflower crazed with the love of light ~ Eugenio Montale

Photo by Barb Tingler