Friday, September 5, 2014

Floral Friday - a flower quote

Spring really does seem to be just around the corner here ... the birds are singing more loudly and the blossom and leaves are appearing on the trees.

This is my favourite time of the year when the garden seems to wake up after winter. Growing along the side of the roads where I go walking, are some pretty pale yellow freesias. I always pick a little posy to bring home and the scent throughout the house is lovely

How does a pansy for example select the ingredients from the soil to get the right colours for the flower?
Now there's a great miracle. I think there's a supreme power behind all of this. I see it in nature.
~ Clyde Tombaugh

As I have said before, pansies are one of my favourite sweet little flowers... love the smiling faces and the soft velvety petals and all the pretty hues they come in.

Can't believe how fast the week has gone - it is Friday already!
I hope your weekend is all you wish and more


  1. I hope that you have a great floral spring!! xx

  2. What a gorgeous selection of flowers and quotes Carolyn! Your pansies are especially lovely. We're coming upon fall in our part of the world and it's such an exciting time when the seasons begin their transition! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  3. I agree that every flower is a miracle! Spring is my favourite time of the year too - so much beauty everywhere

  4. Dear Carolyn,
    What a beautiful post.. I love the photos of your Pansies. They are such a happy little flower...
    Wishing you a beautiful spring... I am so looking forward to the fall, and hope that cool weather comes my way.

  5. Your pansies are gorgeous friend! I am so excited to see all of your blooms as the earth wakes up by you!!! Happy weekend to you Carolyn!!! Nicole xo

  6. Dearest Carolyn,
    Oh, those sweet pansy faces; they bring so much joy!
    We look forward to a lovely Saturday evening with the Atlanta Pops performing at our theatre; a small symphony orchestra. Every year they are great!
    Wishing you a lovely weekend as well.

  7. I love your pensies, it sounds
    so nice to have springtime.
    Happy weekend

  8. Your pansies are so sweet and a whole bowl of them is like a party! Happy spring to you - love the quote.<3 xo Karen

  9. It's so beautiful
    Spring has spring here too
    Hope you have a lovely weekend xx

  10. Hello Carolyn,

    Oh yes, Spring is such a wonderful time of year. All the promise of the year to come and the fresh energy that seems to fill the air.

    Your Pansies look so pretty. The range of colours us so delightful and, with their painted faces, they always seem cheerful!

  11. Beautiful posting as always.
    Flowers are food for our souls. Autumn is about to present itself here in Canada soon. I hope you have a lovely spring.
    Love Jeanne

  12. Love the quotes you shared Carolyn and also all the flowers, they are truly gorgeous, what colors! Enjoy the spring and the weekend, hugs! xo

  13. It's all such a miracle, isn't it my friend! The way nature selects and gets what it needs (and wants) is beyond my understanding sometimes....but I stand back and watch. Have a glorious day! Anita

  14. Hello Carolyn,
    What lovely pictures. the flowers are gorgeous and I loved the quotes.
    Big hug,

  15. In South Australia, the Prunus trees are just starting to flower, plus like you the freezia's and I do have one flower on my Azalia. I hope the sun shines on you this weekend.
    Hugs Kay

  16. Hi Carolyn....lovely quotes and pansies are such a beautiful little flower! Enjoy the weekend:)
    Anne xx

  17. Sitting outside right now...we have beautiful weather here in Holland ...autumn is in the air....but summer Will stay a little bit longer....;-)))... Lovely!

  18. You have spring and here it`s autumn, but we still have a beautiful weather. The flowers are so sweet and I love the photos.
    Thank you so much for the kind words.

    Hugs from here

  19. I love the two quotes you featured. So nicely said! Hope you have a lovely weekend as well!

  20. Dear Carolyn,
    it's so good to know that there is a place where spring is just around the corner - it's my favourite time, too and I LOVE your pretty pansies! Here we can feel autumn; leaves are getting colours, we had lots of rainy days this week (but today it was warm and sunny and I hope it will be dry tomorrow, too!)
    Sending hugs to you,
    (¸.•´..¸.•´¸.•*´) ¸.•*¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´)

  21. Hi Carolyn, how wonderful that you are approaching spring and the pretty new blooms of the pansies. They are one of my favorites too and I will be planting them here for the fall and winter. They do so well for us through the winter.

