Friday, April 24, 2015

7 QT's: 7 Favorite Things I Love About Spring

I.  The Flowers, which represent new life and beauty in the spring.

The Iris symbolizes eloquence. Purple iris is symbolic of wisdom and compliments. Blue iris symbolizes faith and hope. Yellow iris symbolizes passion while white iris symbolizes purity.

The Daffodil symbolizes regard and chivalry. The daffodil is indicative of rebirth, new beginnings and eternal life. It also symbolizes unrequited love.

The Hyacinth symbolizes playfulness. It also denotes constancy. Blue hyacinth stands for constancy, purple for sorrow, red or pink for play, and white for loveliness.

The Lilac symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence. White lilac symbolizes humility and innocence, field lilac symbolizes charity while purple lilac symbolizes first love.

The Tulip signifies a declaration of love. It also symbolizes perfect love.

II. The Easter Season - The Resurrection of Christ and the Promise of Eternal Life - which we celebrate for 50 days! 

III. Dark Chocolate Easter Bunnies

IV.  Planting a Vegetable Garden

We have planted beets, peas, a variety of lettuces, and radishes. The radishes are popping up already!!!

V. The sweet songs of the birds...

which Andre Rieu combines with the music of the peaceful "Toselli's Serenade" in this video:

VI.  Writing about some of my favorite saints:

St. Gemma Galgani

St. Bernadette Soubirous

St. Catherine of Siena

VII. Walking outdoors and enjoying nature

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Photos copyright Jean M. Heimann 2015.

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