The traditional Tulip Festival 2013 has already started.
Visitors this year will witness the presence of 20 million tulips all around Istanbul.
I have been sent pics from my friends from Istanbul to let me capture the spring spirit in the city. I will not attend the festival this year, but I still admire its beauty from a distance.
Flowers bring pure freshness and harmony, vivid colors and soul in the dominating grey appearance of the city.
There’s a Chinese proverb that goes like this:
“If you want to be happy one night – get yourself drunk.
If you want to be happy one year – get married.
If you want to be happy all your life – grow flowers!”
I love flowers and that’s what I will do.
In addition to that – a couple of quotes connected to flowers:
“The earth laughs in flowers.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.”
― Edna St. Vincent Millay
“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…”
― Susan Polis Schutz