Sunday 16th January 2022

Share Your Snaps 6. 30/52. #LifeThisWeek. 2018.64

Share Your Snaps 6. 30/52. #LifeThisWeek. 2018.64.

And just like that we are in a week for sharing our snaps…i.e. photos.

In an effort to be as wordless as I can, I offer a quote that I loved and a photo from the balcony/little flower bed garden here.



Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.

Luther Burbank

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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.

Alfred Austin

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A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.

Luis Barragan

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The human soul is hungry for beauty; we seek it everywhere – in landscape, music, art, clothes, furniture, gardening, companionship, love, religion, and in ourselves. No one would desire not to be beautiful. When we experience the beautiful, there is a sense of homecoming.

John O’Donohue

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Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors.

Oscar de la Renta

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Flowers are happy things.

P. G. Wodehouse

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All gardening is landscape painting.

William Kent

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I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation.

Phyllis Theroux

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I like gardening – it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.

Alice Sebold

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I wish you all a week ahead filled with flowers, lovely words and kindness.


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Next Week’s Optional Prompt: 31/52. If I Could  30/7/18.

#lifethisweek 30/52.





  1. Thanks, Denyse, for the pretty flower photos and quotes. Wishing you a week ahead filled with flowers, lovely words, and kindness, too.

  2. Beautiful flowers and wonderful quotes! What a blooming marvellous start to the week!

    • Thank you dear Sammie! I agree.

      And big thanks for my inclusion in the She’s Inspiring Series.

      In the lead up to World Head and Neck Cancer Day! Champion.

      Denyse x

  3. Such a burst of happiness. Beautiful.
    I took so many shots of English gardens and flowers in London recently. They were such stunning displays and made me eager for summer again.

    • Yes! Bursts of happiness indeed. I have been known to say encouraging things to my sweet little flowers. It would be heaven to see English gardens. Glad you did!

      Denyse x

  4. Beautiful flowers and beautiful quotes!

    Thanks, Denyse!

    SSG xxx

  5. Lovely – and I love the quote – though it doesn’t apply to me!!

  6. What a beautiful way to start my week, Denyse. Flowers always make us smile don’t they. Enjoy!

    • Thank you Sue. They are a special delight which I see as welcoming me into each day once I open the blind to the verandah.

      Denyse x

  7. Those flowers are just beautiful. Thank you again for your awesome linky. Loving being part of it …..when time allows!!

    • Thanks so much Caz. I am delighted to host a linky and I think it has become refreshed thanks to your initiative. Yes, link up when you can.

      Denyse x

  8. What gorgeous photos. I especially love the purple flowers with the white ring in the center. I’ve never seen those before (perhaps they are native to Australia?). Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week.

    • Thanks Kristin, I loved sharing these. We are renting and most of the flowers are in pots. The one you like is a form of daisy. I seriously am bad with flowers and names but that’s what I think it is. We have many different colours of them but I bought this ONE plant as it was covered in the flowers. It is still going and the bees are loving it.

      Denyse x

  9. I never have any snaps to share Denyse – I’d be lucky to take one a month! Loved all your pretty flowers though and it was great being able to share my latest post x

    • Oh Leanne, that’s OK. I am the total opposite with photos. I take so many in a day – to get them right anyway.

      Because I love Instagram and committed (myself) to sharing a photo of me in an outfit each day, one from nature and one from any of my creative works, then that is 3!

      Thanks for linking up any of yours posts..always welcome!

      Denyse x

  10. I don’t garden, but your flowers make me wish I could keep things alive! (and I wrote down a couple of quotes, maybe garden inspiration will strike)

    • Cate, if I can, so can you! I no longer have kids or grandkids to care for so I guess these flowers have become a bit of a substitute. I hated gardening as such even though my parents did it. I think I was a rebel.

      These are simply grown in pots and I move them around to get the sun and keep them watered regularly. Glad you liked the quotes.

      Denyse x

  11. Beautiful flowers Denyse!! I have been enjoying spending time in our garden lately. I’ve actually written a post about our veggie patch which I am sharing tomorrow 🙂

  12. I’ve never liked growing or receiving flowers (weird to give a present that dies!) but I like taking photos of them 🙂

    • You are practical and I get that.

      I also like to take pics of flowers. One reason I usually have my phone with me when I go for a walk.

      These plants rely on me to keep them alive so they are one of my purposeful things to do each day.

      Oh and this practice did not become something I did till I was in my 60s!

      Denyse x

  13. What a beautiful blog post.

    Fresh flowers always make me happy!


  14. I love posts like these with gorgeous pics and wonderful quotes! I particularly like the one about being present at the moment of creation. I’m about to get to work on my garden (once the weather improves), I’ve neglected it for far too long and it’s looking very sad and sorry for itself.

    Linda. x

    • Thank you Linda. I liked finding the quotes that matched my thinking too. I think over time we need to bring ourselves back to the basics of appreciating what we see in front of us. Nature is all around us.

      Denyse x

  15. Beautiful flowers. So true that flowers make us happy. Love the quotes too but I like the firsst one by Luther Burbank the best.

  16. Beautiful! Love the accompanying quotes, too. Photographing flowers is so enjoyable, isn’t it? Makes me so glad James has a green thumb – if it was up to me, we would have nothing growing

    • Yes, I am a sucker for all things floral. I often snap something I notice on a walk or in a new area. I have kept these alive…and one day, when you are not caring for 4 kids…you too may enjoy gardening. It took me till I was over 60!

      Thanks Becky,

      Denyse x

  17. The wildflowers are starting to come out so I love getting into the bush and going on a hunt for them.

    • Oh how magical that must be. I always remember Mum telling me about them when she & Dad had holidays in WA! Denyse x

  18. Beautiful, Denyse and I love the quotes too – great idea!

  19. For me, that second quote would have to be ‘If you have a garden, a gardener and a library, that’s all you need’. Because I can’t keep plants alive as much as I try. I love the idea though, I miss the beautiful flowers when winter rolls around.

    • Thank you, there are some amazing quotes which just seem right!

      I hear you on keeping flowers alive. I admit the cyclamens I had inside were dying because of the air-con so out the back they went. I know I love to look at flowers but now buy ones I can keep alive (mostly!)

      Denyse x

    • Guess what!? I do not know how, so do forgive me, I had not added your blog to my Blog Roll. I named “you” Aussie Expat in USA…and then added the link. Tell me if you would like your title changed. No problemo and sorry I neglected your blog. Boo to me.

      Denyse x