Outdoor Flower Series Week 3

From my jardin to YOU... aren't these just ADORABLE...

Continuing my Outdoor Flower Series inspired by the book "The Meaning of Flowers" by Gretchen Scoble & Ann Field... today's flower is Narcissus (some people call them paper whites)... "In the West... they suggest EGOTISM.  This meaning... arises from a myth, that a young man whose vanity led to destruction of the nymph who loved him.  The flowers often stands sadly by a pool, nodding at its own reflection.  To the Chinese, the narcissus is the sacred lily, symbol of purity and promise."

Hope you ENJOY this little tidbit... now please be sure to visit other Outdoor Wednesday postings via A Southern Daydreamer!  See you tomorrow... I'll have some table whipped up for us to sit and chat!!! 

7 comments:

martinealison said...

Dans ma région j'adore cueillir les narcisses sauvages qu'on trouve dans certains prés à proximité des rivières. Elles sont beaucoup plus odorantes que celles des jardins.
Il va encore falloir attendre le mois d'avril pour qu'elles tapissent de blanc le vert tendre...
Gros bisous ma chère Fifi.

LindyLouMac said...

Calling by from Italy via Outdoor Wednesday to visit another participant. In our garden the Narcissus have been in bloom since before Christmas and are still looking lovely. Interesting to learn the meaning behind the flower.

bikim said...

gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!
happy day!
Rosa

La Petite Gallery said...

Can't wait till the flower garden show in Portland. Bet it will be packed by the Mainer's still living in this artic snow. yvonne

Donnie said...

They are lovely.

Regina said...

Gorgeous one!

Regards Fifi.
Regina

A Lady's Life said...

I love them anyway. Enjoy youth love and beauty while you can,flower included. lol

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