Persistent Love: A Flowery Perspective

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.”

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24 Responses to Persistent Love: A Flowery Perspective

  1. TMH says:

    Such nice work of weaving together words and images.

    • Virginia says:

      Thanks, Tim. It’s been a cold bleakish week here, so checking out flower pics warmed up my heart a bit. Cheers! πŸ’¨πŸŒ·πŸ’¨πŸŒ·πŸ’¨

  2. Dewin Nefol says:

    Hey Virginia, how are you?

    A splash of dash from you, wise words from Angelou: a perfect pairing aired for sharing, thank you πŸ˜€


    • Virginia says:

      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!) πŸ’¨πŸŒ·πŸ’¨πŸŒ·πŸ’¨πŸŒ·πŸ’¨

      • Dewin Nefol says:

        And a beautiful arrangement it is too, thank you! πŸ˜€ 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? πŸ˜€



  3. Michelle says:

    What a beautiful quote! I love the flowers! And I agree with that last quote – chocolate always makes me feel better. πŸ˜€

  4. peggyjoan42 says:

    Beautiful post. Your pictures are wonderful. Ah love – isn’t it grand.

    • Virginia says:

      Love is indeed grand, Peggy Joan! (Especially the persistent kind…) Blessings & flowery perspectives! πŸ’¨πŸ’œπŸ’¨πŸŒ·πŸ’¨πŸ’œπŸ’¨

  5. Cindy Kranich says:

    Encouraging words said and illustrated so beautifully, Ginny❣️

    • Virginia says:

      Thank you, Cin. It’s been cold & bleak here – β€˜twas nice to take an immersion break in flower pics (especially with that powerful quote that kept bouncing around in my heart!) Love & hugs! πŸ’¨πŸŒ·πŸ’¨πŸ’œπŸ’¨πŸŒ·πŸ€—

  6. loisastwood says:

    Great quotes – all so true and loved the pictures too – blessings to you – Lois

  7. Mia Winhertt says:

    Lovely post, really! πŸ™‚

  8. Debbie says:

    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!

    • Virginia says:

      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! πŸ’¨πŸŒ·πŸ’¨πŸŒ·πŸ’¨

  9. My Carmel says:

    Lovely images and beautiful message! Much love always dear Virginia! ❀

    • Virginia says:

      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! πŸ’¨πŸŒ·πŸ’¨β˜•οΈπŸ’¨πŸŒ·

  10. Clarke Morledge says:

    Since I love chocolate, I will take Charles M. Schulz’s advice . πŸ™‚

    • Virginia says:

      It’s great advice, Clarke, but chocoholics (like us) may need a little more than a little to keep up our strength! 🌟🍫πŸ€ͺ🍫🌟

  11. jonicaggiano says: – congratulations you have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award II.

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