Monday, January 4, 2010

Nature is Imagination itself

Thank you God for Sun and Showers, Thank you for each lovely flower
Thank you for each stately tree, Through all of these you speak to me. unknown author

Count your garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall.
Count your days by the golden hours, don't remember clouds at all.

Count your life by smiles, not tears, and with joy on every birthday.
Count your age by friends, not years.

The teacher was telling the class about plants that have the word "dog" in front of them: dogrose, dogwood, dog violet. She asked the class if they could name another flower with the prefix "dog." Steven raised his hand and said,

"Sure, Miss Jones, a 'collie'flower

Q: "Why did the gardener plant bulbs?
                                   A: "So the worms could see where they were going."

The above photo is the flower pod after the petals fall. It is from a Schefflera Tree in our backyard.
Q: What happened when the gardener accidentally sprayed his spice garden with herbicide instead of pesticide?
A: He ended up just killing thyme


Madeline said...

The pictures of the flowers are gorgeous! Some of them almost look like animals. The first one looked like an insect and the pink one made me think of a fish. Love the jokes. How do you come up with all of this stuff? Great blog, AGAIN! I am finally first at something!
Love ya

Ginny said...

Well, the first time I saw the new picture on your header(a day or so ago)it took my breath away! As much as I loved the other one, this is so stunning! You actually took that picture? It's in your yard?? Is it a bird of paradise flower? I'm not sure if I've got the name quite right. And what a wonderful post for today! The first purple flower-what is it? And the second pastel one-you didn't Photoshop it or anything? It's so georgously pastel pink and blue that it almost looks unnatural. These are stunning.

MedaM said...

Oh, this is another wonderful series of photos! I love them all. But the flower from the first photo is amazing. I’ve never seen it before.
Since there are no any flowers at all and no leaves to fall, it remains me to count my golden hours and not remember clouds at all.LOL
Thanks for sharing this beautiful photos and quotes.

Snapper II said...

Your Blogs get better and better. all I can say is WoW.
You need to put some pics of the hat you are wearing due to the unscheduled cold snap.
Snapper II

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

Beautiful photos!! Great quotes and funny stories!! Love it!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great pictures/borders, Sandra... SO colorful--and something I need to see after going through another day of this horribly cold weather up here.

Funny little jokes... Love the Collie-flower one!!!! ha


Anonymous said...

Love the pictures of flowers.... so colorful. It's a reminder of God's wonderful gifts and that winter is only one of the seasons ... soon to end giving way to another more beautiful and colorful.

SquirrelQueen said...

The flowers are beautiful, bright and very colorful. I really miss summer now! The jokes are great, 'killing Thyme' is too cute.