Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday Flowers: Paradise

Bird of Paradise, Strelitzia, Crane Flower
Strelitzia: Bird Of Paradise


Hold fast to dreams 
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

Strelitzia, Bird of Paradise, Crane Flower
Crane flowers and a blue sky

Did you know that the Bird of Paradise is the official flower of the city of Los Angeles? Given the way that they thrive out here, it doesn't surprise me. Even in the midst of an unusually cold winter, these hardy plants are still thriving.

Well, it's certainly nice to see these bright colors. ;-)

In celebration of the birth date of Langston Hughes, let's enjoy some of his poems.

"A Dream Deferred"

"I, Too"

"Let America Be America Again"


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