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If You Love A Flower, Don’t Pick It Up

Here’s another photo I took of the wild roses covered in raindrops. I think that these drops make the flowers look so fresh and alive. I also like the combination of pink and green.

When was the last time you picked flowers? When I was little, I would instantly feel like picking every beautiful flower I see. Now, taking a photo satisfies my needs as a collector. Plus, a photo usually lasts longer than a flower in a vase. What do you think?

“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up.Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love.So if you love a flower, let it be.Love is not about possession.Love is about appreciation.”― Osho

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What do you think?

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Written by ellie925


  1. Great quote! I usually leave blooms on the plants because I can go out and see them. And they do last longer that way. I do pick camellias but I have a huge bush that is up to the roof! It’s gorgeous when loaded with flowers.

  2. You made a beautiful point here about possession and appreciation. I know now I never want to pick a flower. I will just appreciate it while looking at it.

  3. Beautiful photo, but I have to say that deadheading some flower varieties makes them flower more, whereas if they are left alone the strength of the plant goes to making seeds. So when we pick those flowers we are doing them a favor by prolonging the blooming season as well as bringing them indoors to enjoy.

  4. Totally agree with the wise thoughts expressed in your publication. And share your feelings that taking a photo satisfies my needs as a collector. Your shot is so adorable, it seems that the flower lives and breathes!!!

    • Thank you so much, Carol! Taking photos has so many benefits, it’s a pity that there are still people who stare at hobby photographers as if they are crazy. 😀

  5. I can’t agree with you more. I refuse to buy flowers for this reason, and it pisses women off. I offer to buy them plants instead, but that doesn’t go over well at all…

  6. This is a beautiful photo and sometimes some one picks a flower from someones place and throws it on the road. I usually take that flower home because it has someone to appreciate it.

    • This reminds me about The Nightingale and the Rose. It’s a pity that people do that, they are usually children but still parents should teach them about it.