February 12, 2011

Healthy flowers are beautiful....



These are hibiscus flowers in the garden of the International Graduate School where I am applying for a master's degree this summer. I was a student here in 2001-2003. And it's good to be back!

In my 2 days of visit this week, I met old and new friends. They come from different countries and nationalities. But one thing they have in common; they're all beautiful people! And I know why. The school environment in general is a garden which soil is rich and cultivated. The faculty and staff are dedicated heart-gardeners, watering students lives, pulling out weeds of lies and ignorance from their hearts and minds, and guarding them from pests of discouragements and despair. They are all fertilized with love and care.

I was at the Scholarship Department yesterday and this what I saw on the wall: "Our mission is to keep our students ALIVE AND WELL so that they will be successful in their studies at (name of school)."

I'm excited to be back in this beautiful garden even for only 2 months because I know and I have seen students who come from this garden continue to bloom wherever soil they are transplanted. They always keep learning alive and growing.

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22 comments:

Mom of M&Ms said...

Oh My!! Beautiful, how wonderful to be able to work here, even for two months. My husband has a job in an academic setting.. it is amazing how the approach is different from maintstream corporate work arenas. Can not wait to hear more about yoru studies!

Titania said...

Hi Ruth; love your featured Hibiscus. They really look like "happy" flowers. I wish you well with your Masters studies.

John S. Mead said...

I love hibiscus blossoms and you've captured these beautifully! Thanks for sharing!

Jama said...

There's plenty of hibiscus around my neighbourhood, they thrive in our tropical heat. By the way, the hibiscus is the national flower of Malaysia.

Leslie said...

The hibiscus is beautiful.. Wouldn't it be grand if they had a wonderful scent! Stopping by for a visit and enjoying your flowers.
Leslie
Tranquil Acres of Alexandria

Channal said...

One of my favorite flower when I´m on vacation... so exotic! Beautiful photos and collage!

Much love Anna

love and life ♥ said...

So gorgeous!

Ann said...

My hibiscus bush is pink. Lovely flowers at this time.

Maia said...

Hibiscus is beautiful, and this one is no exception. Nice shot.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

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Blogger Broadcast said...

Very pretty flowers, they look fresh and healthy. It's a great collection.

Modern Mom said...

These are gorgeous. I love the yellow hibiscus.

Happy Valentine's Day!

My entry.

Luna Miranda said...

gorgeous collage! your macro is awesome!

http://savorthebite.blogspot.com/2011/02/todays-flowers-28-red-passion-flower.html

Judy said...

I love hibiscus flowers! Maybe because I only discovered them a few years ago! I have only seen photos of a couple of the yellow varieties, so I am really fascinated by them! I really like the variegated flower in the lower right!
Good luck with your studies!!

Vrinda said...

woooh!! what a color and what a capture!

Stunning...

Vrinda

Maggie said...

I love hibiscus and was thrilled to find a blue one in this garden when we moved here 14 years ago.
The yellow one is just gorgeous.

Pondside said...

How beautiful those flowers are. Good luck with your studies!

DawnTreader said...

Beautiful flowers and sounds like an inspirational environment for study

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!
Mellow Yellow at my page. Happy Valentine's day!

Míriam Luiza said...

Que linda reflexão sobre educação! Eu adubo mentes todos os dias, pois sou professora. Amo meu trabalho! Amei as imagens que você fez das flores. A ùltima é espetacular!

Lady Rose said...

Ruth,

It's been awhile since I've been to your section of the Blogsphere. :)

The hibiscus flowers are certainly beautiful! Your country seems to be blessed with many beautiful flowers.

What will you be studying in school for two months? This must be a very short and intense class. I'm sure you will do well.

Blessings,

-Lady Rose

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

The flowers are exquisite!
You are amazing, my friend!
To add a Master's Degree of Learning to everything else you already put your heart into...I greatly admire your stamina, perseverance, and drive:))
I only wish that the institutions of learning in America were as wonderful and enriching as they sound to be where you are. Such is not the case for the most part, here, I'm afraid.
I ask God's blessing upon you Ruth as you study and journey toward your educational goals.
And, I have the feeling that you will BLOOM where EVER He plants you!