    Lovely quotes you share and your photos are beautiful as always.
    Yes this week seemed to fly by and here we are at another weekend and it's September!!

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs and Blessings

  22. Have a beautiful spring weekend dear Carolyn , with milder winds, and the sweet pansies, and lovely freesias on your tables, how wonderful, that you can just bring the freesias home from the road side - lucky you !
    Hugs from Dorthe

  23. My dear Carolyn,
    I am late, but I am here again with some flowers from my garden :O)
    Will come back later and visit all the others too :O)
    Happy weekend, my dear friend!
    Love and hugs,
    Claudia xo

  24. flowers are miracles :) Love all the quotes and I'm so excited for spring myself

  25. Hello dear Carolyn
    Your pansies and freesias are delightful!
    I love how you can pick a posy of freesias on your walk!

    The Longfellow quote is perfect for Spring - "with a laugh and a shout and hands full of flowers"!

    Enjoy your weekend

  26. I love spring and the flowers of spring ! Your photos are beautiful !
    Have a nice weekend :)

  27. You're spring, we're fall. It always fascinates, doesn't it? I LOVE pansies! Those adorable faces.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Carolyn!

  28. Beautiful post, darling!
    Yay spring!


  29. Hello Carolyn, freesias and pansies could anything be more perfect? I’ve always loved pansies, their little 'faces' fascinated me when I was a child. It's going to be a while before we see the spring again, we are just going into autumn. We are having some lovely sunny days and lots of colour in the garden, but I will be glad when springtime comes around again. Have a lovely weekend. Barbara.xx

  30. The quotes are beautiful and so are the pansies!

  31. I wish we have spring too, but we are very close to autumn. Your flowers are so beautiful. Wish you a nice weekend

  32. We are at full summer climate here. It has been sooo hot lately...Spring weather sounds a little better. Hope your Spring is full of beauty like these little flowers. Wishing you a wonderful new week.


  33. 。°°。✿⊱。
    Eu também amo a primavera.
    Amor perfeito é minha flor favorita pelo aroma e pela suavidade das cores.
    Seu post está maravilhoso!!!

    Bom mês de setembro!·..✿✿
    ♪♬♫°。 Boa semana!

  34. Gorgeous quotes. I'm so excited to see the new blossoms in my garden. Those freesias are so full of joy! x

  35. Freesias are one of my favourite flowers and you have selected some beautiful quotes here. Spring is such a special optimistic time. We are heading into autumn and although I love to see all those autumn colours, I'm not looking forward to the shorter days!

  36. Love those quotes and your beautiful pictures, Carolyn - I sense the joy of spring through them. Wish you brilliant sunshine ahead.

  37. So beautiful flowers ....spring is such a wonderful time of year!
    Enjoy it dear Carolyn!
    With love,

  38. Hi Carolyn, thank your for your sweet visit and thank you for your prayers. Spring is truly a season of beauty when the air is filled with sweet scents and variety of colours and blooms. I do see a lot of freesias along the road and I feel tempted to pick them. Enjoy your week.


  39. beautiful flowers, pansies are so pretty

  40. Such lovely flowers, Carolyn. I love the "child" quote, it touched my heart.

    Happy spring to you, and have a beautiful week.


  41. Hi Carolyn, thank you for your comment on my post!

    We had a lovely start to spring in Wellington. Few odd days in between otherwise perfect with plenty of sun. The pansies have such lovely colors! It is amazing how they come in so many of these wonderful colors.

  42. hi carolyn,
    this is a vbeautirful and cute post about the flowers! i like it...
    many greetings

  43. Yeah, Spring time is such a wonderful season. Flowers are blooming everywhere! =)

    Send Flowers and Gifts to Philippines


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