Showing posts with label flowers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label flowers. Show all posts

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

This morning the weather is glorious, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and all is generally well with the world. Hoping to have a rather productive day today, have some crochet hook cases and needle cases to get lined, and then they can be added to the Folksy shop (http://folksy.com/shops/carolinemakesit).

I have already done my photo-a-day challenge, today's title is 'Something beginning with F' so here is my offering...
Forget-me-nots, my favourite flower, we are lucky enough to have the blues and purples in our garden and they create a spring carpet along the borders, just lovely xx


Folklore and legend (info from Wikipedia)

Henry IV adopted the flower as his symbol during his exile in 1398, and retained the symbol upon his return to England the following year.

In a German legend, God named all the plants when a tiny unnamed one cried out, "Forget-me-not, O Lord!" God replied, "That shall be your name."

In 15th-century Germany, it was supposed that the wearers of the flower would not be forgotten by their lovers. Legend has it that in medieval times, a knight and his lady were walking along the side of a river. He picked a posy of flowers, but because of the weight of his armour he fell into the river. As he was drowning he threw the posy to his loved one and shouted "Forget-me-not." It was often worn by ladies as a sign of faithfulness and enduring love.



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