Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesday's Treasures

On Tuesday's we are going to take a trip down memory lane with some "remember when" photos and stories submitted by our students. It could be photos from a high school prom; a nostalgic look at a 1950's TV program or a collage of photos that were just taken last week. If you have memories, old or new, you would like to share, send them to me at mxw8110@yahoo.com.

Cherry Blossom Time!

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.
- Issa

Special thanks to Roger Stover for sharing his great images with us.


Frank said...

Great stuff. We were out there on Monday and it was spectacular. Took loads of pictures and now can play with them using Photoshop Elements.

Sage said...

What a beautiful post. I say Flowers and flowerinf trees make the world a better place.