I am a bit surprised this year to see some trees are shedding their leaves already. I am still having an impression that it is still at the peak of summer. It is only in late August and there should be few months before Fall sets in. Perhaps, this is due to recent rain and storm systems moving by. I hope it is really the case than summer is near its end as I am really enjoying energetic vibe of full sunny day long of summer this year. It does not mean anything physically but rather mental energy that sometimes is enough to get you moving to do things that you need to do.
I hope everyone has good summer time and enjoys energetic vibe of summer or whatever vide that makes you feel good. For those who are not living in the regions of the world that currently is not summer, please also enjoy the vibe of the season you have now too.
I was shocked or heart broken when I learned that these flowers are named “Bleeding Heart”. How could people do this? My mind opened up a little bit, yeah its shape is a good match of the name. Still, I did not want to give up fighting back my disappointment about naming to such charming flowers. My good friend Google shows me the site that gives a bit of story about “Bleeding Heart” flowers. Here is the content from “http://flowerinfo.org/bleeding-heart-flower“:
“Because of its characteristic shape, the bleeding heart flower is at the center of many folkloric tales. One of the best known stories – which has many variations – is generally told directly through the anatomy of the plant itself. This story tells of a prince who tries to win the heart of a beautiful maiden by giving her gifts. With each gift, two of the petals are removed. Despite his attempts, the maiden continues to refuse the prince, and so he pierces himself through the heart – the heart having been formed with the discarded petals, the knife with the green stamen. The essence of the bleeding heart flower is said to open up and strengthen the heart chakra, which in turn causes a person to feel emotionally soothed and open to the possibility of new romance. It is thought to be especially useful after a heartbreak. These blossoms are also frequently used in love spells. One such spell includes braiding the flowers into your hair, lighting a white candle in honor of the goddess of love, and reciting a poem or incantation.“
I felt better after reading the story. “Bleeding Heart” name is not so bad. I like it better now. I think this is also a good story for today, the Valentine’s Day.
I have been listening to this song “Let her go” by Passenger and I like the lyrics. I missed the sun not only when it started to snow but also when it has been raining with grey sky in cold weather for week on out. A break of warm sun light seems like a reward (Pic: January 2012, Down town Cary, NC. USA.).
You miss something when you face the unwanted opposite thing.
The 2014 has just started. I wish you all a very happy year. May you be filled with joy and good health. I also would like to thank everyone who visited “A Bit of Wiggle Room”. You all have made “A Bit of Wiggle Room” alive and a fun place for me. Thank you!
These three tulips grew up together in the same pot. They seemed to to be keeping up with each other. What the other did, the rests seemed to be doing the same. They were about the same height. They bloomed about the same time. They cherished the morning sun together. They just seemed like good loving sisters.
These flowers were decorating pieces of a local fast food chain restaurant. The restaurant placed small vases and flowers on every table. They made the place a little bit special. I just like the idea.
Today is also a Thanksgiving day in the US. I know not everyone celebrates Thanksgiving day. That does not matter. Happy Thanksgiving to you all.