Saturday, June 25, 2011

Rose of Sharon - Blessings for Mike and Brittney

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

Hibiscus syriacus, Rose of Sharon, blooms now in a wonderful pink at the Arboretum.

It is an especially appropriate dedication for my son and his bride on their wedding day. The flower has a plethera of symbolism - one from the song of Soloman: "I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys." (Solomon 2:1), that has been interpreted to mean the love of God, the love of husband and wife. In other symbolism, this flower also means fertility, abiding love, and the symbol of the perfect bride.

Today of all days, may the blessings of such richness be upon my son and new daughter-in-law as they take the vows of love and marriage. May their union and lives be filled with joy, happiness and the blessings of a lifetime.



Lorraine said...

Ah, what a beautiful painting Lin. The colors are so rich and the petals just perfect.

And what a lovely tribute to Mike and Brittney. I wish them a long, happy life together.

Big hugs,

Joan T said...

May their lives together be as beautiful as your painting.

Wishing them a lifetime of joy and love!!!

annie said...

Yes, as Joan and Lorraine so beautifully put it... The flowers are perfect as a blessing. May they and the children have a long happy life together.

Teri C said...

It was a beautiful wedding and your painting is as beautiful as they all were. Congratulations.