Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day 47 - forget m"E" nots

These are Forget-Me-Nots from last summer's garden. They're really a pretty blue. I think they're perfect for the word LOVE. Even more fitting are the interesting legends I've just been reading.

In a German legend, God named all the plants when a tiny unnamed one 
cried out,  "Forget-me-not, O Lord!" God replied, 
"That shall be your name.

In 15th-century Germany, it was supposed that the wearers of the flower would not be forgotten by their lovers. Legend has it that in medieval times, a knight and his lady were walking along the side of a river. He picked a posy of flowers, but because of the weight of his armour he fell into the river. As he was drowning he threw the posy to his loved one and shouted "Forget-me-not." It was often worn by ladies as a sign of faithfulness and enduring love.

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