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“The Earth Laughs in Flowers”

In celebration of all that blossoms in May, I’m posting paintings by the American Impressionist Frederick Carl Frieseke (1874-1939) alongside “flowery” quotes from Emerson, O’Keefe, Okakura and Heine along with a Tennyson poem punctuated by a listening larkspur and a whispering lily. “The earth laughs in flowers.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson “Nobody sees a flower –… Continue reading “The Earth Laughs in Flowers”

Flowers · Nature · Poetry

Butterflies are Self-Propelled Flowers

“Butterflies are not insects . . . They are self-propelled flowers.” — Robert A. Heinlein Psalm 104:10-24 For the Our Daily Bread devotional guide, Dave Branon writes: “Among God’s creatures, the butterfly is one of the most stunningly beautiful! Its gentle flight, colorful wings, and amazing migratory patterns are traits that make the butterfly a… Continue reading Butterflies are Self-Propelled Flowers