Flowers and Life

Flowers are a huge part of my summer as I am surrounded by them both domestic and wild.  I share with you some of my photos of flowers and poems from myself as well as thoughts and poems from other authors.  Hope your summer is also filled with the colors that flowers can bring.    

From out of the black she comes   

A flower as bright as a star

Her colours bold and brilliant

She radiates her love afar

- Author Here I Am/Carrie

  sunflower ring of fire (4)



What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! 
It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome.
Are not flowers the stars of the earth, and are not our stars
the flowers of the heaven.
-   A.J. Balfour




It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
- William Carlos Williams




The Earth Laughs in Flowers
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson





Since Iris is the Greek goddess for the Messenger of Love, her sacred
flower is considered the symbol of communication and messages.
Greek men would often plant an iris on the graves of their beloved
women as a tribute to the goddess Iris, whose duty it was to
take the souls of women to the Elysian fields.
-   Hana No Monogatari 





Each flower a soul opening out to nature.

-   Gerald De Nerval




Where flowers bloom so does hope. 




Who would have thought it possible that a tiny little flower
could preoccupy a person so completely that there simply
wasn't room for any other thought....
-   Sophie Scholl




In my garden there is a large place for sentiment.

My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams.

The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful.
-   Abram L. Urban




Flowers are love's truest language.
-   Park Benjamin




If you pass by the colour purple in a field and
don't notice it, God gets real pissed off.
-   Alice Walker

  Geranium purple



Lone and erect, beneath light's primal flood,
A lily!  and pure as any one of you.
-   Mallarme

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Little flower, but if I could understand, what you are,

root and all in all, I should know what God and man is.
-  Tennyson

Marigold boy-o-boy



From the dark she came and into the light she went

Stretching, stretching towards the sun...

she reaches for the heavens above

But grounded to the earth

she always stays.....

-author I Am Here/Carrie


sunflower ring of fire (3)


So to everyone

Good Morning…   Good Afternoon…   Good Night…

Whatever it is to you

I Hope you have a bloomen one….. 



Here I Am/Carrie


Reposted with some slight changes from my blog
Flowers and Life Ocotober 2008
at Windows Live Spaces




Rocket Man said...

Gorgeous shots, Carrie!

Ramblingon said...

The quotes are magnificent and the photos are magnificent. Just a pleasure and a joy to be here to see and read them, my friend. You are so talented.

Beth said...

Absolutely beautiful!! all of the pictures. Thank you so much for sharing them with us all. I especially liked the marigolds as I am living now in the marigold capital of the world.

JennyD said...

Stunning, 100% STUNNING, Carrie! And your own poetry is soooo you. You are the flower, sweetie, and isn't it wonderful that you decided to let us all have a peek into your world. I am enchanted for sure.

(...better be careful. I'm giving serious consideration to packing up my 2 dear cats and myself and moving to your place, lol) xoxoxo

Toodie said...

Wonderful Carrie! I so enjoyed your beautiful photo's and verses.

Happy Flower said...

I do not know how you manage to get the flowers to pose for you but how amazing they behave and smile. Always love the quote 'the Earth laughs in flowers'. Each post seems to suggest a calendar. Thank you for taking time to share your gifts in posts. Big Smiles

Happy Flower said...

Just to mention your box of 'Followers' does not show today at this visit.

Happy Flower said...

Tried to add comment at WLS but could not

Here is text

Hello Carrie, I just came to see if I could add commentary to this WLS. I am able to put words in the box. This is a link to a poem about bluebell: OK don't want to say too much so will now attempt to ADD. Play scary music here

And your Followers now show

Have a great day

Gerry said...

Thanks for sharing all the beautiful flowers!

Sherrilynn said...

Just Beautiful Carrie...Awe inspiring. Big hugs too you.

KD said...

Good luck with the new blog Carrie, I like the slideshow function at top of page. RSS feed subscribed!

Mei said...

Just find your update, still don't know how to add friends to my new blog, someone just stolen one of my pic! :-( Your flower are beautiful... wish i was your neighbour! :-) Mei

Anonymous said...

"You are now leaving Windows Live Spaces to visit Blogspot. Be afraid. Be VERY afraid!"

Yeah, well, I ignored that and came over here anyway :)

WLS has a problem. The "Team" responsible for developing and running it are not "average users". They aren't US. They are a bunch of technogeeks who changed it to suit their purposes without even pausing to consider how it might affect the vast majority of people who actually USE the service.
Hence the Exodus of folks like us.
I mean, when even TECHNOGRAN isn't blogging on Spaces anymore---that tells you something.
So glad you've found a new home here, Carrie.
I think I have found one too...over at Wordpress.
Facebook seems to be okay for keeping up with friends...what they're doing and so forth...and I like MySpace too...for SOME things. Well, mostly I keep my space there because I have this one friend (Linda Godfrey, author of BEAST OF BRAY ROAD and HUNTING THE AMERICAN WEREWOLF etc etc) who won't use anything BUT MySpace.
Stubborn, she is :)
I spent YEARS trying to get her to switch to WLS. Telling her how great WLS was and so on and so forth.
Guess who got the last laugh...

