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Quote for the day

“A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them”
-Carl Jung

Passion flower

Passion flower

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“The best way out is always through.”
-Robert Frost

When I am unhappy with something going on in my life I like to remember this quote. It is always easier to turn and run or avoid a situation all together. This quote helps remind me to buckle down and do my best instead of run away. You rock Robert Frost!

Flowering Cactus

Flowering Cactus

Flowering Cactus 2

Flowering Cactus 2

I think cacti are my favorite plants. I have always loved the oddness of them. I especially love when they surprise me by blooming (for some reason it always surprises me), as if they are trying to prove their beauty.

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Roses and poppies!

So the rose bush outside of our apartment is finally blooming, and it is gorgeous! It is so big it must be very old. So I snapped some pictures. Enjoy!
Rose 1
Rose 2
Yellow Rose
This one was all yellow.

I also found these beautiful purple poppies outside of my cousin’s house.
Purple Poppy1
Purple Poppy2
Purple Poppy3

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There is nothing more wonderful than springtime in Seattle! We went to the Conservatory last week and were blown away by the amazing flowers. By far my favorite was the orchid cacti which were as big as my face! They are part of the genus Epiphyllum.

orchid flower 1

orchid cactus 1

orchid flower 2

orchid cactus 2

They also had some beautiful slipper orchids.

orchid 1

orchid 1

orchid 1

orchid 2

orchid 3

orchid 3

Aren’t they just gorgeous? The best part is the conservatory is free!

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