Friday Photo: We Are Like The Flowers . . .

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Napa Consultants

www.luxuryrealestatemarketing.com

When sunflowers are in season, we often display them in the corner of our upstairs hallway.  They are a wonderful contrast in the big turquoise pot that Ron's grandmother had in her home.  

 

They are one of our many smile landmarks. They also bring to mind an excerpt in Thich Nhat Hanh's, (Buddhist monk) book, You Are Here, Discovering the Magic of the Present.  

 

"We are like the flowers. Every one of us is a miraculous flower in the garden of humanity.  If you look deeply into yourself, you will see that you possess everything."  

Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Happy Friday!

Posted by

Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel-

ABOUT:  Napa Consultants, International specializes in the art of local niche marketing in affluent communities and they are the leader in brand strategy for the luxury real estate industry.  Working exclusively with entrepreneurs and professionals who are passionate about gaining or sustaining market leadership, they help their clients become the breakaway brand in their marketplace.

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Just for Fun
Groups:
The Lounge at Active Rain
Everything California
Inspiration Station
Old Farts Club

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
3,031,587
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Sharon Lee in Napa we had a whole big raised bed of sunflowers.  They are food for the birds when autumn comes around.  I did not take them out until the following spring even though they looked ugly.  A

May 12, 2017 07:26 AM #4
Rainmaker
478,281
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

If you look deeply into yourself, you will see that you possess everything."  Love this saying, a good reminder today and I like your phrase a smile landmark. Have to create some of those. 

May 12, 2017 07:43 AM #5
Ambassador
1,166,999
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Gateway to the Lake" 503-755-2905

So many treasures to be found and lessons from both Mother Nature and the philosophies of Thich Nhat Hanh, and from you two as well.

Smile landmark--a true Seigelism. 

May 12, 2017 08:02 AM #6
Rainmaker
3,031,587
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 I have smile landmarks everywhere we go and in our home as well.  I will drive on certain streets because of the flowering trees, or a mural.  At the beach on the other side of the fresh water channel, I look for the house that displays flags of the world, the Australian sheep dog who loves to herd us, etc...so many things like that.  And furry creatures are great at making us smile.  A

May 12, 2017 08:24 AM #7
Rainmaker
3,031,587
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate the real estate office we worked out of was located abot 30 minutes from our home in Los Angeles without traffic.  If we left late, it would take 45mns to an hour.  Instead of getting frustrated, I started looking at all the homes, landscaping, etc.  These became a diversion from the traffic and that started smile landmarks.  A

May 12, 2017 08:27 AM #8
Rainmaker
1,195,250
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I must admit, even I like sunflowers! This is a beautiful photo as always from you guys!

May 12, 2017 08:33 AM #9
Rainmaker
1,759,099
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I'm simply amazed that you can keep carpet that white so clean! Have you no pets? Well, probably not as it would be hard to keep a vase of water with sunflowers on the floor otherwise.

BTW, got that wine you suggested. LA Wine Company ships it for $9.95 a bottle. Unbelievable good at such a low price! Thank you!

May 12, 2017 08:36 AM #10
Rainmaker
3,031,587
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents we have always had at least two cats, and now we are down to one.  All of them liked clean.  Of course, we give him new litter every day. 

I am so happy you like the wine, and I went back and bought more at the same price you did.  Wishing you a great weekend.  A

May 12, 2017 08:40 AM #11
Rainmaker
1,759,099
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

How is the cat not yanking the sunflowers out of the vase? Or is he too old to creep up the stairs? What is your secret? I have 3 cats and that vase of sunflowers would not last one minute in my house.

May 12, 2017 08:42 AM #12
Rainmaker
3,031,587
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents they were all Abyssinians which are high octane cats, very active, curious in your face.  Only one of them batted tulips, she just did not like them.  The rest sniffed and moved on.  Quincy sits by them when we keep him out of the office if he starts to climb on our desks and batting things off to get our attention.  A

May 12, 2017 08:59 AM #13
Ambassador
1,426,865
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Happy Friday Ron and Alexandra Seigel  Thank you for bringing sunshine into my Friday with beautiful Sunflowers .  They do not grow here until September

May 12, 2017 09:11 AM #14
Ambassador
2,325,405
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Ron & Alexandra - We have several bird feeders that we keep filled with sunflower seeds, so we always have a few of these growing randomly in our garden, but it's still months before we'll see them flower. Have a great weekend!

May 12, 2017 09:28 AM #15
Ambassador
2,060,364
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Very bright and vibrant.  Makes me want to head out and buy some flowers!

May 12, 2017 09:58 AM #16
Ambassador
960,257
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

After you previous post this is a class one. I love the author also and we are the flower in our unity with nature.

May 12, 2017 11:11 AM #17
Rainmaker
1,829,099
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I'm fond of Sunflowers too, Alexandra!  My granddaughter recently went to her prom.  She wore a dark royal blue dress, and carried a Sunflower.

 

May 12, 2017 06:02 PM #18
Ambassador
2,776,799
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Ron and Alexandra What a beautiful photo!  Love the combination of the turquoise pot and the orange of the flowers.  

May 12, 2017 06:24 PM #19
Rainmaker
3,031,587
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Kathy Streib I love that pot and it looks good with tall flowers.  Later the ginger plants will be in season, and I like to have those in there, also.

May 12, 2017 08:03 PM #20
Rainmaker
3,031,587
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Myrl Jeffcoat what a great combination and very creative of your granddaughter. She takes after her grandmother, no doubt. A

May 12, 2017 08:04 PM #21
Rainmaker
3,826,249
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thank you very much for sharing this quote and the paired photograph.

A peony in our home garden...

Image may contain: plant, flower and nature
May 13, 2017 11:30 AM #22
Rainmaker
3,031,587
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Roy Kelley you have been a great inspiration with your flower photos for me.  That peony is magnificent, and I love the dew drops on the petals.  A

May 13, 2017 03:45 PM #23
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
3,031,587

Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
How do I become First to Come to Mind in My Marketplace?
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information