Dianne ... Walking In His Grace said...

I so enjoyed looking at your beautiful flowers through your lens, Carrie. You are so right, It is not the camera we use as much as it is the one using it.:) You do a fabulous job with your camera and it is such a pleasure to be here reading your poems, thoughts and wonderful quotes from different authors.
Dianne :)

DaveOnFidalgo said...

Hello Carrie. Just a note to confirm that I still cannot post a comment on your Spaces site. The Viola adunca in your Flickr stream here also grow wild in my yard. Best, Dave

Blog Quest said...

Hi Carrie, Yes, I kind of rambled in my latest entry. But then it had been awhile and my silliness kind of took over. I still have hope for spaces. Not to mention I can spice up an entry at WLS compared to my generic entries at Blogger. I can remember lighting my stove, summers at the base of Mt. Hood, to warm up. Have a wonderful weekend, Greg PS-You were right I tried to leave a comment at WLS.

Hope said...

Hi Sweetheart.. nice to see you over here.. I am trying to update.. still without the internet.. and am using my son;'s computer.. its hard.. because I feel like am I trespassing.. "smile"
think about you a lot.. and hope that all is well..
soft hugs Hope

God's Girl - Kerrie said...

Hi Carrie, Ohh-La-La... Very Pretty Flowers! Praise the Lord! Carrie, Your blogs be it on WL Spaces or here, are absolutly beautiful!!! You always illuminate and brighten up my world! I don't know whether to cry or smile for you are such a blessing to me. Thank you for the gift of such a beautiful friendship. Thank you for not closing your WL Space so that I may still pop on over and enjoy all you have shared. Precious memories I will forever treasure. Thank you for always remembering me and taking the time to still come and visit my blogs and leave me such encouraging comments. You are very special to me!!! Always thinking of you dear friend! Sending some weekend love and hugs your way. With love and care from Kerrie. xXx

nacotaco said...

Hi Carrie, I love the way you make your pictures...instead of paints you draw with your camera...too bad I can't smell them....take care Carrie =].

Day Dreamer said...

Carrie, you inspire me. Lovely work.

Mei said...

Hi Carrie, if you visit my latest post, you will know what I'm feeling now, some time I really want to know is really we have a GOD up there, he is not fair to some. Want to write a bit more, but its better leave it for you to find out, I am feeling a bit hopeless too... where is all my friend gone... may be they don't know what to say, that is my excuse for myself. Not sure which way to go now... all I want is peace, but it end up like a war! Sorry my comment end up like a moaning blog! Forgive me Carrie. Have a nice weekend, I'll be ok! :-) I'll fight my right to the end. Mei

Lisa RedWillow said...

Carrie.. What a Gorgeous post with all the flower you grow and the words of wisdom . I love each of them or most of them.
Thank you for the gift in the email and thinking of me. Everything is fine. I just am pressed for time. Summer too short. You know.
Enjoy the rest of the day my friend. As soon as the grass drys from the Sun I guess I will be out cutting again. Everything and I mean everything is growing.
Hugs to you

michiko said...

Hi Carrie,
Today I have jogging around on blogg land to visit my friends..I do noticed in here this is a paradise such a gorgeous colors of flowers that make me peaceful mind. Thank you for sharing us. I still need to pruning my roses and hydrangeas..waiting for the sunny day.
Have a great day,

Anonymous said... Have a beautiful, peaceful, relaxing Sunday. With love and care from Kerrie. xXx

Mei said...

Thank you for your comment Carrie, I will get some advice today, it's not a big deal change to another name, I only print what I need for my menu and labels, but I want to find out have she got the right, both the name are difference. It's a tough one, I know... thanks again Carrie, have a great week. Mei

Happy Flower said...

Hello Carrie, just come by to visit. Did try but cannot leave comments at old WLS site. How odd. However, this new blog seems to be working well to showcase your words and images. Big wind storm in YVR yesterday - boats beached, power outages north shore and trees down. Did it get to your area? Also see fire season starts again and hope it is a more merciful summer with less fires. Hope garden going well? Tomatoes out back got too wet this June and are not happening. But most neighbourhood plants look edible. Hope UR well as can be. Oh, local blueberries out :) so leaving a blueberry upside down cake. Big Smiles

Light-In-A-Box said...

Carrie, your photos are fantastic! Nice work...
I love the pics of your property on WLS, what an awesome enviroment to live!!! :-)

michiko said...

Hi Carrie,
I tried pick some special photo...and end up all of them were too good...thank you for sharing with us.
I believes in your gardens make you busir in this time of year?
I loved to be in the garden all days or playing golf:-)
Big Hugs,

Karolyn said...

Hi Carrie,
The flowers in my garden are very important for me too...
This year it is difficult, I travel so much for my job, I missed all the fruit trees blooming, tulips...
Thank you for sharing your flowers,
Take care,

jana said...

Flowers are wonderful and without them the world woudn't be as beautiful.
very nice Carrie!!!!

Kerry said...

Such beautiful flower shots and such wonderful words.