I stand amid the roar Of a surf-tormented shore, And I hold within my hand Grains of the golden sand-- How few! yet how they creep Through my fingers to the deep, While I weep--while I weep! O God! can I not grasp Them with a tighter clasp? O God! can I not save One from the pitiless wave? Is all that we see or seem But a dream within a dream?
- Edgar Allan Poe
In literature, the term ‘flowery’ is often used to describe exaggerated, artsy, tryhard prose. In other words, in literature, flowery is bad. In life, however, flowery is great. It is of our humble opinion that flowers may signal the peak of nature’s vibrant botany. They smell absolutely wonderful; they’re an inseparable part of our ecosystem; finally, they look nothing short of stunning. So, our deep admiration of the colorful plant just took hold of us today as we decided to make a brief list of our favorite flower-spotting spots.
Tuscany, Italy’s perfect spring grass.
Oh, Italy. The land of permanent spring; the land of pizza, pasta, delicious wine, great soccer, amazing paintings, and (how could one forget?) incredible views such as this beautiful blend of green hills and yellow flowers. It was once said, “In America, one must be something, but in Italy, one can simply be.” This tranquil view is definitely indicative of just that – simply being.
Netherlands Tulip Fields.
The razor-sharp lines of vibrant tulips sorted in immaculately straight rows are one of the Netherlands’ finest views. They’re scattered all across the great country, and they’re definitely worth seeing in person, given just how colorful they are and just how wide and expansive they are. They truly present a chance to get lost in flowers, and why would anyone not want to do that?
Hokkaido’s breathtaking fields.
Japan is famous for its superhuman attention to detail and its gift for intricate design and meticulous handiwork. This beautifully designed flower field is an example of such dedication to the small details that often go unnoticed. The way the colors break in and out of each other, creating small, distinct patterns, is nothing short of amazing.