Novels are to love as fairy tales to dreams.
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), lecture on Don Quixote, Cervantes
The meagre lighthouse all in white, haunting the seaboard,
as if it were the ghost of an edifice that had once had colour and rotundity,
dripped melancholy tears after its late buffeting by the waves.
~Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit
To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
~Jane Austen

True love stories never have endings. ~Richard Bach


“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.”
–  Ruth Stout


We feel cold, but we don’t mind it, because we will not come to harm. And if we wrapped up against the cold, we wouldn’t feel other things, like the bright tingle of the stars, or the music of the Aurora, or best of all the silky feeling of moonlight on our skin. It’s worth being cold for that. ~Philip Pullman, Northern Lights


The Flower Journal

My latest collection on Pinterest

Photographs of flowers