Sunday, May 10, 2009

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY - LARKSPUR

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Plein Air

Happy Mother's Day to all Moms -- moms of children, moms of animals, moms who are caretakers, moms who are those, male and female, find themselves or who choose to be in the role of 'Mom' -- today in North America -- we honor you for the work you do, the ever important role you play in the lives of those you touch and care for .... may your day be filled with every blessing and love!

Larkspur, also known as Delphinium, according to the Teleflore website: Derived from the Greek word "delphis," meaning dolphin, delphinium are also commonly known as larkspur. Other names include Lark's Heel, Lark's Claw and Knight's Spur. Used by Native Americans and European settlers to make blue dye, it's believed that the most ancient use of delphinium flowers was for driving away scorpions.

The July birth flower, these lush, dolphin-shaped flowers symbolize an open heart and ardent attachment and convey a feeling of lightness and levity.

We planted two of these flower clusters several weeks ago, and this weekend, I sat beside them as they opened to paint their delicate pinky/lavender. They danced in the gentle breezes and gave full meaning to 'lightness!'

I hope your day, MOMS, is filled with love and lightness and the joy of levity!

3 comments:

Laure Ferlita said...

Such beautiful, delicate work, Lin!

Haven't been keeping up with Flickr as much lately so I'm not sure when you leave for your trip - this just to wish you a super great time and safe travels!

Teri C said...

Beauteous! Hope your Day was just a beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Such a fascinating wealth of lore about the Larkspur -- I learn so much from your blog!
Lovely and delicate and perfectly rendered. And thank you for all the wonderful wishes for all of us moms including those of us who only have 4 footed kids!
Hugs,
Lorraine