Thomas Cole: The Voyage of Life

A series of four paintings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.  A beautiful, inspirational set of paintings that depict the stages of life – from infancy to old age



A Beautiful Flower

A beautiful flower is a wondrous thing.  Such beauty did not come about by accident.  It is a product of careful nurturing, sprouting from roots lovingly cared for by someone who truly loved what they were doing.  And when it finally emerges, it is stunning to behold.  Those who truly appreciate its beauty know the love that is in full display.  When you find that special flower, it will be something that you will always treasure.  A lifetime is never enough.