Beauty along the way…

As Copper and I enjoyed our morning walk this morning,

Copper smelling the flowers by Steph

I couldn’t help notice the vibrant blooms along the way. Whether they blossom in our garden or in the neighborhood, they have served as an exceptional balm during this time of sheltering in place. Copper even knows when it’s time to slow down
and smell the flowers…


“Miss Bougainvillea, luxuriant and sturdy,
unaware of her magical attributes.”
Yours truly


“The earth laughs in flowers.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Love is a flower you’ve got to let grow.”
John Lennon


“The flowers of tomorrow are the seeds of today.”


“After women, flowers are the most divine creation.”
πŸ™‚ Christian Dior 


“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.”
Lady Bird Johnson


“Bloom where you are planted.” Anonymous


“But he who dares not grasp the thorn should never 
crave the rose.” Anne Bronte


“Their colors bring infinite joy
as they are cared for with pride.
The thorns do not lessen their beauty –
not one delicate petal is denied.”
Yours truly – an excerpt from one of my poems


“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.”
Theodore Roethke


“Spring has returned. The earth is like a child
who knows poems.”

Rainer Marina Wilke


A Cup of Spring

Miss Spring sips her tea
as we anticipate
her arrival.

She says, β€œBe patient,
I will soon bring you
colors so pleasing

and new life, delightful.
But first, Mr. Winter
must finish acting
out his scene.”

Yours truly

I believe Miss Spring kept her promise and I hope these gorgeous blooms were as soothing to you as they were to me. 

Lauren ❀




48 thoughts on “Beauty along the way…

    1. Thanks, Alison. I know you’re enthralled with this year’s blooms just as much as I am. They exude hope and that’s what we need right now. πŸ™‚ I’m glad you enjoyed the poem, too. πŸ’•

    1. Thanks so much, Miriam. I’m glad you loved this assortment of blossoms and my poem. I love quotes, too, so I thought it’d be fun to include some as well. 🌷

    1. Thanks, Bette! I’m glad you enjoyed this uplifting post. I had hoped it would bring a smile and soothe, especially in these uncertain times. Stay safe. πŸ’—

    1. Thanks, Marina. I thought some blooms would elevate everyone’s spirits. And that quote is fabulous; Mother Earth is poetic if we take time to absorb her messages. πŸ™‚ I’m happy you loved them too. Sending love and hugs! xoxo

    1. Thanks, Audrey. Getting a glimpse of these blooms is one of the many benefits to our walk. πŸ™‚ That bougainvillea just amazes me. We have one at home, but it’s just a baby. We’ll see how it flourishes. And that rose resting on the stone fence is poetic. Stay well. πŸ’

  1. Nice that you have so many flowers in bloom there. Here, just a few are out as it’s been unseasonably cold. We might even get snow tomorrow!

    1. Thanks, Binky, and I can’t imagine snow. Today it’s around 90! But we may get lucky to have a little rain early next week. CA needs it badly. Have a good weekend!

  2. Wow! I needed this – your flowers, the quotes, your prose. John Lennon’s particularly hit me. Love starts as a seed and can bloom into an everlasting garden.

    Your photos are exquisite. xo

    1. Hi Pam, it’s great to see you back and I’m glad you enjoyed this post with all the inspiration. I thought many of us could use some uplifting content. And Copper and I had fun on the walk taking photos along the way. πŸ™‚ I hope you have a good weekend even with all that’s going on. Just know you’re in my thoughts. Hugs. 🌷

      1. Copper is such a big baby and dog love does keep us going. He’s very cuddly and really doesn’t know how cute he is. πŸ₯°

  3. A very welcome and enjoyable post in these trying times Lauren, love the great pictures and the sayings beneath, a refreshing visit.
    Kind regards and best wishes my friend.

    1. Thanks so much, Ian. I’m glad you enjoyed the blooms and quotes and hope they afforded you some peace and comfort. I appreciate your very kind comment. Take care and stay safe…

    1. Thanks so much, Resa! I’m glad you enjoyed and have tulips at least. πŸ™‚ Ironically, our weather has turned gray, too, with a little rain, which we do need. xo

    1. Spring never disappoints, does it, Sue? And my hubby did bring me flowers and two hanging baskets of color for our patio for my special day. Oh, and chocolate, too. πŸ™‚ I hope you were also blessed with blooms and sweets. Sending lots of love and light your way. πŸ’•

    1. Thanks, Betty. For some reason, the blooms are more vibrant this year to me. Probably for obvious reasons. I’m glad you enjoyed this bit of inspiration. Hugs xo

  4. Such a lovely post, Lauren. I loved that you paired the quotes and flowers. Copper is a great companion to share your walk and enjoy the flowers. What more could you ask for! πŸ’•πŸ’•

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