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100 days at Post: Flowers in La Paz…

15 Nov

Celebrating our first 100 days in Bolivia – our current post assignment, our home.

New life brings new expectations… Here’s what we’re seeing throughout the city of La Paz and its surroundings:
“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

“Pluck not the wayside flower;
It is the traveler’s dower”.
William Allingham

“For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous.  Bricks to all greenhouses!  Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!”  Edward Abbey

my sweet little budding girl…

…from seedlings, they’re now all grown!

“The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size”.  Gertrude S. Wister

“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature”.  Gerard de Nerval

“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

“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


“Perfumes are the feelings of flowers, and as the human heart, imagining itself alone and unwatched, feels most deeply in the night-time, so seems it as if the flowers, in musing modesty, await the mantling eventide ere they give themselves up wholly to feeling, and breathe forth their sweetest odours. Flow forth, ye perfumes of my heart, and seek beyond these mountains the dear one of my dreams!” Heinrich Heine

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Posted by on November 15, 2012 in BOLIVIA, photography

 

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9 responses to “100 days at Post: Flowers in La Paz…

  1. jomaidment

    November 15, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Hi I have nominated you for the sisterhood of the world blogger

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  2. island traveler

    November 15, 2012 at 2:53 am

    The flowers of La Paz are just enchanting. It’s like entering a magical place where there’s only beautiful and happy things around. Your kids look so excited and full of joy. I bet everyday is an adventure. Best wishes to you and your wonderful family.

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      November 15, 2012 at 8:50 am

      Thank you so much, Island Traveler, for your kind wishes… and for the RT! We’re trying to make the best out of this experience here in La Paz… a very peaceful place, no play with words… my kids are well-adjusted and seem to be enjoying our time here… We made it thru the first 100 days, with no problems, and we’re already collecting beautiful memories… Flowers are one of the ways to create these memories… Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and share your thoughts! 😮

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  3. Amiable Amiable

    November 15, 2012 at 12:11 am

    These are beautiful photos and quotes. Thank you for visiting my blog and “Like-ing” my Renewal post – I’m so glad to “meet” you by way of that. I look forward to reading more of your posts. Your life sounds like a wonderful adventure.

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