Contemplating a quote today from Maya Angelou about the persistence of love…
Roses on a fence @ Butchart Gardens (Vancouver Island, CANADA)
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” Maya Angelou
Persistent love jumps and leaps over fences and walls spreading hope around.
Roses @ Maymont Park (Richmond, Virginia)
But persistent love, the kind that lasts, is not a forever flowery endeavor. Sure, there may be flowery moments, but love can be challenging, especially when tough love is needed and necessary. (Tough love = persistent love with accountability muscles.)
A rose in the rubble (gravel, whatever) @ Norfolk Botanical Gardens
Persistent love keeps on growing, even amidst piles of rubble. Somehow persistent love finds a way (even if it’s not the way we were planning.) There may be loss and piles of heartache, but persistent love can (in time) rise above trampled heart hurts with healing and Hope (the capital ‘H’ kind.)
Hope bursting flowers @ Butchart Gardens
Here’s to persistent love, the kind that overcomes barriers of all shapes and sizes with courage, grace and the fragrance of Hope (and new beginnings!)
grace, peace & persistent Love
Virginia : )
p.s. If your hope needs a little help, here’s sage advice from Charles M. Schulz: “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
Such nice work of weaving together words and images.
Thanks, Tim. It’s been a cold bleakish week here, so checking out flower pics warmed up my heart a bit. Cheers! 💨🌷💨🌷💨
Hey Virginia, how are you?
A splash of dash from you, wise words from Angelou: a perfect pairing aired for sharing, thank you 😀
Hope you are well, Dewin. I was under the weather for a few days (whatever was Virginia doing under there, you may ask?) but now I’m doing better. Hence the desire to spruce up bleak winter days with flowery perspectives!
Cheers! (& blessings!) 💨🌷💨🌷💨🌷💨
And a beautiful arrangement it is too, thank you! 😀 I hope you are over the worst of being under the weather and ready to flourish for Spring.
All well here Virginia, thank you: and a little watery sunshine to add a touch of sparkle as well. What more could one ask for? 😀
What a beautiful quote! I love the flowers! And I agree with that last quote – chocolate always makes me feel better. 😀
Michelle, I am so all about chocolate, too! Blessings & flowery perspectives! 💨☕️💨🌷💨🍫💨🌷
Beautiful post. Your pictures are wonderful. Ah love – isn’t it grand.
Love is indeed grand, Peggy Joan! (Especially the persistent kind…) Blessings & flowery perspectives! 💨💜💨🌷💨💜💨
Encouraging words said and illustrated so beautifully, Ginny❣️
Thank you, Cin. It’s been cold & bleak here – ‘twas nice to take an immersion break in flower pics (especially with that powerful quote that kept bouncing around in my heart!) Love & hugs! 💨🌷💨💜💨🌷🤗
Great quotes – all so true and loved the pictures too – blessings to you – Lois
Thank you, Lois! Blessings to you & yours… 🙏🤗🙏
Lovely post, really! 🙂
Thank you, Mia. During bleak winter days here, it’s lovely to let flower pics warm our hearts! 💐💜💐
Charles Schulz was a wise man, indeed! Lovely post, Virginia. Please tell me these beautiful flowers are in bloom RIGHT NOW!! I can use a bit of sunshine today!
Oh Debbie, don’t we wish these flowers were around on a cold, winter day! Altho here in VA our schizophrenic weather has flowers confused – the other day it was in the 60s & today snow is forecasted. Yesterday I saw a few daffodils peeking out in a neighbor’s yard. Blessings! 💨🌷💨🌷💨
Lovely images and beautiful message! Much love always dear Virginia! ❤
Much love back to you, Patty! It’s lovely on cold winter days to let flower pics warm our hearts a bit (then let hot chocolate do its thing!) Hugs! 💨🌷💨☕️💨🌷
Since I love chocolate, I will take Charles M. Schulz’s advice . 🙂
It’s great advice, Clarke, but chocoholics (like us) may need a little more than a little to keep up our strength! 🌟🍫🤪🍫🌟
https://the-inner-child.com/2020/02/05/sunshine-blogger-award-ii – congratulations you have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award II.
Thank you, Joni. Big blessings & hugs! 💨🌷💨☀️💨🌷
You are so welcome my friend. Love 💕 Joni