Best thing about spring? Nature wears her bling.

I never had any other desire so strong, and so like to covetousness, as that one which I have had always, that I might be master at last of a small house and a large Garden. ~Abraham Cowley, The Garden, 1666
My fabulous daughter, Adeline, wandered around the yard and captured these beauties. How do these colors, and these shapes, with their attendant dizzying fragrances come to exist?

People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. ~Iris Murdoch, A Fairly Honourable Defeat  

If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom. ~Audra Foveo   

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. ~Claude Monet