“And the wind upon its way whispered the boughs of May, And touched the nodding peony flowers to bid them waken.”…..Siegrfied Sassoon

Welcome to a little flower garden therapy on this beautiful May Day. I was out early in the garden today, before dressing, still in my robe. I sat quietly in the solitude and beauty of the garden. It is a lovely way to start the day.

“The earth laughs in flowers”….e.e.cummings

Believing it was the goddess Iris who helped guide women’s souls to heaven, the ancient Greeks planted iris flowers on the graves of their loved ones.

“In the Spring a livelier iris changes on the burnish’d dove;

In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.”….Alfred Lord Tennyson

Love is like a rose. When pressed between two lifetimes, it will last forever……author unknown

“And in my flower-beds, I think, Smile the carnation and the pink.”…..Rupert Brooke

“After all, I don’t see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood.”…..Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“I will pluck the yarrow fair

That more brave shall be my hand

That more warm shall be my lips

That more swift shall be my foot

May I a rock be on land……..From the Carmina Gadelica….old Gaelic Charm

“The scent of honeysuckle hangs in the darkness like the thick glob of sugar at the bottom of a glass of lemonade.”….Erika Robuck

“….orange trumpets call

from the insatiable green–

fanfares of summer…..Agnes Krampe

Hope you enjoyed a respite from your busy life while spending time amongst the flowers.

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