In Honor of Earth Day

...a word from the Dalai Lama:

"The earth is, to a certain extent, our mother. She is so kind, because whatever we do, she tolerates it. But now, the time has come when our power to destroy is so extreme that Mother Earth is compelled to tell us to be careful. The population explosion and many other indications make that clear, don't they? Nature has it's own natural limitations."

Let's not be so quick to forget that mother nature was here first.
Photo courtesy of Zyber.

The Meaning of Flowers

I saw this on KenzieKate's blog. Now I will begin putting more thought into the flowers I send!

Photo courtesy of Rana Pipiens.

Baby's breath = Everlasting love
Bachelor's button = Celibacy, delicacy
Calla lily = Magnificent beauty
Carnation (pink) = Woman's love
Carnation = Pure love
Cornflower = Delicacy
Crocus = Cheerfulness
Daisy = Innocence
Dogwood = Duration
Fern = Magic
Forget-Me-Not = Remember me
Freesia = Innocence
Fuchsia = Confiding love
Geranium = True friendship
Hellebore = Calming
Hyacinth = Sport and play
Iris = I have a message for you
Ivy = Friendship
Jasmine (pink) = I attach myself to you
Jasmine (white) = Amiability
Lady's Mantle = Comfort
Lilac = First emotions of love
Lily-of-the-Valley = Return of happiness
Mint = Virtue
Myrtle = Love
Oak Leaf = Bravery
Orchid = You're in my thoughts
Peony = Bashful
Peppermint = Warmth of feeling
Primrose = Youth
Ranunculus = Radiant with charms
Rose (white) = I am worthy of you
Rose = Love
Rosemary = Remembrance
Snowdrop = Hope
Sweet Pea = Delicate pleasures
Sweet Violet = Modesty
Sweet William = Sensitivity
Tulip (pink) = Caring
Tulip (variegated) = Beautiful eyes
Tulip = Declaration of love
Violet (blue) = Faithfulness

Photo courtesy of BurpytheHippo.


All of a Sudden, I'm Hungry

I literally began to salivate when I saw these two photos by William Smith. I highly recommend checking out the rest of his work!

A Little Inspiration...

...for a ho-hum kind of day. All cards are available here.