Longfellow, Oriental Poppy and Lettuces

08 Jul

1   I was reminded today of the importance of kindness and remembered these words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Kind hearts are the gardens,
Kind thoughts are the roots,
Kind words are the flowers,
Kind deeds are the fruits,
Take care of your garden
And keep out the weeds,
Fill it with sunshine,
Kind words, and Kind deeds.”
2    Our Oriental Poppy has started to open. I love how the petals are all so tightly folded up.
Oriental Poppy unfolding

Oriental Poppy unfolding

 3   The red and green lettuces are thriving in the sunshine.
Red and green lettuces

Red and green lettuces


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7 responses to “Longfellow, Oriental Poppy and Lettuces

  1. Talk to me...I'm your Mother

    July 12, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Great photos. Love the poppy and love the lettuce, too. Thanks for lending your eye:)

  2. lodgehousebandbsomerset

    July 9, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Lovely photo of the poppy, you do take wonderful pictures

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 9, 2013 at 9:47 am

      Thank you! I do love my emerging hobby! 🙂

  3. makagutu

    July 9, 2013 at 4:56 am

    Magnificent pictures, beautiful poetry

  4. Choc Chip Uru

    July 8, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    That poem was lovely my friend 😀
    And I really enjoyed the unusual poppy!


  5. Marilyn Griffin

    July 8, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    love the poem…and the Oriental Poppy is so unusual with it’s tight petals…I would love watching this bloom…
    Fresh lettuce for salads…yummy!…

  6. janalinesmalman

    July 8, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Lovely words to go with these beautiful photos!


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