~Some beautiful season’s quotes~

"Even in summer’s tedium
my heart is moved;
The moon mirrored
in the dewdrops
on four hydrangea petals.”
~Fujiwara Shunzei  (藤原俊成:1114-1204 )
" Hydrangeas adorn
the little woodland garden -
a splendid parlor!”
~Matsuo Bashō (松尾芭蕉:  1644-94):
"Hydrangeas – pale blue
like the hemp cloth
of summer kimono.”
~Matsuo Bashō (松尾芭蕉:  1644-94):

“I should like to make… a sonnet upon the lasting bloom of a hydrainger.” That’s right, hydrainger!
~Laura, or the Orphan: A Novel by Mrs. Burton in 1797: 
"Two wooden tubs of blue hydrangeas stand at the foot of the stone steps.
The sky is a blue gum streaked with rose. The trees are black.
The grackles crack their throats of bone in the smooth air.
Moisture and heat have swollen the garden into a slum of bloom.
Pardie! Summer is like a fat beast, sleepy in mildew….”
~Wallace Stevens
"He called hydrangeas purple. And they were.
Not fixed and deadly, (like a curving line
That merely makes a ring).
It was a purple changeable to see.
And so hydrangeas came to be.”
~Wallace Stevens – first stanza of Anecdote of the Abnormal
"Hydrangeas pale blue in the rainblue in the moonlight"
~Masaoka Shiki
…what are you growing in your garden, on your table, kitchen, scrap room or around you?













"Whether the weather be fine
Or whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot,
We’ll weather the weather
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not.”
~ Unknown ~
“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
"Love Accepts, Behaves, Cheers, Defends, Enriches, Forgives, Grows, and Helps.
Love Includes, Joins, Kneels, Listens, Motivates, Notices, Overlooks, and Provides.
Love Quiets, Respects, Surprises, Tries, Understands, Volunteers, Warms, eXpects, and Yields.
Love in action adds Zip in our life.”
~ Stan Michaiski ~ 
I hope you did had a good Sunday as me!
Good Night!!

~A magical Saturday~
I love Saturdays… have I mentioned that before? Oh yes, I’ve said it a million times before and I’ll probably say it a million more. But what can I do? Saturdays, like this, bestow opulence and magic upon the earth, and I love every minute of every hour of every Saturday…. and this Saturday of june is especially magical…. It truly is!
This and that on a lovely Saturday!
I’ve been wondering what you’ll do on such a lovely day as this. I’ve been busy busy… resting and praising the Creator of all things…
and dreaming in my rose-filled little world…
I often find myself lingering over such elusive experiences as dreams. You? What would Heaven be? This. A garden. Roses. You!

Wishing you a Magical Saturday!

"Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem or saying a prayer." 
~Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  “Named for the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris indeed comes in a rainbow of colors and in many heights. All have the classic, impossibly intricate flowers. The flowers are constructed with three upright “standard” petals and three drooping “fall” petals, which are often different colors.”
"Since Iris is the Greek goddess for the Messenger of Love, her sacred flower is considered the symbol of communication and messages.  Greek men would often plant an iris on the graves of their beloved women as a tribute to the goddess Iris, whose duty it was to take the souls of women to the Elysian fields."   
~Hana No Monogatari: The Stories of Flowers

"Lilies of all kinds,
The flower-de-luce being one!”
~William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale (c. 1610-11), Act IV, scene 4, line 126.

"And nearer to the river’s trembling edge
There grew broad flag-flowers, purple, prankt with white;
And starry river buds among the sedge;
And floating water-lilies, broad and bright.”
~Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Question, reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 275.
"O flower-de-luce, bloom on, and let the river
Linger to kiss thy feet!
O flower of song, bloom on, and make forever
The world more fair and sweet.”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Flower-de-Luce, Stanza 8; reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 282.
"Born in the purple, born to joy and pleasance,
Thou dost not toil nor spin,
But makest glad and radiant with thy presence
The meadow and the lin.”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Flower-de-Luce, Stanza 3; reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 282.
"Thou art the Iris, fair among the fairest,
Who, armed with golden rod
And winged with the celestial azure, bearest
The message of some God.”
-  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Iris 
"You see things; and you say, "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?" 
~George Bernard Shaw
Wishing you a happy Weekend ahead!

