April showers bring forth May flowers. ^____^
Aha! That doesn't make me so grumpy about the rain
and the floods anymore. Yep, May will be here soon. The young children will need an abundance of blooms to offer to the Virgin Mary every evening. Flores de Maria had always been something for me to look forward into for summer breaks from school.
My grandparents from both sides of the family grew flowers and vegetable garden. I remember both the impatience and amazement in watching the buds becoming more beautiful each day. I also remember the disappointment when the flowers are starting to wilt. How I wished the flowers would stay vibrant forever...held by sturdy stems. But they didn't and they won't. I guess that's life. But with every dying flower is a promise of another beauty waiting to be discovered somewhere in the garden :)
So much for my recollection and back to the topic: SUNDAY STAMPS :D I was unable to post stamps for quite a while now. I'm making up for that today. Since it's flowers/spring theme in Viridian's this week, here are the rest of the flower stamps from my collection:
My favorite! Red tulips are associated with eternal true love.
A 2007 flower stamp from Czechoslovakia.
Cylamen is both a scientific and common name.
It is also called sowbread, persian violet, or primrose.
Issued in 18 March '09 under the Holy Days & Celebrations.
I wish someone can tell me what flower is this exactly...please.
I am taking a wild guess that it belongs to the genus Tagetes.
I need help on these stamps, too. I don't know how to read Japanese characters :(
My grandma's favorite!
The flower that knows its chemistry --
The petals would be pink, purple, or blue depending on the soil's pH.
I was searching for info about this stamp, and here's what I found:
The deep blue color of the iris is associated with nobility --
its three petals symbolizes valor, wisdom and faith.
In mythology, Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
In historical context, it's the fleur-de-lis of the French monarchy.
The greater pasque flower is listed under 'Jewels of Nature'
And here's a flower art in stamp from Croatia. The design was made by
Orsat Frankovic and Ivana Vucic. This was a part of the
Croatian Ethnographic Heritage - Posavina series.
I hope you enjoyed these flower stamps. Happy Sunday everyone and have a great week ahead!
p.s. If you want to see some flower stamps from my country, find them here.