Photo: Death Valley
Flower = Seed-bearing part of a plant, consisting of reproductive organs (stamens and carpels) that are typically surrounded by a brightly colored corolla (petals) and a green calyx (sepals).
Earth laughs in flowers.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Some people grumble because roses have thorns; I am thankful that the thorns have roses.
– Alphonse Karr