“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.” ― Osho
The lotus flower represents long life, health, honor and good luck. In Buddhism, lotus flowers symbolize purity of speech, mind and body rising above the waters of desire and attachment.
Experimenting with my macro shots of a flower smaller than my thumb, using natural light by the window in my room. I held it up against the light between my thumb and forefinger. A flower in bloom, no matter how tiny, is always a sight to behold.
“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” – Tony Robbins
“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ― E.M. Forster Experimenting with my macro shots of a flower smaller than my thumb, using natural light by the window. I first planned on going out the garden and stooping down to capture the teeny flowers. There was a drizzle though, so I didn’t go out. Instead, I brought a few to my room and held it up the light between my thumb and forefinger. When things do not go as planned, we make adjustments, and move on. © Jojie Alcantara
“Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.” ― John Muir …a simple lesson in humanity. Davao City, Philippines © Jojie Alcantara
“I am the lover’s gift; I am the wedding wreath; I am the memory of a moment of happiness; I am the last gift of the living to the dead; I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow.” ― Khalil Gibran Found this on a couple of websites and I compiled it: What Do Flower Colors Mean? Steeped in tradition, the meanings of flowers have been a part of human culture for thousands of years. The practice of attaching meanings to the colors of flowers is also a long-honored tradition in almost every culture. Some types of flowers may also have meanings that accentuate or expand on the meaning of the color. For example, a red rose can mean love and passion, while a black rose can signify obsession. The following is a listing of common colors that are associated with a variety of flowers. RED is most commonly associated with love, desire, and passion. A red flower can be a symbol of desire, lust, devotion, and beauty. The color red …
Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow. – John Lennon I love to capture small things. These are tiny flowers in detail. Can’t say anything more but love, love, love and let it bloom! © Jojie Alcantara
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” ~Mother Teresa Try to do small things for others without waiting for big rewards. It works wonders for me. Eden Nature Park, Davao City © Jojie F. Alcantara
“Give and Take… for to the bee a flower is a fountain of life and to the flower a bee is a messenger of love. And to both bee and flower, the giving and the receiving is a need and an ecstasy.” ~ Kahlil Gibran