Today's Flowers: Water Lily

It is not growing like a tree
in bulk doth make man better be;
Or standing long an oak, three hundred year,
To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere,
A lily of a day
is fairer in May
Although it fall and die that night,
It was the plant of flower and light,
In small proportions we just beauties see;
And in short measures, life may perfect be.
(Benjamin Johnson)

Today's Flowers

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  1. what a beautiful photo!

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  2. An exquisite capture for the day, Sandy, and the perfect words to match!! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

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  3. Beautiful photo, and lovely poem, too!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  4. This whole post is a blossom!:-)


    Aloha

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  5. What a beautiful capture Sandy!

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  6. That is a beautiful shot! I have purple and pink varieties.

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  7. Water lilies scream summer to me. Beautiful.

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  8. Beautiful lily and I love the poem.

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  9. Beautiful, both the photograph and the poem.

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  10. gorgeous lily-so fresh and vibrant!

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  11. A perfect water lily! And a perfect illustration for the Johnson's wise words.

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  12. I look at your photo and then at my surroundings and at least for this moment I feel yes life is perfect. I'm grateful.

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  13. What a fine picture! The poem is beautiful too.

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  14. smiles. that is a lovely verse you chose to go with a most elegant flower....

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