Sunday, May 18, 2008

solomon's seal

whenever I associate with others
may I think of myself as the lowest of all
and from the depth of my heart
hold the others as supreme.
verse 2 of lo jong tsi je ma (8 verses for training the mind)

The name "Lily of the Valley" is also used in some English translations of the Bible in Song of Songs 2:1, although whether the Hebrew word "shoshana" (usually denoting a rose) originally used there refers to this species or not is uncertain. The meaning of this flower is "You will find Happiness." source
for more about this most wonderful flower visit 'a mouse in france's' blog and read her post on lily of the valley

siam shade performing solomon's seal (live, group active 1991-2002)

photos: finding some happiness at mariel's house 14 may

9 comments:

zquilts said...

I love them ! It's one fragrance that I don;t think has ever really been well captured in an essential oil either. Maybe because they are so small !

Barbara said...

How very cool that you seem to have a "cousin" in France who likes the same beautiful flowers! The first photo is magnificent.

tut-tut said...

Thanks for reacquainting me with Mouse in France! Lily of the Valley is just a sweetly old-fashioned scent, the scent of my grandmother . . .

dennis said...

Dennis likes the pretty.

Gary said...

Gary is like Dennis...He likes the pretty too.

I couldn't resist a chance to speak (write?) like a cat. Forgive me.

Reya Mellicker said...

Lovely flower and lovely meaning. May it bring you sweet sweet happiness, too!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

sunday my fried susan brought over a bucket with plants for the garden on avenue c - including a bunch of lily of the valley that needed thinning from their house!!!

happiness and sweet fragrant may bells to everyone!

Steve said...

What an amazing, perfect little flower. Nature just blows my mind sometimes.

lettuce said...

ah, now we call them Lily of the Valley - Solomons seal is a bit different, over here..... lovely picture, my mum loved them

:o)