Poetic Pink Snapdragons

Pink Snapdragons: LadyD Books
Flowers on Saturday

These lovely pink snapdragons come up every spring around the palm tree in my front yard.


Derived from the Greek words “anti,” meaning like, and “rhin,” meaning nose, antirrhinum, the snapdragon’s botanical name, is a fitting description of this snout-shaped flower. It’s said that the common name for this colorful flower comes from the snap it makes when the sides of the “dragon’s mouth” are gently squeezed. While their actual origin is unknown, it’s believed that snapdragons were originally wildflowers in Spain and Italy.
Legend has it that concealing a snapdragon makes a person appear fascinating and cordial, and in the language of flowers, snapdragons are said to represent both deception (perhaps tied to the notion of concealment) and graciousness. http://www.teleflora.com

pink roses: LadyD Books
Pink Saturday

My English Roses are producing abundantly with the April showers we've been having here. A bit unusual for southern Cali but a most welcome sight, indeed. I've had this tablecloth for years and use it around this time of the year!

girl with flower garland
Photo Credit: Graphics Fairy

Quote it Saturday

the petulant snapdragon

The Petulant Snapdragon
The snapdragon is
a petulant flower
friendly and gregarious
a little coy
like her velvet neighbour
the pansy
the funny bee balm
finds them likable enough
The elegant delphinium
is almost over now
My dainty sweet peas
begin to climb the trellis
I wonder will they
be pastel pink or blue
In June I enjoyed
the startling irises
And the birds
I have developed
a new love of birds
pastoral pleasures
the quiet life
the joys of nature
simple joys
for the meantme

-- Donna Bamford The Petulant Snapdragon Poem

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Have a lovely weekend. I'll be going to the Avocado Festival and must bring my camera along!


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