"The greatest poem ever known
Is one all poets have outgrown:
The poetry, innate, untold,
Of being only four years old.”
~Christopher Morley
 ”I’d give all wealth that years have piled,
The slow result of Life’s decay,
To be once more a little child
For one bright summer day.”
~Lewis Carroll
"The appearance of things change according to the emotions, and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves."

~Kahlil Gibran
"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything."
~ Plato
"Nature always wears the colors of the spirit"
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Even the prettiest flower will die one day. It’s nature’s way of teaching us that nothing lasts forever"

"If I lose my magic, that means I’ve lost absolutely everything."
"Without even thinking about it, I used to be able to fly. Now I’m trying to look inside myself and find out how I did it."
 ”I’m going to put my paws together and pray that you’re not serious! “
"We each need to find our own inspiration, Kiki. Sometimes it’s not easy."
"All right, first: don’t panic! Second: don’t panic! And third: did I mention not to panic?"
Kiki’s Delivery Service, a sweet little film about a young witch who lives in the big town, on her own, using her magical powers to get about, with her best kitty friend (and best on screen cat) Jiji who joins in the fun.There are a lot of themes and messages going on in this film, that address a variety of issues and topics, but if you’re not one for indepth analysis whilst watching, you can ignore all that and still enjoy this film, as it’s pretty easy going, much like a fair few in the Studio Ghibli catalog of films. It’s a nice film, especially for Jiji the cat :)
I Love this cat!
"Smile so we can make a good impression."

~Roses & an enchanted world~
It is magical… Every time, every year!
Roses roses roses, indescribable gorgeous marvelous roses…
A bridge to heaven
An enchanted world
And I love it!
The garden is an enchanted place these days. Every hour is a new bird, a new song, a new sprout, new blossom… the soften ground, the sweet smells of things growing, life unfurling—predictable things…. unpredictable happenings—things that always, always, know how to enchant and take your breath away.
 Trees that time ago looked dead are suddenly laden with leaves, the flowering trees come back to life; It is a rebirth, a new beginning… And then how good to watch the inanimate world starts to wake up.
 Love, joy, peace, mirth and all the good vital forces are about us just as the atmosphere… The beauty here is astonishing. There is nothing out of place nothing more lovely more constant and delicate and vital… and the sound of wings… birds? Angels? Floats down to me; but else there is nothing but a great, sun-flooded garden. My little heavens on earth… for now.
"Monday is a fresh start. It’s never too late to dig in and begin a new journey of success."
~ Unknown 

~Welcome June~

June… this is the month of June.  Month of enchantment…
Sunshine, quietude, brightness, contentment—like magical drops falling from heaven; showering my soul with many blessings. And this extraordinarily awesome brightness surrounding everything; enfolding me; pleasing the earth with joy and peacefulness and harmony.
Oh, it is definitely June… 
The earth… the earth is heavenly overflowing with the presence of Magic.
Every single warm, beautiful, generously giving light on our fair planet is reposing on my shoulders; brightening my eyes as it cleanses and purifies my soul and showers me with serenity and freedom, as it reconciles my soul with a broken self.
 I love the month of June.   
Love its brightness and gentleness, love the miracle of life; brought forth with such power from apparent death by this inexplicable and almighty creative force. My mouth lacks words to express my feelings; thoughts cannot stretch enough beyond logic and comprehension… for this amazing power is beyond all comprehension. So I just sit back and accept it. Accept all the colors and scents and rose petals beauty and trails of rock and dust and iridescent wings and every wisps of fairies and creatures with hoof-like feet and the such that the month of June brings.
It is magic.  It is magical! 
 Are you this crazy in love with this time of year? I am I am!
Welcome, June!

" It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes
And pleasant scents the noses.”
~Nathaniel Parker Willis, The Month of June.
"And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days."
~James Russell Lowell
"There are moments, above all on June evenings, when the lakes that hold our moons are sucked into the earth, and nothing is left but wine and the touch of a hand."
~Charles Morgan 
"I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always june."
~ L M Montgomery quotes  
"If a june night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance."
~ Bern Williams quotes