Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Snowdrop

The Snowdrop
~Meaning Hope 

Nor will I then thy modest grace forget,
Chaste Snow-drop,
venturous harbinger of Spring,
And pensive monitor of fleeting years!
William Wordsworth,

~To a Snow-Drop

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

December - The Holly Tree

The Holly Tree
Meaning~ Foresight

Love is like the wild rose-briar,

Friendship like the holly-tree --
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms

But which will bloom most constantly?

The wild-rose briar is sweet in the spring,

Its summer blossoms scent the air;

Yet wait till winter comes again

And who will call the wild-briar fair?

Then scorn the silly rose-wreath now

And deck thee with the holly's sheen,

That when December blights thy brow

He may still leave thy garland green.

~ Emily Bronte, Love and Friendship

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October - The Calendula (Marigold)

The Calendula (Marigold)

September - Morning Glory

The Morning Glory
Meaning ~ Affectation

August - The Poppy

The Poppy
Meaning~ Consolation

I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and
recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir
and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has
strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk,
opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.
~ Hamlin Garland