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Welcome to This Awful/Awesome Life! My name is Frances Joyce. I am the publisher and editor of this magazine. We'll be exploring different topics each month to inform, entertain and inspire you. Meet new authors, sharpen your brain and pick up a few tips on life, love, entertaining and business. Enjoy and please share!

Spring by any Other Name.....

The first day of spring 2018 will be Tuesday, March 20th. In honor of my favorite part of the season -spring flowers – I’ve compiled a list of quotes about flowers. Which one is your favorite?


 “Just living is not enough…one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” Hans Cristian Anderson

“A woman should be like a single flower, not a whole bouquet.” Anna Held



“A flower doesn’t love you or hate you, it just exists.” Mike White


“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.” John Lennon


“Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


“To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower. Holy trinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.” William Blake



“When I walk with you, I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.” William Makepeace Thackeray



“The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.” D.H. Lawrence


“I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.” Georgia O’Keeffe



“A weed is but an unloved flower.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox


“I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.” Abraham Lincoln

“When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or a flower. If it clashes, it is not art.” Paul Cezanne

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