Sunday, June 10, 2012

Consider the flowers

Sundance Daisy (Such a fitting name)

So many artists and writers have been influenced by the beauty of flowers:

Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity. 
~John Ruskin

Blue flax

 I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. 
~Claude Monet

Columbine; remind me of star bursts.

Flowers open every night
across the sky, a breathing peace,
and sudden flame catching.

~ Rumi

Lavender Penstemon

Still, there's always another point of view:

 I hate flowers. I only paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move.
~ Georgia O'Keeffe


Anonymous said...

Love this, Mary....and espcially Georgia O'Keeffe's quote:-)

Anonymous said...

Love this, Mary....and espcially Georgia O'Keeffe's quote:-)

Barbara Herrick said...

These are so delicate and so lovely. Wonderful work.

dive said...

Hoorah for Georgia!
Beautiful flowers, Ms.M. I especially love the columbine.

I'll add the "Consider the lily …" sketch from Life of Brian.

Margaret said...

Everyone is posting such pretty flowers today. So beautiful.

Ms M said...

Barb and Margaret: Thank you. :) The flowers are so beautiful right now, I just can't resist taking photos of them, and the roses are beginning to bloom....

Sheila:Thanks. I've always admired Georgia O'Keeffe.

Dive: I like the columbine, too. That particular species used to grow in a flowerbed at my childhood home.
Of course we must consider the lily. And blessed are they who convert their neighbour's ox, for they shall inhibit their girth...

Anonymous said...

flowers, my
old man
spray painted
them, but
let them defy
time, your
lens double
daring them
to fade. They don't
in mind

Ms M said...

Far better to be blessed....
Powerful poem, Anon.

altadenahiker said...

Those top ones look like they're reaching for the sun. Oh, Georgia, Georgia.

Ms M said...

The yellow ones were reaching for the sun and dancing, a lot of them had springy, curved stalks.

I couldn't pass up Georgia's thoughts :-)