July 4, 2014

floral friday: flower in focus.

i wrote about pink tulips before and how they symbolize perfect happiness. but did you know that the meaning of tulips in general is perfect love? 

i know there isn't such thing as perfection but there could be by the way we define it. i've had people look down on certain choices/purchases i made on a lot of different things  that didn't quite meet their standards. i always like to say "it may not be perfect but it's perfect for me." 

time is too precious to live by trying to meet everyone else's perfect standards. define and live by your own.

 // linking up with under lock and key's floral friday photography project. 

*** floral friday is a monthly photography project with different themes each month. this series is all about fun and taking time out to smell the flowers. to play along, please email trishie -- trishie [at] underlockandkeyblog [dot] com for next month's theme. 

37 comments

  1. Beautiful words, beautiful images...Pretty pink tulips are precious and very close to perfect! Thanks for sharing all the loveliness, Jane!

    Happy 4th!

    Poppy

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  2. Soooo beautiful :))) Have a gorgeous weekend xx

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  3. i didn't know that's the meaning of tulips. i love how you interpret it :)

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    1. thanks! i love how flowers have meanings to them!

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  4. Gorgeous shots, Jane!! It's so interesting that something so beautiful and understated can have such a powerful impact!

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  5. Tulip is one of my faves:) Reminds me of the time I visited Amsterdam:D

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  6. Well said. :) Keep yourself inside your own head and don't let anyone talk you out.

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  7. Those tulips are absolutely gorgeous Jane! Good for you! At the end of the day, you have to do what's best for YOU! People will ALWAYS have an opinion, but it's important to do what YOU want and what makes YOU happy.

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    1. thank you! and so right on kim!

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  8. Beautiful tulips and lovely words you have shared.
    I think they are such pretty flowers and always look so great in a vase.
    Happy Independence day
    Carolyn

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    1. thank you~~ hope you had a lovely fourth!

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  9. How gorgeous. I never knew they symbolized perfect love. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos!

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    1. thanks trishie for another great month of floral friday!

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  10. Oh, thank you very much for themeaning Tulip has; I went to the link and loved to read it♡♡♡ Your pictures are magnificent,Jane.

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. thank you miyako! it was great to visit your blog for the floral friday series!

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  11. lovely and I love the sentiments of it's perfect for me - on a side note I actually think tulips are perfect, so pretty!

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  12. I always love these babies, once in Amsterdam I bought some seeds of them to grew in my balcony. But it's the first time to see what it means.

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    1. oh i bet they grew beautifully!

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  13. Hello Jane
    How lovely to meet you at Trishie's Floral Friday Party!
    Your pink tulips are exquisite.
    I love the first photo with the yellow chair in the background!
    Wishing you a very happy weekend!
    Hugs
    Shane

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    1. very nice to meet you! hope your weekend was lovely!

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  14. Beautiful! I like your thoughts on perfection, too :)

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  15. Pink tulips are so pretty. I tried to grow them early this Spring but had no luck. Too hot here I guess.

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    1. pink tulips are very pretty :)

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  16. Tulips are a favourite of mine and come next May they`ll bloom again in my garden. Your bouquet is beautiful with the lovely pink and delicate edges.

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    1. i bet they bloom magnificently!

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  17. Very pretty tulips and lovely description of perfection - 'They are perfect for me' - <3 xo Karen

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  18. I didn't know that tulips meant perfect love! They're definitely a flower I've come to like more and more.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  19. I learned something new!! I would agree that tulips are an example of 'perfection.' Love your photos!!

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  20. Sweet words! Tulips is a perfect symbol for a perfect love! Nice photo shots.
    Send Flowers and Gifts to Philippines

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