Floral Friday 12.21.12

“Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”                                           -Calvin Coolidge

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28 Responses to Floral Friday 12.21.12

  1. journeyman1977 says:

    A very apt quote for the times, Arnel. Beautiful pics!

  2. All Things,

    Great quote. I had not heard (or read it) before.

    I think the way to be plenteous in mercy–how do I say this?–is to feel the insult of Christmas. Christmas means that we humans had sunk to such a point (anger, hatred, injustice) that the only cure was God coming down to take our pain.

    It is also the greatest compliment: Jesus came and suffered for the joy that would be his…and that joy is us.

    If I’m loved to that degree, the only way I can respond is with love and mercy for all.

    Thanks for a great post.

    • Thank you! Very true, as well. Hopefully the spirit of the season helps to melt away our sins and steady us for a new year in which we can triumph with a purer heart. A Happy New Year to you!

  3. Beautiful! I love seeing flowers…takes away the annoyance from being in the middle of a snowstorm!! Merry Christmas!

  4. robincoyle says:

    Merry Christmas, Arnel!

  5. rohan7things says:

    Beautiful close ups and macros, I love the first one the most. The way things are drifting in and out of focus, really beautiful :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Rohan.

  6. The photography is, as I have come to expect from you, breathtakingly beautiful. The quote from Coolidge is apropos for the season. I have a great deal of admiration for what you do.

  7. adinparadise says:

    Beautiful quote and lovely flowers, Arnel. :) Merry Christmas to you.

  8. pattisj says:

    Great, timely quote, lovely, colorful details in the photos.

  9. Ah, yes it is!!!!
    …as always, wonderful photos, Arnel!
    Made my day! :-)

  10. elisaruland says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family, Arnel!
    Your florals are beautiful, as always. :)
    Elisa

  11. Lynne Ayers says:

    A nice innovative shot there Arnel – a bit of free form shape – very nice. And a Merry albeit belated, Christmas to you and your House of Boys. I hope 2013 meets all your positive expectations, my blogger friend. Happy New Year.

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