Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday Morning Flowers


Left this Kansas beauty in white this morning:



Returned to these beauties in white in California:




May you find beauty in whatever surrounds you today.




Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.

--Confucious

43 comments:

Hilary said...

I've seen much more of the former white than the latter, these days. You present both so beautifully.

Jules said...

Lord, what a contrast! I like them both. With my pale skin white always a good choice for me :)

A beautiful Monday to you as well!
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Daisy said...

The white we have here is all in the form of snow, but I like your flowers much better. They are lovely, Betty. :)

Baby Sister said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures Betty. Well done, as always. I hope the funeral went well!!

TS Hendrik said...

I much prefer the second type of white. Thanks for the Monday boost.

KLZ said...

Those are so lucious. I am infinitely jealous. And can't spell lucious.

Luscious? There.

sherri said...

gorgeous. something for you at my place...http://leclaw.blogspot.com/2011/01/dani-bestowed-this-baby-upon-me-thanks.html#links

Out on the prairie said...

My eyes were getting droopy and I knew it was because I didn't have my cup of Betty this Monday morning.

Joan said...

Lovely contrast in your large land.

Old Kitty said...

Lovely!! Thank you so much for my snow filled vista and snow coloured pretty flowers!! Beautiful!

Take care
x

Yaya' s Home said...

I love it that you are a person who sees the beauty, wherever it is presented. I'm so glad you are back with your wunnerful way of looking at everything.

~ Yaya

Liz said...

Those white beauties are so delicate and pure. :)

Madi and Mom said...

HI BB I thought of you and your family this weekend....

What a beautiful post...a few of the many shades of white.
Hugs from Madi and C

Daffy said...

I'm thrilled with the beautiful sunshine today. It has been far to scarce as of late. However the white of the snow is darn near blinding at the moment :o)

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

Pittsburgh looks like the first pictures. It will be a while before I see anymore than snapshots of the other too.

Enjoy! It must be refreshing to get back to the warmth.

mskanorado said...

I absolutely adore this series, I think I have told you this before but it's so unbelievably true! Your words are wonderful!

Brian said...

I'm so ready for a real whiff of fresh flowers!

Marlene said...

I'm having trouble finding the beauty in my yellow-tinged white snow (since the dog can't find a patch of grass because there IS NONE!)

Lovely flowers, though! :)

Flartus said...

Here's to finding beauty in the bleakest of times. I hope your trip to Kansas gave you and your beloved some measure of comfort.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Really wonderful Betty, it's so good to see such beauty.

Yvonne.

Ashley King said...

i was thinking about you this weekend. i do hope it was a wonderful celebration of his life.

beautiful photos as always.... have a wonderful week BB. =)

Mamma has spoken said...

I'm already tired of the top white one!

Green Monkey said...

I'm trying to see the beauty in our frozen waterfall but it was minus 1 this morning and the dogs are acting like its my fault. thanks for the gentle reminder that spring is right around the corner!

Ann said...

I like the California white better. The Kansas white looks too much like the Pennsylvania stuff

My Big Secret Blog :) said...

Your post gave me peace, today. :)

ds said...

It's beginning to look a lot like...Kansas. Sigh. Still, that is such a peaceful shot. And I love the flower--gorgeous, hopeful. Thank you.

Nicole said...

I always love stopping by and seeing your photos!

Gigi said...

Yes, there is beauty in everything - but I gotta tell you some days it's hard to find when your teeth are chattering!

Linda said...

Here in Michigan there is snow everywhere you look and it is still coming down. Won't see flowers till late April. The only time I see flowers is to go to the grocery store or flower shop. Thank yo for sharing.

Linda said...

Here in Michigan there is snow everywhere you look and it is still coming down. Won't see flowers till late April. The only time I see flowers is to go to the grocery store or flower shop. Thank you for sharing.

Linda said...

Here in Michigan there is snow everywhere you look and it is still coming down. Won't see flowers till late April. The only time I see flowers is to go to the grocery store or flower shop. Thank you for sharing.

Lin said...

White is good in either form. It's the frozen brown mud that gets me down. Is that a gardenia???

Copyboy said...
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Copyboy said...

So jealous...on so many levels!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Nice quote and pics. Stay beautiful, Betty.
xoRobyn

Jennifer Shirk said...

What a great thought for the day. :)

blueviolet said...

From one extreme to the other. Wow!

Cool Gal said...

I have to say, I like the white flower better than the white in Kansas. I'm so over the snow.

Thinking of you and your family. God bless.

Jimmy said...

The latter white I prefer, Thank You,

Yes we must find beauty in our surroundings because as you pointed out, the beauty is there we just have to see it.

LittleSilkDress said...

Thank you for the flowers, BB! I left something for you on my blog today.

Sarah said...

I saw white peach/cherry/plum blossoms today. Spring must be near!

faye said...

Love the snowy landscape...
the flowers are stunning.

Zuzana said...

Lovely and pristine, I am truly looking forward til sprig when our flowers will start to bloom.;))
Have a lovely Tuesday and thank you for starting mine with a smile.;)
xxo