Tuesday, July 01, 2008

REFLECTION ABOUT FRIENDSHIP AND RECIPROCITY

I believe that friendship is like flowers, both needs much caress and fondness to grow well. When its bloomed and open, it produces a lovely flower. "Friendship is mutual reciprocity of affection and purpose".




"Friendship is mutual reciprocity of affection and purpose". -- Aristotle.



"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom". -- Marcel Proust.



"Friendship of goodness depends on love, on likeness, on recognition, on reciprocity, on activity, on quality of characters, and on sharing of life", as understood by Aristotle.


“The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.” -- William Blake.


"What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies." -- Aristotle.



"The only way to have a friend is to be one". -- Ralph Waldo Emerson.




"The language of friendship is not words but meanings." -- Henry David Thoreau.



Greenhouses photos were taken in Holambra II, by my husband and by myself.
You can click on the pictures for a larger version.

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41 comments:

  1. Oh Sonia, I want one of each kind of plant in the whole greenhouse. Such beautiful photos. The hydrangea is exquisite!

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  2. These pictures are just WONDERFUL...What Beautiful Lush Greenhouses, with so very many Beautiful Flowers! I love how you change yOUR Header Photo depending on the sunject in your post...Purple/Lavender is just about my very favorite color....And these pictures of the Hydrangia are scrumptious!

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  3. Sonia, sua escolha da hortensia como foto de apresentação do seu blog foi extraordinária.

    Magnífico tom e um verde resplandecente.

    No mais, sábias palavras as que você aqui nos deixa. E plenas de conteúdo.

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  4. Depois do comentário do Quintarantino, resta só a te desejar muitos posts como este! Lindeza, como diria Guimarães Rosa!

    Bjs. Lembrei dele pelo sobre-nome!

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  5. LINDAS
    Simplesmente lindas as escolhas, entre frases e fotos.
    bjs.

    JU Gioli

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  6. Coloridas imagens e grande escolha das frases, excelente.

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  7. Agora sei onde recarregar as baterias em bad days.
    bj
    maris

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  8. As fotos estão lindíssimas e combinam muito bem com o tema da amizade que você escolheu para este post. Realmente a amizade é como as plantas, quando cultivada dá flores, como diz uma das frases.
    Beijos e parabéns!

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  9. The quotes are eloquent and the Hortensia at the end is my favorite of the flowers.

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  10. Sonia, these flowers are a great representation of the feeling of joy in my heart at the moment!
    Yes, we have had such wonderful news!
    Thank you for your words of support and encouragement - it was wonderful to know good feelings were coming to us so far from the other side of the ocean.
    Thank you my friend.

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  11. Olá Sonia, belas fotografias...Belo colorido...Espectacular...
    Beijos

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  12. This is my idea of heaven, so many flowers! :)

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  13. Hi Sonia,
    I enjoyed visiting this beautiful greenhouse through the eyes of your camera!
    The thoughts on friendship are so very true.
    I've enjoyed the friendship we've made through blogging!
    xo

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  14. A very nice post about friendship.
    We know that. Julia from Salt Lake City has been my friend for 46 ans and Dieter from Germany my husband's friend for 30 years. I have been also another friend from 45 years, we met each other inhigh school (her name is Annie-Claude).
    Thanks for this post !

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  15. The good
    flower cultivation. Regards from Yogyakarta Indonesia.

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  16. Excellent idea you developed here!! ... and develope so well!

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  17. The quotes are importants and the pictures wonderful. I love the Hortensia: nice flower in a splendid photo!

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  18. Sonia,

    temos notado que este seu jardim de flores, esta te ocupando muito...e temos sentindo sua falta lá nos varais da vida....

    Bjs e bom fim de semana!

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  19. Sonia que beleza...as flores e as palavras em harmonia total...
    Será que tem alguém que não gosta de flores... para mim paixão e inspiração total....Lindo

    P.S caos total sem internet por mais de 24 horas só hoje melhorou um pouco...
    beijos

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  20. Thanks for the Good Wishes on our Independence Day, Sonia....And I agree with you, that first Image of The Eagle wrapped in the flag is just FANTASTIC! I am so happy I found it!

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  21. Hello Sonia..
    love the flowers and quotes about friendship..
    -Cheers Gisela

    The World is so empty if one thinks only of the mountains, rivers, and cities;
    but to know someone who thinks and feels with us, and who, though distant is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.
    - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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  22. Sonia,
    voltei para ver essas belezas novamente.

    Essa hortência merece um quadro.

    bjs.

    JU Gioli

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  23. wonderful thought about friendship, gardening, flowers... i love these photos.

    paz

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  24. Sonia, coisa mais linda você nos dá de presente.
    É sempre muito bom vir aqui e ver essas belas imagens.
    Flores magníficas. Nesses canteiros são ainda mais belas.
    Sentimos sua falta no encontro do lançamento. Ainda nos encontraremos.
    Um beijo e um lindo final de semana.

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  25. Cada foto ilustrada com palavras magnificas! Simplesmente lindo este post!!

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  26. Thank you for the beautiful walk along the flower beds! :-)

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  27. Sonia,
    o tema Amizade me faz pensar que ando tão relapsa. Mas a correria do dia-a-dia tem me impedido de vir aqui mais, amiga querida, do blog mais lindo da internet...
    Beijos e boa semana!

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  28. Sonia Dear,
    Thanks so very much for your visit and your very sweet and dear words...! I cannot believe another year has gone by....It all seems to go so fast, doesn't it?
    And here it is, the first week of July---ALMOST Over!

    Have a lovely week, my dear, and Hugs to you all, including your dear Flora!

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  29. Sunshine and flowers soothe my soul.....

    .... unless it's really HOT and then I just get bad-tempered!
    :-)

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  30. Sonia, What wonderful flowers and I love your quotes! Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  31. Oi,Sonia...

    Eu acredito que toda Sonia gosta de flores...rsss...
    as fotos est�o lindas e as casas de Avar�...que saudades...
    bjs

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  32. Sonia, Just adore the mauve hydrangia. and all your beatiful thoughts along with all the other blooms.

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  33. What beautiful flowers and are those dogs, what we call 'strays' ?

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  34. Sônia
    Um grande show de cores e beleza.
    bjs,
    Denise

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  35. Sonia, how clever to take the two ideas and tie them together so well! The quotes are great, and I love the way you linked them to the beautiful photos. It must be wonderful in there in real life, with the perfumes added into the sensory feast!

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  36. I love all your quotes on friendship.
    Love Jeanne ^j^

    Your photographs are beautiful too.
    Love Jeanne

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  37. All those pretty flowers! How beautiful.

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  38. Sonia

    Aqui encontro cultura e beleza.

    Holambra é um sonho de consumo meu.

    Beijo

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