|Pristine rose / The beauty of our May flowers|
It's the first week of May and our backyard garden has started to bloom. Lots of colors -- orange, white, pink, red, purple.
|Mr. Lincoln red rose|
And, let's not forget that this is the time of the year our purple irises are blooming, too.
For most of us, flowers are an important part of our every-day lives. They have the ability to make us happy and cheerful. And, we offer our friends and loved ones flowers as a means of showing our sympathy.
Different types of flowers can express different kinds of feelings and emotions, from birthdays to graduations to weddings to funerals.
|Queen Elizabeth roses|
Finally, let me leave you with this thought about flowers that's just as meaningful now in the 21st century as it was when it was written near the end of the 18th century:
"'Tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes!"
-- William Wordsworth, "Lines Written in Early Spring"
From Lyrical Ballads (1798)