Sunday Inspiration: Flowers Always Make People Better


PicMonkey Flowers Collage

My husband Michael took these photos.

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

As summer slips into the beginnings of fall here in Chautauqua, New York, I find myself saying goodbye to the beautiful flowers that have given me and so many others great pleasure these past months.

I will miss their colorful presence over the winter, but I will appreciate them all the more when they appear again next spring.

I never want to forget that we are always surrounded by beauty, and our task is to bring more of it into the world.

How does your garden grow? Silver bells and cockle shells? Appreciate it now while you can. Soon we’ll have autumn leaves to ogle instead.


  1. Carol Lippe on September 25, 2022 at 8:26 am

    I took pictures of my straggling end-of-summer flowers yesterday. They are less than perfect and they bring me joy.

  2. Nancy Lepri on September 25, 2022 at 11:02 am

    Love this!!!! My mom always said, “Friends are like flowers. You can never have too many! 💕

  3. Terry Guerra on September 27, 2022 at 6:53 am

    Love my flowers! They do bring a smile to my face.
    It’s amazing the simple beauty that’s all around us if we take the time to look.

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