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Monday, April 14, 2014

Our World!!

Spring has arrived so early -- or on time -- everyone is getting excited about attending the Rose Festival and  I'm one of those!! I'm sharing some of my pics from last years festival and hope to be able to share more from this years festival!!! Hope you enjoy!!
Man's heart away from nature becomes hard.  ~Standing Bear
How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!  ~Emily Dickinson,
I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.  ~Henry David Thoreau
Good heavens, of what uncostly material is our earthly happiness composed... if we only knew it.  What incomes have we not had from a flower, and how unfailing are the dividends of the seasons.  ~James Russell Lowell

28 comments:

Betsy Adams said...

Good Morning, Oh My heart... That Rose Festival is AWESOME. I'd love to be there to see it.. Our roses are JUST getting started with new growth.. It will be awhile before we see any blooms... Oh how I love Roses.
Hugs,
Betsy

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Sylvia;
The Rose Festival must have been fantastic♡♡♡ I DO hope you ca enjoy this year as well!.
Your quotes are always great; Loved to read all about the nature♪♪♪

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

TexWisGirl said...

so very lovely!

Mama Zen said...

How beautiful! I would love to go to the Rose Festival!

Karen said...

How lovely! Beautiful views Sylvia!

Kathe W. said...

oh I love the Rose Gardens! I do miss growing roses where we live now! By the way I have your Christmas Cactus all planted up now if you still want it? We will be up in POrtland April 23-29 and I would be happy to meet up with you and bring it to give to you? I just sent you an email- I will send my email address to your email. OK?

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Those are great pics. The rose rosette disease has wiped out the Tulsa Rose Gardens and our rose bushes as well.

Indrani said...

Very beautiful pics and perfect quotes too.

Jo said...

Oh those roses are awesome! And I LOVE your new header! Hope you're really enjoying the spring and the festival. Greetings, Jo

Barb said...

I'm salivating over those roses, Sylvia! More snow here... (I'm dreaming of spring through your photos!)

Carver said...

Wonderful shots from the festival last year. I bet this year will be great too.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and scenic gardens.

Fun60 said...

I would love to have seen that rose festival and admired the colours and scents.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful rose festival shots for OWT and lovely quotes too ~ Love your header photo ~ Happy Week, xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A CreativeHarbor)

Jack said...

A rose festival in April! The rose festival in Hartford is the last Sunday in June. We are so much later up there.

I look forward to this year's photos.

eileeninmd said...

The rose festival looks like a fun time! I can see taking tons of photos too. Enjoy your visit! Lovely images, Have a happy week!!

Christian Weiß said...

Beautiful garden photos.

Photo Cache said...

i love roses. bet the rose festival is so much fun. hope you can show us some photos from that festival.

mick said...

Great photos and beautiful flowers. I can just imagine the perfume! I really like the last photo with the tiny glimpse of the snow capped mountain between the trees.

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous pictures. Your spring is far more advanced than ours. Enjoy the roses!

Reader Wil said...

What a lovely festival! The photos show the power of colours ! Roses are so exceptionally beautiful, more than any other flower.
Have a great week! For us it is the Holy Week.

Indrani said...

Very colorful and happy pics.
Great captures!
Have a great week ahead Sylvia!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

It would be like stepping through the gates of heaven to see this phenomenal display!!!

PS...loved you previous post also..."a quiet moment"

Joe Todd said...

Great post Sylvia.. Still waiting for spring in Ohio..Actually snowing today

magiceye said...

Gorgeous captures all!

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Liz said...

What gorgeous gardens Sylvia!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy Rose Festival! Yay!!!!

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