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March 6, 2013

Impressionism - Painting the Magic of Spring

"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature."

 Gerard de Nerval


"Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning."

― Lydia M. Child

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"The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him."

 Auguste Rodin

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

― Luther Burbank

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"Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock."

― Henry Ward Beecher, Star Papers: A Discourse of Flowers

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"The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers. "
― Basho

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