The smile of God

The late Indian poet Tagore once described flowers as ‘”the smile of God.”

PicMonkey Collage - DC Floral Library 

I felt like I was basking in the glow of His smile this week as I photographed these gorgeous flowers at the Floral Library in Washington, D.C.

May we enjoy His beautiful smile today and every day. Happy Sunday!



  1. Nice photos! God has truly smiled on me this week! I can appreciate this post. Have a blessed Sunday!
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  2. You too, Joi! Glad to know that you had a blessed week.
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  3. Dear Allison
    You truly were tasting a morsel of heaven! Allison, I wish I could show you the Botanical Gardens in Cape Town. It is also breathtakingly beautiful and reminds me a lot of your Washington Museum.
    Blessings XX
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    • I know the Botanical Gardens must be a delight, Mia. Cape Town has always been on my bucket list of places to visit, so this gives me more impetus to do so, and soon!

  4. Very lovely pictures Allison, and what a perfect illustration of God smiling down on us! I love the idea that He is smiling and laughing with us; He brings us joy that lights up our day!

    Blessings and love,
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  5. These are beautiful photos! And I love the quote, “the smile of God”. So very true! Thank you for sharing His smile this morning!
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    Have a blessed Sunday!
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  6. Hi Allison! I guess I never heard of a “Floral Library” before. That’s a great concept. And I love the idea of the ‘smile of God’, because I just love flowers. So many, so different, so many colors…what an infinite variety. It’s easy to see the beauty that’s there.

    Happy Sunday, and nice to meet you today!

    • Happy to meet you too, Ceil! i think I’ve seen you commenting on Dina’s blog, Causerie. The flowers at the Floral Library are such a wonder. In spring, there’s a tulip library that is breathtaking. Have a great week, Ceil!

  7. Did you see the upside down rainbow I photographed from last evening? That was a true smile from God! Love the pictures and thank you for sharing them.

  8. Just saw some hydrangeas while walking and want to go back and take some pictures of them. My mom passed away in January and flowers were definitely her language. Your words remind me of the little poem: A kiss of the sun for pardon. A song of the birds for mirth. We’re nearer God’s heart in a garden, than anywhere else on earth.”

    • Cheri, I love the poem! This is the first time that I’ve read it. And my sympathies re: your mom. My mom is very much a flower person too!

  9. Yes indeed! Whenever I see purple flowers, I’m always reminded of the line in the Color Purple: “I think it must piss God off to walk by a field of purple and not notice…” (something like that).

  10. They’re so beautiful! I’ve never been into photographing flowers very much, but I’d like to learn how to do it.
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  11. God’s beautiful creation is so evident all around us. Thank you for sharing God’s beauty , and have a blessed week!

  12. Beautiful! I love that – I’ll never look at a flower quite the same way again 🙂
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  13. That’s great, Carrie! 🙂 Have a great week!
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  14. What an amazing concept…floral library. Such a beautiful collection. Our creator is truly smiling on us.
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  15. Yes. Very nice to see Him “smiling” at me through His creation. Thanks much!
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  16. Beautiful, they brighten a room, your thoughts and smell wonderful! God smiling on us reminds us to smile and appreciate the wonders He has created.
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  17. Gorgeous, gorgeous, these blooms from above … you’ve captured their essence, my friend. Lovely visions this evening!
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  18. I found myself taking notice and snapping a few photos of flowers this weekend as well Alison.
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  19. Ahhh…. I always love coming by to breathe in some of God’s goodness!! Your photos are so beautiful as they truly capture the wonder of God’s creation!! Oh how I love the vibrant colors and delicate details…
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    • Those flowers were like a drink of fresh, pure water when I saw them, Chris. It’s always replenishing to be among God’s creation and observe them up close. Hugs!

  20. They are beautiful flowers, Alison.
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