Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Indefinable Beauty

We haven't had any quotes with flowers in recently and so I've picked a small posy here.

'She had that indefinable beauty which comes from joy, from enthusiasm, from success, the beauty which is simply a harmony between temperament and circumstances... like flowers that have manure, rain, wind and sun, and she was blossoming at last in the splendour of her being.' Gustav Flaubert Madame Bovary

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6 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quote... and lovely flowers to go. I'm looking forward to the Madame Bovary read a long hosted by Nonsuch book later this year. Then I will know where this quote came from. Great too for Paris in July!

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  2. Gorgeous images: think everyone needs some blossoming today!

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  3. What a lovely description! And a nice reminder that I need to read Madame Bovary.

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  4. I have those same flowers in your top photo on my kitchen window sill from my garden. Haven't been back to Madamme Bovary since my first read 30 years ago, but I remember finding her slightly annoying!

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  5. Must. Read. Mme. Bovary. !!

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