Sunday, July 17, 2011

Life is Beautiful

"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”

 Despite the thorns on this cactus, it's flowers are very beautiful and delicate.
Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Crown of Thorns)

Enjoy a beautiful week!





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21 comments:

Al said...

That is one wild-looking flower, I'm not sure I'd want to get near it! You borehole post below is incredible - a peek into a world I've never seen.

Joyful said...

Al, you make me chuckle. Please enjoy the beautiful flower but don't put your hand on it's stem! I'm glad you enjoyed the peek into a northern Kenyan village. Most people will never get there so I'm happy to share all about it.

Diane said...

Beautiful flower, I remember those from our garden in S.Africa. Diane

Diane said...
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Joyful said...

Hi Diane, it is such a pretty flower.

Tina´s PicStory said...

Sorry, PicStory* is for voting now (7 hours more) and in 14 hours (10pm - GMT+2)the new will come! Then you can link in! You are warmly welcome. Hint: if you follow me, you will always get the new informations on your dashboard. :) LG Tina

Joyful said...

Tina, thank you for visiting and explaining how things work ;-)

Tina´s PicStory said...

Welcome! :)

Colleen said...

What a beautiful, exotic looking flower! I hope that you too enjoy a beautiful week Joyful!:)

Charlene N. K. said...

Lovely picture and inspiring quote!
Thanks for viewing my blog and for the comment. Regards.

Fred Alton said...

Beauty among the thorns! Blessings among the troubles of life. I thought of you this morning when I was breaking that half bushel of beans that Frances then cooked and put in the freezer.

Joyful said...

Colleen, so nice to see you again :-)

Joyful said...

Charlene, lovely to see you too! Thank you for your visit.

Joyful said...

Fred, thank you for your kind words and for your prayers. I know you have a heart of love for Kenya :-) Blessings.

Tina´s PicStory said...

Now you can jump in to *PicStory* with your lovely flower! Did you see me on your dashboard? LG Tina

Joyful said...

Hi Tina, I did see it but have been busy. I'll hop over there now!

Tina´s PicStory said...

Thanks for joining us on *PicStory* with this nice picture. My mom has always this flowers. They will never die! :) LG Tina

Kilauea Poetry said...

Cactus are pretty and the quote is lovely:)

Joyful said...

You're welcome, Tina. I hope to join you again some time.

Joyful said...

Regina, as I get older, I find the beauty more and more in succulents of various kinds.

Roan said...

Those blue hydrangeas are gorgeous! Interesting, didn't know there was a hydrangea like the last shot.

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