Today's Flowers: Bittersweet....Life Is....

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Reading today, I came across these lines from The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd: "Drifting off to sleep, I thought about her. How nobody is perfect. How you just have to close your eyes and breathe out and let the puzzle ofthe human heart be what it is."

Yeah, I thought. Exactly.

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  1. yes but their is beauty in each season...lovely cheerful berries...

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  2. It sure is a 'bitter' plant to have in the garden (too invasive). I took a picture almost exactly like this the other day. The colors and texture were not to be ignored.

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  3. I am not sure what this is - they look tasty! But I'll take your word for the bitter taste...
    They are beautiful though - and a nice shot!

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  4. That is gorgeous Sandy!

    Mine are local flowers in the Land of the Morning Calm.

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  5. Great photograph. I have no idea what kind of berries they are but they are beautiful.

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  6. Life at times may be bittersweet but when I look at your profile picture my "single impression" is you look like a very caring fun person.

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  7. Beautiful photo.

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  8. Very lovely to look at..
    Great picture,
    Gisela
    Oriental Bittersweet is very invasive.

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  9. Hi Sandy,
    Great photo of this plant called in botanical name Celastrus orbiculatus.
    Have a nice day.

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  10. I haven't seen this plant before but it looks gorgeous. Actually I have necklace that is inspired by the berry and its "leaves" on top.

    So pretty!

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  11. Life is definitely bittersweet!
    The berries look lovely though!

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  12. The picture is beautiful and makes you want to eat.
    Have a great week!

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  13. Perfect combination of image and words ...
    Hugs and blessings,

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  14. Beautiful photo: wonderful quote!

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  15. Such a beautiful bittersweet post.

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  16. A beautiful marriage of this lovely photo and quote.

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  17. I enjoyed that Sue Monk book!

    The bittersweet berries are lovely.

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  18. one of my all time favorite books. Great picture too.

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  19. I love bittersweet. I don't even mind them being invasive. Great shot and I love the quote you included.

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  20. lovely berries and lovelier thoughts to go with it....life is bittersweet indeed!

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  21. wonderful seasonal view sandy

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  22. beautiful photo, Sandy.

    have a good week

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  23. Lovely berries! I always love to use them as part of my Christmas decor.

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  24. Thanks for posting the thoughts of the Secret Life of Bees, pretty deep. Makes a lot of sense too. ;-)

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  25. Sandy: That was a colorful capture in the tree.

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  26. Hi Sandy, they remind me of Christmas, how attractive. Okay time to bring out all the christmas decors.

    Thanks for the visit.

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  27. Beautiful photo...poignant quote.
    Sandi

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  28. Such beautiful blooms to be called bittersweet. Vibrant colors.

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  29. If I were a bird and maybe I am, I'd find these succulent and offer one to you.

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  30. Beautiful colours. Autumn has such splendid rich hues.

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  31. Autumn shades are quite bewitching I always think...

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  32. hello sandy... wanna take this opportunity to thank you for your usual visit... a visit from you is indeed a blessing... your comments really made me happy God bless!take care always...

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  33. Anonymous2:46 AM

    so beautiful nature can be. wonderful colors

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  34. You have posted awesome picture of flower that looks bright and cheerful. Enjoyed going through it. Keep on sharing some more pictures like this.

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  35. perfect blend of red and yellow! and what a deep thought!!!

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  36. havent seen one in the philippines. though there are some similar plants that has berry like fruits.

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  37. I don't know if I forgot, or simply never knew that bittersweet was the common name of an actual plant. Though it seems like it may have been one of those things I heard once upon a time that just didn't "stick" because I had no use for it.

    Unlikely, though, that I'll forget it again.

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  38. Great lines from The Secret Life of Bees. I have never heard them before. Your photo is fantastic Sandy. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. those colors POP .. love how the background fades to grey ..

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  40. Beautiful shot Sandy!
    That quote is very lovely. I haven't read that book yet and this was a nice teaser quote.

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  41. Beautiful bright berries! The Secret Life of Bees is on my To Be Read list - now at the very top thanks to this wonderful quote that you've so kindly shared.

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  42. Exactly. Beautiful photo too!

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  43. those are beautiful cherries and about life...it's full of uncertainties =)

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  44. love those bright red berries they look full of life... that is a great line in that book as well!

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  45. The structure remindes me of my ho model structure when my hobby was ho trains

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  46. The bittersweet is gorgeous. The quote is on the mark. Hearts are mysterious.

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  47. It may be bittersweet, but the colors sure are lovely!

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  48. "The puzzle of the human heart" isn't that the truth! Btw: what a wonderful, wonderful photo. The yellow and the red together really stands out as a wonderful contrast yet so complimentary of each other.

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  49. lovely photos - love the colours, a happy photo! Nice quote - how true...
    Ev

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  50. VERY pretty! I love berry photos. Ive got quite a stash in an array of colors, thanks for the reminder too.

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