Quotes and Flowers of Nairobi


“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”       ― Albert Camus

The flowers of Nairobi can only be understood by photography.  I’m not any kind of purist, but the flowers here need only the opportunity to be seen.  They grace trees, bushes, sidewalks, car windows, porches, balconies, hair weaves…. they are spectacularly brilliant.   They make me think of things expressed better by others:

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.”  ~Jim Rohn

“A weed is but an unloved flower.”
― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”   ― Georgia O’KeeffeGeorgia O’Keeffe

 “People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.”   ― Iris Murdoch

“Feathers blowing in the wind is no more a bird than a pile of crumpled up receipts from champagne, chocolate, and flower purchases is a true indication that a man loves a woman.
”  ― Jarod KintzThe Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They’re Over.

 “You’re frustrated because you keep waiting for the blooming of flowers of which you have yet to sow the seeds.”   ― Steve Maraboli

“If flowers were boogers, I’d pick a few big ones and flick them on your grave.”
― Jarod KintzIt Occurred to Me

“She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her… I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little stratagems. Flowers are so inconsistent!  But I was too young to know how to love her…”
― Antoine de Saint-ExupéryThe Little Prince

“I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.”
― Edna St. Vincent Millay

  “Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.”   ― Heinrich Heine

“One person’s weed is another person’s wildflower.”
― Susan Wittig AlbertAn Unthymely Death and Other Garden Mysteries 

“In a rich moonlit garden, flowers open beneath the eyes of entire nations terrified to acknowledge the simplicity of the beauty of peace.”   ― AberjhaniElemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

“The calla lilies are in bloom again. Such a strange flower—suitable to any occasion. I carried them on my wedding day, and now I place them here in memory of something that has died.”   ― Katharine Hepburn

“Flowers don’t tell, they show. That’s the way good books should be too.”   –Stephanie Skeem, Author of Flotsam

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