The whole point of a challenge is to make you think and that is exactly what the The Weekly Photo Challenge is all about.
This week the prompt is Love.
It took me a while to come up with my interpretation The Language of Flowers that mean love.
We all love to receive flowers and they are all the more special when they are sent to us by someone who loves us, whether it a relation, friend or lover.
The Victorians used flowers as coded messages to their loved ones. Each flower either as a single flower or within a small posy meant something special. When researching for information about the language of flowers, I came across the lovely word – “Tussie-Mussie“, which is what the Victorians called small posies or nose-gay. I think this should be brought back into fashion, don’t you?
There does seemed to be a difference to the meaning of flowers according to what I read, which was a bit confusing; in one place an Anemone means “unfading love”, I read on another that it was “forsaken” a bit of a contrast there and so I decided not to include the Anemone in my list of Love flowers. One can imagine the problems that could create if the young Victorian lady read the wrong flower coded message!
Aster – love and daintiness
Forget me nots – True Love. I can imagine that these tiny flowers would make a most beautiful “tussie-mussie”.
Hyacinth – Constancy of Love. The White Hyacinth means “Loveliness”. Kate Middleton had Hyacinth in her wedding bouquet.
Red Rose – we all recognise the red rose as a love token and a Rose Bud means “heart innocent of love”
Tulip – RED: declaration of love ALL COLOURS: Love
The one flower we would not want to receive is a wilted one which would mean a rejection of Love, how very sad.
Why don’t you join in the Weekly Photo Challenge? There are no hard and fast rules, just your interpretation on the weekly prompt.
Here’s how it works:
1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.
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