It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Friday, September 7, 2012

Gazania


 "She said she usually cried at least once each day... not because she was sad,

 but because the world was so beautiful and life was so short."   -Unknown

9 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ah love that quote and the color in the flower....awesome! hope you have a great weekend....

Sara Dahlman said...

I love that quote.

joanne said...

striking photo, love the quote too!

Suz said...

I have been overcome like that many times....in the garden

Reddirt Woman said...

You find the most wonderful quotes! The gazania is so striking and precise in it's color that it almost took my breath. Thank you for sharing it all!

Madeline's Album said...

The gazania is quite beautiful as is the quote. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Rubye Jack said...

This is indeed a great quote! So many emotions that we equate with sadness are simply not.

Debora said...

I can totally relate to this saying. That flower is so striking, and I think more so because it is a single blossom. Thanks for such a beautiful, succinct post!

Dirt Lover said...

Beautiful quote. I was crying earlier today because life is so short.
~~Lori