Monday, September 28, 2020


 

I just love flowers and the columbine is no exception. These blooms are from my flower garden and was compelled to create another design with them. I hope you enjoy it and everyone is staying healthy and happy!

 

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Affectionate Aspirations – columbines on a bed of archangel leaves.

 

The columbine has many meanings from love, desire, faith, winning and foolishness.

 

The columbine flower symbolizes love and is associated with the ancient Greeks and Roman goddess of love Aphrodite/Venus, the goddesses of love. It is also connected with the Norse goddess of love Freya. It is said in Swedish folklore that the blossoms were made into potion and given to arouse brides on their wedding night.

 

In Celtic legend the columbines were a portal from the spiritual world to this world.

 

Austrians associate the columbine with five doves in a circle because that is what they see looking at this flower.

 

In the Victorian era this flower was associated with winning and gifting this flower meant you were determined to win something or someone’s affections.

 

They symbolism of foolishness is derived from is looks of a court jester’s hat.

 

Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i.

 

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Party Of Eight

 


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As many of you know I am a self-proclaimed nature nerd and one of the things I do during the summer time is raise and release monarch butterflies. Two years ago I did several live videos of their release. I have an extensive butterfly garden with milk weed for the monarchs and other host plants for several of my favorite butterflies. I also have numerous nectar plants for my hummingbirds, butterflies and bees that I love so!

 

I have released over 50 butterflies so far this year. In this photo you will find a “Party Of Eight” that I released the other day. I have finally started to list some of my traditional photos on Etsy. This image is currently available on a 10x8 canvas and I can put it on just about anything you like from a print on demand partner, or on the products that I print which include suncatchers, jewelry, boxes, trivets and coasters.

 

Party Of Eight - The butterfly as I have mentioned symbolizes a person’s soul. In ancient Greek the word for butterfly is "Psyche", which translated means "soul". Psyche is the Greek Goddess of souls. Butterflies are believed to represent one’s essence that encompasses their past, present and future. They also represent good luck and joy. Butterflies are believed to be grantors of wishes. Setting a butterfly free you are to place a wish on their wings and they will carry that wish to the heavens to be granted.

 

The butterfly is the Celtic Zodiac for those born between September 30th thru October 27th. Those born under this sign are said to be extremely social hence the phrase, “Social Butterfly”. They are known to have a joyful personality and a cheery disposition. They are intuitively empathetic and people are drawn to their positive aura.

 

The Mandarin Chinese word for butterfly is "hu-tieh". "Tieh" means "70 years", therefore butterflies have become a symbol for a long life.

 

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Periwinkle Parade

 


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Periwinkle Parade ️ – This is a “Melissa Blue” butterfly, obviously one that I am particularly fond of ๐Ÿ˜‰ ! Melissa Blue is her higher classification the lower classification being a Karner Blue. They are a teensy little butterfly that sadly is endangered in my region of the U.S. Their “host plant” where eggs will be laid and will feed the larvae is the lupine if you would like to encourage more to your yard!

 

Blue is the scarcest color in nature. Plants have no blue pigments, actually the blue you do see in nature is not a pigment at all!

 

Animals that display blue color is due to the way the molecules are structured and how they interact with light. The molecules are shaped is such a way that it bends the light to a specific wavelength when it reaches our eye that we see blue. Change the shape or what is filling the space between them and we would see something different. Blue feathers and even our blue eyes all have to due with the refraction of light. There is only one exception of a true blue occurring in nature and that is the Obrina Olivewing butterfly and it is said that less than 10% of 280,000 species of flowering plants produce blue flowers, and those plants are not using a blue pigment but a red pigment. It takes the mixing of pigments, ph levels and light refraction that creates the color blue. As a matter of fact bluebells, morning glories and even hydrangeas have no true blue pigment!

 

The butterfly as I have mentioned symbolizes a person’s soul ๐Ÿงš‍♂️. In ancient Greek the word for butterfly is "Psyche", which translated means "soul". Psyche is the Greek Goddess of souls️. Butterflies are believed to represent one’s essence that encompasses their past, present and future. They also represent good luck and joy. Butterflies are believed to be grantors of wishes. Setting a butterfly free you are to place a wish on their wings and they will carry that wish to the heavens to be granted.

 

The butterfly is the Celtic Zodiac for those born between September 30th thru October 27th. Those born under this sign are said to be extremely social hence the phrase, “Social Butterfly”. They are known to have a joyful personality and a cheery disposition. They are intuitively empathetic and people are drawn to their positive aura.

 

The Mandarin Chinese word for butterfly is "hu-tieh". "Tieh" means "70 years", therefore butterflies have become a symbol for a long life.

 

☯️ Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i. ☯️


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