Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Remember To Stop And Smell The Roses

"Flowers are sunshine, food,
 and medicine for the soul."
Luther Burbank

David Austen English Roses

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and give strength
to body and soul.
-John Muir

Hanasaki Farm English Rose Garden
Hanasaki, Japan

"Draw nearer to God and He will draw nearer to You."
James 4:8

Lady Emma Hamilton Roses
David Austen

The best remedy for those who are afraid,
lonely or unhappy is to go outside,
somewhere where they can be quiet
along with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel
that all is as it should be and that
God wishes to see people happy
amidst the simple beauty of nature.
Anne Frank

Pretty pink roses climbing a white fence
Photograph by an Italian Girl in Georgia

All that is sweet, delightful, and amiable in this world,
in the serenity of the air, the fineness of the seasons,
the joy of light, the melody of sounds, the beauty of colors,
the fragrancy of smells, the splendor of our precious stones,
is nothing else but Heaven breaking through the veil of this world,
manifesting itself in such a degree and darting forth in
such variety so much of its own nature.
William Law

Purple roses in bloom at Butchart Gardens
Victoria, British Columbia

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