Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Flowers Can Improve Your Mood

Two of my dear friends, Phill Senters and Chris Stonecipher, have some spectacular photos on their sites.

Throughout time, people have used flowers in every aspect of life from birthdays and weddings to funerals and get well gestures. Research has shown that there is a healthy reason for this inclusion. Viewing, smelling, and touching flowers offer a calming effect. They also help improve ones mood. A 2005 study by Rutgers University found that 100 percent of women smiled with a "Duchenne" smile after receiving a bouquet of flowers. A "Duchenne" smile, involves use of muscles at the corner of the mouth and by the eyes; it signifies genuine, positive emotions.

So, get happy today while you view some beautiful flower power photos by Phill and Chris!

Phill Senters:

Ragged Bush Beauty 
Sunshine Rose
Early Spring Roses
Beauty In The Rain
A Profusion Of Pink

Chris Stonecipher:
Butchart Gardens IV
Butchart Gardens II
Butchart Gardens III
Spring is in The Air


Phill Senters said...

Thank you Ashley. That is so nice of you. :)

Chris Stonecipher said...

Thanks so much for the plug:)))