Oh the Columbine, small in stature and seeming to have less impact in a garden than most flowers, but nonetheless, it is a flower that should never be overlooked. It's beautiful, delicate, star shaped face that carries the colours of the rainbow in it's petite petals, and having a gentle, meditated movement when it sways its small face in the soft winds. By all accounts, it is completely glorious in its own right.
Did you know that they were able to trace the Columbine as far back as the 11th Century where it was used as an aphrodisiac. It was even dedicated to Freya, the Norse Patron Goddess of Love and Fertility, and at one time it was even considered highly inappropriate to give a young woman a bouquet of Columbine due to its sexual connotations.
One thing I do know, it reminds me of something I read several months ago: "A flower's appeal is in its contradictions - so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect." ~Terri Guillemets
This is my second time participating in Outdoor Wednesday and I want to thank
asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com for hosting same and allowing my participation.
I hope your week is filled with all the colours of the rainbow.
Until Next Time.