Saturday, June 13, 2009

Unpretentious Beauty

A couple of years ago this plant was not doing so well on the outside of the fence, so, I moved it. Last year, there were no blooms but this morning, it presented a lovely surprise; and beautiful it is! Along with some, (what I think to be great shots) are some nice quotes to go with the photos.


Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It's not a physical thing. ~Sophia Loren


When you look closely people are so strange and so complicated that they're actually beautiful.


The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart.


For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it. ~ Ivan Panin


By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flowers. ~Tagore

Perhaps, when we feel we are stagnant, going nowhere - we just need to be transplanted?

18 comments:

Poppy said...

Transplantation often helps :) The flowers are beautiful! I wish I'd have more sense for gardening ... :)

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Hello, Poppy! If anything grows or blooms for me, it has nothing to do with my gardening ability - it's all purely accidental.

Thanks for adding me.:)

Have a wonderful weekend!

P.S. I'm still loving that name!

down and out chic said...

unpretentious beauty is exactly what i need right now.
thank you.

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

It's the simple things in life that are truly beautiful. And thank you! Hope you're having a weekend as beautiful as you. xo

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Hello gorgeousss...
love the Sophia Loren's quote!
You have a lovely weekend darrrling! ~XO*

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Hello Beautiful! Thanks for taking time out to stop by. I know you are busy traveling. Keep on enjoying your trip!!

xoxo

Minka said...

Lovely photos, lovely quotes, lovely post! Have a lovely day!

Poppy said...

I love these, by the way ... http://yannickdecosse.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/exotic-flower.jpg If I ever have time & space to plant them I'll try because I love them. :)

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Hello Minka, Thanks for the lovely words. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, and, taking time to rest up from your trip. xo

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Poppy, that is called "Bird of Paradise". I have never seen this grown in my part of the country, doesn't mean they aren't. I think though, they are a tropical flower. I am sure they can be grown under the right conditions. Plants and flowers have to be maintenance free for me to grow them. I either do not take care of them enough, or, I smother them. Be sure you let me know if you do, and how they do. :)

namaki said...

The quote I love the most is the last one ! How true ... sometimes I do feel I need to be transplanted somewhere !!!

Anthony said...

So, WHAT is this flower called, Six? It's very beautiful! Wish we had a lovely garden like yours... I'd hang out in it ALL the time!

The few plants that we DO have are succulents, mainly out of practicality because we rarely ever think to water them. So, drought-tolerant plants are how we roll!

Great quotes, as usual. My fave is the Sophia Loren one. Soooo true!

Anthony said...

Me, again!
I just noticed "Lily" amongst the labels for this post, so I guess that's my answer. Duh!

My flower knowledge leaves a LOT to be desired...

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Well what a profound and poetic little lilly she is!

Great post!!

Pop and Ice said...

It truly is a gorgeous bloom! I keep encouraging my day lilies to bloom, but I think a move is in order as they haven't favored me with their presence in the last 3 years....

Kotori said...

What beautiful images - such a gorgeous surprise to find waiting for you... and I love those quotes!

The Cottage Cheese said...

These shots really brighten my day. You garden is just beautiful! I love daylilies. And such beautiful words to go along with them...

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE these photos... ORANGE is FAB!!!