With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.
- Lope de Vega
Observe this dew-drenched rose of Tyrian gardens
A rose today. But you will ask in vain
Tomorrow what it is, and yesterday
It was the dust, the sunshine, and the rains.
- Christina rosetti
The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
- Tennessee Williams
The nature of This flower is to bloom.
- Alice Walker