I recently snapped this photo at our local botanical garden. I made the comment on Facebook that because of it’s great beauty and subtlety, I was sure I would see this flower someday in heaven. So I looked it up to find out it’s name and the meaning in the language of flowers. Come to find out, it is commonly called Devil’s Trumpet. It’s foliage has been used for vision quests and the like and can be deadly. The only creature that is unaffected by it’s pollen is the honey bee.
So will I see this beautiful creation in heaven one day? My opinion? Yes! But no more deceit, no more toxicity- the “sting” will be gone.
“O death where is your sting?”
In the language of flowers, Cosmos send a message of peace and tranquility.
And so, if peace does begin with a smile, may 2014 be the year that you give many smiles and that you receive many smiles.
Happy New Year- just a little late!
In the language of flowers, the Chrysanthemum represents truth.
John Keats said “Beauty is truth, truth beauty…”
Jesus said in John 8:32, “And you will know
the truth and the truth will set you free.”
Now THAT is beautiful!
Every time that I see this photo, I want to sing
“I’m a little teapot, short and stout…..”.
A children’s song that my mother taught me.
Which I in turn sang with my children
and then with my grandchildren.
Now my children are adults
and my grands are almost there.
No one is singing “I’m a little teapot..”
Time passes too quickly.
In the language of flowers
The Zinnia represents “in memory of an absent friend”
Can my grandma be considered a friend?
She was one of my most favorite people ever
She loved Zinnias
Her yard was full of them
I plant them in my yard
In memory of her
“I’ve been saying it so long to you, you just wouldn’t listen.
Every time you said ‘Farm Boy do this’ you thought I was answering ‘As you wish’
but that’s only because you were hearing wrong.
‘I love you’ was what it was, but you never heard.”
William Goldman, The Princess Bride
In the language of flowers, the Hosta represents devotion.
Devotion: Ardently dedicated and loyal
I love the word ardent- it seems so old fashioned but so aptly describes the intensity that can come with love for another
Ardently dedicated and loyal
My Savior’s love for me