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Wednesday Whimsy Flower Girls

025Continuing on with my general theme of Spring and flowers, here are a series of Victorian trade (advertising) cards that feature delightful ladies perched a bit precariously on flower stems!

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions. Chanakya

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. Henri Matisse

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. Luther Burbank

Earth laughs in flowers. Ralph Waldo Emerson027

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. A. A. Milne

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

The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful
bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.
Auguste Rodin

How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold. William Wordsworth

029It’s so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that’s what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower Is to bloom. Alice Walker

How can you consider flower power outdated? The essence of my lyrics is the desire for peace and harmony. That’s all anyone has ever wanted. How could it become outdated? Robert Plant

The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition. Honore de Balzac

By means of microscopic observation and astronomical projection the lotus flower can become the foundation for an entire theory of the universe and an agent whereby we may perceive Truth. Yukio Mishima

The fact that the colors in the flower have evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is 030interesting; that means insects can see the colors. That adds a question: does this aesthetic sense we have also exist in lower forms of life? Richard P. Feynman

When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole. William Makepeace Thackeray

Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you’ve got to let it grow. John Lennon032

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