Once the calendar turns to April here in New England, thee is always one color that comes to my mind… and no, it isn’t green… rather, the color yellow.
Between yellow crocus flowers, dandelions, daffodils and forsythia, everywhere I look I see these bursts of yellow among the leftover fallen leaves and twigs that accumulated over the winter.
As if to celebrate the anticipated arrival of all the spring flowers, I recently finished reading a book called “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. This book renewed my interest in looking into the secret message of flowers and what they mean. The book provides a little dictionary in the back that gives you the meaning of different plants and flowers. I decided to start a little blog project that will include posts of pictures of flowers that I find around my neighborhood and their meaning.
The first flower that I looked up was Forsythia since my son, lemon drop and I had just picked some forsythia branches from our back yard… Ironically, the meaning of forsythia is “anticipation”…Why the irony you ask? It is because I am due any day to give birth to our second son – the reason I have been a little MIA from posting about all my spring garden preparations
So here are a few flowers I found in bloom around our home this morning… It is interesting to see what kind of secret message we have been sending out to the world with our flower choices
Hope you enjoy this little side project of mine!…and, of course, I will be sure to add a little post about the arrival of our second little guy!
And finally, I will close the blog post with this one in my “anticipation” of our new arrival…