flower shop

Images from my own collection
Flowershop at Quincy Market, Boston

"Being perfect artists and ingenuous poets, the Chinese have piously preserved the love and holy cult of flowers; one of the very rare and most ancient traditions which has survived their decadence. 
And since flowers had to be distinguished from each other, they have attributed graceful analogies to them, dreamy images, pure and passionate names which perpetuate and harmonize in our minds the sensations of gentle charm and violent intoxication with which they inspire us."
-Octave Mirbeau-

{boston common}

Images via various sources

Oh I am so looking forward to the oysters! And Spring has arrived in Boston, we'll be enjoying some wonderful weather the first day we are there.

“We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.”
-John Hope Franklin-