Thursday, August 11, 2011

In front of the scarves, khaki clad and quotes

- It's Random Photo Thursday and this one is of a happy profusion of flowering plants in front of a shop selling colorful scarves in Thomasville, Georgia. I always think I'd like to attempt one of those multiple planting pots - maybe next year.

- A very tall, slender woman walking down 14th Street in midtown Atlanta, wearing a long flowing khaki skirt and an enormous wide brimmed khaki hat, looking like a cross between Isak Dinesen and Scarlett (you know who I mean.)

- Wonderful Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) quotes:

“To be lonely is a state of mind, something completely other than physical solitude; when modern authors rant about the soul’s intolerable loneliness, it is only proof of their own intolerable emptiness.” – Out of Africa, 1937

"The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea." – Out of Africa, 1937

"When in the end, the day came on which I was going away, I learned the strange learning that things can happen which we ourselves cannot possibly imagine, either beforehand, or at the time when they are taking place, or afterwards when we look back on them." – Out of Africa, 1937

"Through all the world there goes one long cry from the heart of the artist: Give me leave to do my utmost!" – "Babette's Feast", 1953


Fireblossom said...

Love the quotes.

TALON said...

Multiple plantings are a staple here - I think it's because we have so few months when there are blooms in pots so we try to cram as many in as we can:)

The Isak Dinesen quotes are great.

Leonora said...

Lynn, Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. I love the title of your blog. You have a TON of history here!
I do enjoy the concept of 3BT. It helps keep life in perspective and focused on the positive.
I'll need to settle in with a cup of coffee and read more of your good things : )

Lynn said...

FB -

I especially like the salt water quote.

Talon -

Those pots are always so beautiful. This photo worked well for my random photo day - I tend to snap these photos sometimes and then do nothing with them.

Leonora -

Your catchy title today caught my eye and I just had to read - I'm so glad I did. Yes - 3BTing has brought much to my life and I have loved meeting so many fellow bloggers. I'll be coming by your blog and thanks for coming to mine.

Sara said...


This was a very reflective post with all the quotes, which I loved.

I also liked your description of the woman walking down the street. You made me see her.

Regarding plants, I can only have a certain kind because I manage to kill all the rest either by NOT watering or OVER watering. I have this plant, a Calla Lilly, which tells you when it needs water. It hangs it's leaves down, almost looking dead. A clear sign that announces "Water me or else!"

Maude Lynn said...

I'd like to try one of those pots, too!

Riot Kitty said...

Lovely plants! Thanks for the pic btw.

Jannie Funster said...

2 nights ago I had a little cry before sleep. Woke with clarity.

Yesterday I exercised my a$& off! Not bad for a 47-year old climbing stairs at least 50 times for water park rides. Gave the 9- year olds a run for their money.

And today played in the Gulf of Mexico waves.

How's that for my three salty refreshers?!

I want to watch Out Of Africa again!! Will look at library for the D V D.


Lynn said...

Sara -

Thanks for the compliments. :) And I am not particularly good with plants, but I've found a few who I get along with. Kind of like you and your calla lily. My peace lily does the same thing - clutches its throat and asks for water. :)

Mama Zen -

Let's do it next year.

RK -

Sure and I think so, too.

Jannie -

Ah - three salty refreshers indeed!

I loved that movie and also Babbette's Feast. :)



Snaggle Tooth said...

pretty planter! I love mixing up my annuals. Always get some stuff I didn't plant tho! Like the cockscomb everywhere. Scarlet Ohara? I swear by salt water, myself. Very healing. I get surprzed by finding the previously unrealized too. That last I'd paraphrase, " leave me alone n let me concentrate"

Whitney said...

LOVE the Out of Africa quotes. One of the best gifts I ever received was a 1st ed of that book. It came all the way to Belfast and back again with me. Such a treasure.