Wordless Wednesday ~ A second spring

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

We stayed at Lost Pines in Bastrop recently for a fall break with family. I love autumn, the nights are cooler and there is some change in color (certainly nothing like my days of living in upstate N.Y. as a child).

These fall flowers stood tall and welcoming as we entered the lodge. It reminded me of a quote from Henry Ward Beecher I read from the Star Papers, A discourse of Flowers:

“Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.”

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Comments (25)

Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Those are beautful, so bright and full of life, they would certainly brighten up any room!

Oct 20, 2015 11:34 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Beautiful flowers and the quote is appropriate.  I am so glad it is cooling off in your neck of the woods, as it is in mine.  Happy Wednesday, A

Oct 21, 2015 12:00 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Good morning, Dorie --- our Fall is much different than in many other parts of the country but there are still  seasonal signs to be found.   

What a nice family getaway and as Alexandra Ron and Alexandra Seigel commented - a very appropriate quote to accompany your post. 

Oct 21, 2015 12:39 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Dorie,  That is a beautiful arrangement ... love the colors and the sunburst appeal. 

Oct 21, 2015 01:15 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Dorie, I'm in North Carolina mountains for a few days, and the fall flowers down here are pretty amazing - as are the leaves, of course!

Oct 21, 2015 01:22 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Here in IL the colors are becoming bright and vivid, Dorie Dillard ... how can we not be impressed with nature when we see it?  Enjoy ...


Oct 21, 2015 02:27 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie this year even here in the Northeast it feels like a second Spring.

Oct 21, 2015 07:57 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Leaves are turning and it is one of the best times of year... some flowers just shine in the fall.

Oct 21, 2015 08:46 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Dorie: Flowers have a way of brightening our day...so good to hear you were able to slip away and spend some quality time with family.

Oct 21, 2015 09:23 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks for sharing the photo of an outstanding floral arrangement.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 21, 2015 12:53 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I love flowers Dorie, they cheer me up when I need it. Flowers are mother natures gift from the earth to your table.

Oct 21, 2015 01:25 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Dorie. Definitely my favorite time of the year. The colors this year have just been amazing in our area.

Oct 21, 2015 08:10 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Good morning Dorie.  The varied and different colors Mother Nature has to offer...  Priceless

Oct 21, 2015 08:24 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Not so many hotels have nice fresh flowers anymore. When they do I appreciate them and love the aroma.

Oct 21, 2015 11:05 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience. I love your quote selection.

Oct 21, 2015 11:37 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

I loved all of this, Dorie. Where in upstate NY? That's where I  am and my family are from on my mom's side!

Oct 22, 2015 01:56 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

So pretty, Dorie Dillard Thanks for quote from HWB.

Oct 22, 2015 08:47 AM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good Thursday evening Dorie. Nice. Nothing like a nice spread of flowers to make the day.

Oct 22, 2015 09:56 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I love that beautiful table too.  Must get my daddy to make me one of those.  And fall is wonderful here too.

Oct 22, 2015 02:45 PM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I love the table and the flowers...what a nice place for a break. 

Oct 29, 2015 10:52 PM