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Bee's Morning Flowers

Remembering Your Love by midnightrider79 Remembering Your Love :iconmidnightrider79:midnightrider79 6 2 Living Colors 1000 by Tenel Living Colors 1000 :icontenel:Tenel 10 1 Foggy Space. by Envyaa Foggy Space. :iconenvyaa:Envyaa 7 2 DSC0519 Unnamed Arrangement by WildeAPB DSC0519 Unnamed Arrangement :iconwildeapb:WildeAPB 1 1 Autumn tenderness by Daykiney Autumn tenderness :icondaykiney:Daykiney 41 3 #2671 by robertcicheckiart #2671 :iconrobertcicheckiart:robertcicheckiart 29 6 Autumn spleen by Daykiney Autumn spleen :icondaykiney:Daykiney 74 4 Fleurs blanches by HawaiiGuizmo Fleurs blanches :iconhawaiiguizmo:HawaiiGuizmo 3 1 Still life with sunflowers by Daykiney Still life with sunflowers :icondaykiney:Daykiney 117 4 hobby15 by sjf9999 hobby15 :iconsjf9999:sjf9999 3 4 Untitled by KilCillian Untitled :iconkilcillian:KilCillian 10 3 Pink dreams by LayneSteele Pink dreams :iconlaynesteele:LayneSteele 9 4 Autumn crocus by langeboom Autumn crocus :iconlangeboom:langeboom 2 2 sisterhood by MarissaAngell sisterhood :iconmarissaangell:MarissaAngell 4 2 A Late Blossoming by JocelyneR A Late Blossoming :iconjocelyner:JocelyneR 316 111 Red and Yellow by LaMoonstar Red and Yellow :iconlamoonstar:LaMoonstar 19 4
For some time now I have been e-mailing my wife a flower photograph every morning as a small way of saying "I love you."

This morning I sent her your beautiful flower. This makes you a part of a love story that began in 1965.…

This is where I have begun collecting the flowers.

Please Note!: I would like to mention to all those whose flowers I have sent that I do not actually download the image and attach it to my email, but rather copy and paste the link to the flower picture. Of the thousands of artists whose work I have sent, only a few -- a very few indeed, maybe three -- have expressed concern that I "used" their work without permission, but I respect their concerns. The flowers I choose for Bee do not go online and I never claim them as my own (in fact, I include the artist's name and deviantART URL in my emails).


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Joseph Thomas
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Here's the thing. Young people in despair terrify me. I feel that I have to do something, or say something, just to let them know that someone cares, and that maybe things will be all right. I am The Catcher in the Rye. I posted this in my journal a while back, and only Lee Anne understood. That's because Lee Anne was there when I talked Jenny out of suicide. The Catcher in the Rye is J.D. Salinger's book, of course, and this quote (by the young and emotionally troubled Holden) explains the title and also explains me:

"Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around - nobody big, I mean - except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be."

~J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
Image copyright © 2008 Diana Bryan

Current Residence: Georgia, U.S.A.
Occupation: 1st Assistant Cameraman (Focus Puller)
Operating System: OS X Mavericks
MP3 player of choice: iPhone 4! Woo hoo!
Wallpaper of choice: KICK ASS - Hit Girl 1 by `adonihs
Favourite cartoon character: Chihiro/Sen
Personal Quote: "Far be it from us to deny you the comfort and security of your own fears."

Young Love

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 8, 2015, 2:11 PM
I woke about an hour ago and lay beside my wife -- still sleeping, my arm across her body, her hand atop mine. If someone had been there to see us I guess he would have seen us as two people in their sixties, an old married couple, but it doesn't feel that way to me. I don't feel like a newlywed -- it's not like that either. There's a different kind of energy from that, but there is definitely an energy -- a sort of low frequency but powerful pulse, like a sound that is not heard but felt deep inside the chest.

Personal Quote

"Sometimes I feel like a band-aid on a heart attack."
-- Joseph Thomas 2011


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LaMoonstar Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018  Student Writer
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