Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Flower power

Bougainvillea in my neighbor's garden

"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone 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

16 comments:

Peter said...

A beautiful Bougainvillea (I visited Bougainville's grave the other day; I believe you saw my post) to illustrate a beautiful quote by someone who could not see the nature anymore! A very nice post!

isabella said...

Thank you, my Swedish night owl ;-)
Now shoo, go off to bed...

Chris said...

When I was in FM over the weekend, I noticed all of the bougainvillea all over the city. . . .I was particularly impressed that it was growing in the median of major roads. I tried to grow it in Las Vegas, but it was way too hot there. . . .

Olivier said...

les fleurs de ton voisin sont tres belles, et merci pour cette citation d'Anne Frank

The flowers from your neighbor are very beautiful, and thank you for this quote from Anne Frank

Glenn Standish said...

Beautiful flowers Isabella. By the way...great BIG congratulations. You guessed correctly in our Crying Child competition. It was indeed Patrick when he was 3!

Please can you visit Toruń Daily Photo today and choose your favourite photo that you would like as an A4 glossy poster.

Then email us your choice and postal address to glennstandish@yahoo.com and we will pop the poster in the post to you! It's as simple as that!

oldmanlincoln said...

I see you won the Torun poster. Nice work.

I like the flowers you portray so well. Nice shots.

oldmanlincoln

Kate said...

It's interesting that you used that particular quote with your lovely photo because whenever I think of Anne Frank I associate her with dark, grim images. This is so much better!!

Frank said...

Flower Power, that brings back memories...
Oh wait, many of those memories were pharmaceutically produced so maybe they're not real.
Who cares, your picture is great and my memories are just fine. :-)

Gwen said...

I really like the bougainvillea too, especially with it blooming in such different colors, its such a bright, sunshiny, colorful plant. Except when you see property owners trimming it back into those funny square block shapes.Then it doesn't bloom :)

Nikon said...

Beautiful color on a sunny day.
Without sounding presumtuous, I can relate to that quote.

Marie said...

The photo is beautiful. The text by Anne Frank is very moving as we know she was kept inside a tiny room for years. I agree with her. I need to walk by myself in the countryside, very often. I really need it.

Jilly said...

Anne Frank was so right. Just being with nature puts us right.

Lovely photo. My bougainvillea, same colour, died - lack of water I think but it is tucked away a bit and with our lack of rain, perhaps not surprising.

The 'posh' gardeners down here don't like it, you know - consider it a bit of a weed. Aren't they silly? To me bougainvillea has always given me a picture of the Riviera, Florida, California, Sydney and so on. It's such a wonderfully exhuberant plant but mind those thorns!

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi dearest Isabella,
Great flowers I love them!

how are you doing? enjoying the sun? We are having the winter coming up soon, is half cold half warm, it all depends, so I love to see your sunny blog, are you busy last days? I ask becuse I did not see you, I was busy anyhow so I know the feeling!

Enjoy the sun my dear friend:)

Dsole said...

I really love those words, very appropiate.
Have a great time Isabella! your pics are sunny lately so I think you're haveng such a nice time there! :)

Sonia said...

Wonderful Bougainvillea! The garden looks nice too!

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