Where flowers bloom so does hope.
- Lady Bird Johnson, Public Roads: Where Flowers Bloom
Roger Slover, who took these lovely photos at the Dallas Arboretum, gives us a bit of a commentary saying, "'Cherry Lane' is a panorama of four images and is used as the top three slots in the nine frame 'Views on Cherry Lane'. The left and center slots of the center row of the nine frame are one image, as are the center and right slots of the bottom row."
Who can estimate the elevating and refining influences and moral value of flowers with all their graceful forms, bewitching shades and combinations of colors and exquisitely varied perfumes? These silent influences are unconsciously felt even by those who do not appreciate them consciously and thus with better and still better fruits, nuts, grains, vegetables andflowers, will the earth be transformed, man's thought refined, and turned from the base destructive forces into nobler production. One which will lift him to high planes of action toward the happy day when the Creator of all this beautiful work is more acknowledged and loved, and where man shall offer his brother man, not bullets and bayonets, but richer grains, better fruit and fairer flowers from the bounty of this earth.
- Father George Schoener (1864 -1941), The Importance and Fundamental Principles of Plant Breeding
These are a couple I took at the Dallas Arboretum as well---really, Dallas Blooms is not to be missed folks!
With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.
- Lope de Vega
In the cherry blossom's shade there's no such thing as a stranger.
Special thanks to Roger Stover for sharing his great images with us.