If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom? ~ Khalil Gibran
The earth laughs in flowers ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead ~ Oscar Wilde
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable ~ Joseph Addison
Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities of the world ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’m an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky ~ Audrey Hepburn
I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers ~ Claude Monet
I hate flowers – I paint them because they’re cheaper than models and they don’t move ~ Georgia O’Keeffe
Flowers are happy things~ P. G. Wodehouse
I don’t like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess~ Walt Disney
Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts~ Sigmund Freud
Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path~ Jean Anouilh
Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!~ Sitting Bull
Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them~ A. A. Milne
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair ~Khalil Gibran
Enjoy my photos of a favorite place: gorgeous Biltmore. Check out the two links at the bottom of the photos for more information. And, should you journey to the Asheville, NC area, I highly recommend visiting this historic chateau.
Savor your journeys… real and imagined, near or far.
A favorite spot to visit when in Boise is the incredible Rose Garden in Julia Davis Park. It is convenient to downtown and along the beautiful Green Belt. Definitely worth a visit.
Savor your journeys and always take time to stop and smell the roses.
The Rose Garden at Point Defiance Park has more than 1500 rose bushes, miniature roses, a wishing well and gazebos. The nearby Fuchsia Garden contains more than 125 varieties or upright fuchsias. The Dahlia Trial Garden is spectacular to walk through as the plants reach heights of more than 6 feet.
Benches are about for you to sit amidst the beauty of this oasis.
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The Duck Pond is in the garden area of the Point Defiance Park. On a sunny day, the shade is very welcome. Will have posts/photos of the beautiful Japanese & Rose Gardens. Great way to spend a gorgeous day and in the Pacific Northwest, we take advantage of sunny days.
Savor your journeys ~ near and far ….
When you pay your admission, you receive a welcome map detailing the gardens, collections and walking paths. There are numerous benches, strategically placed, where you can sit and marvel at the natural beauty.
Use the welcome map to plan your journey. Perhaps you will want to explore the Japanese Garden and Koi Pond, the Children’s Garden, the newly designed Rose Garden, the California native plants, the Garden for the Senses, the Living Wall. Or just wander among the magnificence of nature and find your own path.