Thursday, September 27, 2012

Red Crown of Thorns

Crown of Thorns, Euphorbia milii, Christ plant
Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others. (--in a letter to her husband, before her last flight) ~ Amelia Earhart

Most of us look at our ideals, say how far we are from them, and get depressed. But it is heroic simply to say, "Here are my ideals," state them before the world, and then spend your life trying to live up to them. ~ Keshavan Nair

When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine your own self.
~ Confucious

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. ~ William Faulkner


The Question: What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? ~ Robert Schuller


 
 
Linking to Flower Art Friday

17 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Very pretty! I've seen these in white too, but I think the red ones are much lovelier.

joy said...

womderful shots and awakening quotes! From FFF:
My entry: Flowers to make you smile: willyouhearfromme.blogspot.com

Ingmarie We said...

Very lovely photos and photoarts.

Jama said...

Beautiful!

Liz said...

Gorgeous shots!

Minor said...

Nice captures! The flowers in your photos are very cute.
There are wonderful proses among your photos.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Beautiful and delicate!
Love the treatment in the second image.
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Have a fabulous week****

SquirrelQueen said...

Gorgeous blooms. I really like the effects you used on the second photo, that one would look great as a print.
Wonderful quotes too!

Fitness Buff said...

They are beautiful!

Ann said...

Euphorbia : just this week, some one told me the name. Very beautiful.

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful photos and I also enjoyed the quotes. I also loved the textured effect in the last one. Thank you for your support of Today's Flowers. We appreciate it very, very much :)

Karin M. said...

... such wonderful flower, soooo beautiful ...
Love greetings, Karin

NatureFootstep said...

I recognise this plant. Think I had one long ago. Nice to see the flowers. :)

teri said...

Finding you over at Flower Art Friday- your images and processing are wonderful. Nice to meet you.

magiceye said...

Wonderful images and very wise words!

Marie said...

What a lovely flower! Great photos, and wonderful quotes! I really enjoyed this this morning. And thanks for checking out my Todays Flowers post as well!