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St. Maewyn’s Day

You may know this fellow better by his adopted name: Patrick.

Patrick was named Maewyn Succat when he was born circa 385 CE to a wealthy Roman family in either Wales or Scotland. 515 more words

Quill & Ink

"By Yon Bonnie Banks" - Flowers on the Bank of Loch Lomond (On Victorian Love, Lost)

While everyone back in the United States is talking about St. Patrick’s Day, Scotland is fairly quiet. One of the most iconic emblems of the holiday, choruses of “Danny Boy” will probably float from the corner pubs across the country, invariably, at one point or another.  813 more words

The magic of flowers

There’s something about receiving fresh flowers that just makes everything better. From the moment that the door rings and a parcel arrives from someone unknown and you get a frivolous shiver, from feeling loved and wanted as you read the card, and throughout the following days and weeks when the scent wafts to your nose and your eyes are thrilled by the wonder and beauty of nature. 250 more words

Thoughts

A Flower Story

My interest in the symbolism of flowers was sparked previously, and I wrote a story Bare Dealings. It is a weird episode involving romance and a naked thief (note that the romance was not with the naked thief).  5,132 more words

Genre Fiction

Spelling Out a Message of Love

Special occasions and holidays like Valentine’s Day inspire many of us to send flowers to those we hold with love and affection. In selecting the contents of your bouquet, make it especially memorable by choosing flowers that carry with them symbolic messages of endearment. 476 more words

Gardening

Flower of the Month - February - Alstroemeria

February is the month when we make a special effort to celebrate Love – and red roses have become synonymous with romance but what about expressing love to your friends and family? 201 more words

I Love Flowers

A Garden of Hidden Meaning: Ophelia's Flowers

Much has been made of Ophelia’s scene with the flowers in Act IV of Hamlet. Since the scene doesn’t include any actual stage directions, it’s all up to interpretation who she gives the flowers to and why. 907 more words

Shakespeare