17 Apr 2013

A - Z Challenge - O




The reflection of British wildflowers in emotions.
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Oxalis europa.  Optimistic.

The upright Oxalis or yellow sorrel has spread as a weed in towns and villages throughout Europe and Asia. From an underground creeping stem, the solitary erect stems produce small clusters of yellow, five-petalled flowers, followed by large cylindrical capsules with many seeds. The Oxalis uses its roots to good advantage to maintain its presence and ensure survival.


An optimistic person is disposed to take a favorable view of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome. Some funny quotes about optimism



 “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Anne Frank. 

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill.

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” Oscar Wilde. 


Proverb: Nothing venture, nothing gain.

25 comments:

  1. Great post, Francene. :) Oxalis are quite pretty. :)

    I was meant to take part in this year's A-Z but have so much to do it's crazy! :) Happy Wednesday!

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    1. Thanks, Ci-Ci. I'm too busy too really.

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  2. How interesting. Had not heard of this flower before. Also, I used the Anne Frank quote in a recent post too :)

    Four Leaf Clover

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  3. Oh so that's what that's called! I've always known that species by it's more common name: "plant". Sorry, it's the city boy in me. When I'm in the wilderness it's usually in a cave. Spelunking: admiring the great outdoors while not being able to see the sky!

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  4. Lovely quotes - most days I'm an optimist.

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    1. Me too. I guess, we all have days when everything doesn't seem quite so rosy.

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  5. I'm an optimist too. This oxalis seems to be looking out of it's surrounding of leaves optimistically hoping it'll get some sunshine on it's pretty petals.

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  6. That is really pretty for a weed. We should really admire the resilience of weeds. Love the quotes.

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    1. How perceptive of you to see the great strength of native plants.

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  7. Beautiful post Francene thank you and I love your quotes - they are all so meaningful, each and every one of them!
    Good on the oxalis using its roots for maximum strength!


    Susan Scott's Soul Stuff

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    1. I guess we all have an inner core like a root.

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  8. Pretty yellow flowers, enjoyed the quotes as well.

    A-Z

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  9. Lovely quotes. I very much prefer the company of optimists over pessimists.

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  10. My blog today is flowers and you can prob tell me more about them :D

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  11. Spreads like weeds? I wish we had weeds that looked as pretty as those flowers.

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    1. Haha. Weeds are simple plants we don't want to grow in a certain place.

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  12. Those are great quotes. For some of us, it takes a little practice to become more optimistic. ;)

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  13. What a lovely theme for the challenge, Francene! I really enjoyed this post. I'll have to catch up on the others. I do love wild flowers :)

    Happy A-Z Challenge-ing! Very nice to "meet" you!
    Jen

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  14. all awesome quotes. Wow. Great post

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  15. Oxalis grows on Maui too! I've never seen it w/ yellow flowers though. Always pink.It has medicinal value too. Though I can't remember now off the top of my head.

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    1. How interesting. I guess plants develop different characteristics for various parts of the world just like animals.

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