Sunday, September 5, 2010

Teachers' Day

September 5 is celebrated as the Teachers' Day in India. This post is in honour of all the teachers who have taught me and those who still teach me.
"Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition" - Jacques Barzun

"Teachers who inspire know that teaching is like cultivating a garden, and those who would have nothing to do with thorns must neve attempt to gather flowers."- Unknown author

"Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher"- Japanese proverb.

"The mind is not a vessel tto be filled, but a fire to be ignited"-Plutarch
On the occasion of Teachers' Day, I salute all the teachers of the world.
This is my post for Today's Flowers. You can view flowers from all over the world at


  1. Gorgeous flowers and colors and a wonderful tribute to teachers! Having been a teacher, I particularly appreciate the beautiful words. Have a lovely evening!


  2. Choicest flowers and words for the people I admire most! Hope you had a lovely day, too.

  3. Wonderful thoughts on teachers and I like how you have matched roses with each quote.

  4. Sylvia, I had guessed you must be a teacher, and an outstanding one too.
    Shailaja, thank you.
    Michael, welcome to my blog.

  5. I love your quotes interspersed through your post and the beautiful roses you have pictured here. I myself could never be a teacher, but I have had some awesome teachers in my life, and still continue to find teachers day to day. We are never to old to learn and really, we would be surprised at the things we unknowingly teach to others that make an impact on thier lives.

  6. Love those quotes, especially the one about "thorns." Such a true statement. Teachers certainly must endure the thorns to bring out the roses. Beautiful post!

  7. wow..beautiful roses in different colors...very stunning to the eyes

    mine is up too

  8. So lovely roses and wording too!
    I have come across very good teachers in my schooling days! Happy Teachers day to you too!

  9. Very thoughtful post, great captures of the roses. :)

  10. Good post :-D I always remember those dedicated teachers that have taught me. I miss them their words of wisdom a lot.

    Btw, the roses are pretty!

  11. Lotusleaf, All those roses from your garden? You have many different colours and all are very healthy and beautiful. Good job!!!

  12. Thank you, Lazyclick.
    Msdewberry, yes, we go on learning whatever our age. Many times children have also been my teachers.
    Floridagirl, yes, teachers have to face many thorns to bring out the roses.
    Denise, thank you.
    Chuchie, welcome to my blog.Please visit again.
    Malar, Thank you.
    Indrani, thanks for your kind comment.
    Stephanie, I too remember many of my teachers fondly.
    One: yes, those roses are all from my garden. But the pictures were taken at different times.

  13. As a teacher, I want to thank you for your tribute. We're starting back to school tomorrow, but I don't think any of my students will honor me in such a beautiful way...

  14. Beautiful roses and inspiring words. A wonderful tribute to teachers. I too am so lucky to have been taught by good, dedicated teachers and until now, I continue to be inspired by them. You are a teacher too, so I'd like to wish you A Very Happy Teacher's Day!

  15. Having been a teacher I think this is a beautiful tribute! It was my own teachers who instilled in me the desire to teach.
    Lovely roses!

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