MAY, BEAUTIFUL MAY—A FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS
Here’s a festival of flowers for the month of May by a variety of artists: French Impressionists Claude Monet (1840-1926) and Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) plus their fellow countryman Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904); American Impressionist Frederick Carl Frieseke (1874-1939); and other 19th century painters such as Danish realist Michael Ancher (1849-1927); Russian innovator Ivan Kramskoy (1837-1887); and British Pre-Raphaelite John William Waterhouse (1849-1917).
A flower blossoms for its own joy.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Surely the flowers of a hundred springs are simply the souls of beautiful things!
Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)
The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.
Robert Leighton (1611-1684)
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
Iris Murdoch (1919-1999)
God will reward you, he said. You must be an angel since you care for flowers.
Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.
Theodore Roethke (1908-1963)
Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.
Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)