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Flowers--a gift from Nature.Wordless wednesday No.22 (Blog marathon Post 9)

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My good friend Niall gifted me these bulbs when I visited him in October, last year. They bloomed in February this year. What a wonderful gift idea! Thank you Niall!



This was clicked just outside my house on the side-walk. I pass this every day when I walk my daughter to her school.




A close up of the same flowers.

Khalil Gibran put it beautifully when about flowers he said the following

I am a kind word uttered and repeated
By the voice of Nature;
I am a star fallen from the
Blue tent upon the green carpet.
Read the full poem here
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Current mood Video (see right) Love story-Taylor swift

Comments

  1. wonderful pictures... fresh....and lovely piece of words!

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  2. Thanks for beautiful pictures of flowers and beautiful Khalil Gibran poem. Flowers are truly one of the best gifts of nature to man. The great author G B Shaw loved flowers very much and he never plucked them from plants and trees. He said he didn't like to put corpses in his room.

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  3. lovely image to go with a beautiful poem!! Cheerful post indeed!!

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  4. great pics and lovely poem! :D and yeah, a really really great gift idea :)

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  5. Awesome pics :) The bulbs are superb - a great gift idea indeed!!!

    Flowers are nature's way of telling us to always smile :)

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  6. Lovely to see those flowers in full bloom. And nice to see you appreciate it though you see it every other day. Most of us take things around us for granted!

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  7. Nice flowers, nice pic, and a nice poem too! Can you please post a picture with a complete view of the garden in your house? ... I'm just curious :)
    ... and I love the song too :)

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  8. Beautiful flowers and what an amazing poem!

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  9. Ariel: thank U! yes--kahlil Gibran is outstanding indeed.

    MS: My garden isnt anything great :) I am still working on it. It was totally run down with huge wild grass and wild plants when we arrived..Now we just managed to get a tiny patch of lawn and a few flowers--thats all. yes--nice song :)

    RGB: i do notice small things :)

    Nischii: Happy to refresh!

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  10. Palsworld: yes--nice idea indeed :) I agree about nature telling us to smile.

    Mamta: he gave me a sack full! I just had to bury them and they bloom year after year and multiply too!

    Anusha: thank you!

    Durga: thank you!

    Roshan: Wow..novel thought,Never thought of it that way. i love to have flowers in the house though I dont pluck from my garden. i buy them from florist :)

    life begins:Thank you!

    Harman:Thanks!

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  11. Refreshing pics... The flowers look awesome..:)

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  12. Very very pretty flowers....even if one were in a low mood they wd right away cheer them up:-)).

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  13. pretty, pretty just like the owner *cue to roll your eyes!:D

    love the verse!

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  14. great pics and lovely poem!i don,t like it i love it. Pakistan flowers

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  15. i loved the last picture n nice bokeh there...

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