Sunday, May 10, 2015

TODAY'S FLOWERS, I HEART MACRO AND MOSAIC MONDAY


Luiz Santilli Jr. created Today's Flowers.  He occasionally pops in to say hello, so "Hello Luiz" and thank you.

Today's Flowers' home page can be found here.



You can find all kinds of beautiful flowers from around the world if you click here.  Our new link opens on Saturday at 12.00 a.m. (East Coast Standard Time USA) and closes the following Thursday at 11.30 p.m.


I am so happy to know the name of the above plant.  Kay at Musings identified it as a Fritillaria.  Thank you Kay.  I found more information at this page here.  The following is a rather sad tale that you will find on their site.

"Many historians feel that the Fritillaria imperialis was the plant referred to in the Greek myth of Hyacinthus.  Hyacinthus was a beautiful young man, (possibly a Spartan Prince) whom the god Apollo admired.  It was said that Apollo accidentally killed Hyacinthus when they were taking turns throwing a discus.  Hyacinthus wanted to impress Apollo by running and catching the discus, and instead was struck by it and died.  Another form of the myth says that Zephyr, god of the west wind was feuding with Apollo over Hyacinthus.  When Apollo threw the discus Zephyr blew it off course which caused the accident."















I am linking with the following memes, with my thanks.

Laura's iHeartMacro here.  
Judith's Mosaic Monday here.
Stephanie's Macro Monday Mixer here.