Today I am starting a series of blogs about the Meanings of Flowers.
She was the most popular illustrator
of Victorian time.
Can't get blogspot to put the directions in the right place.
They remain, stubbornly, at the end of this blog!
In the fragrant vernal days
Is the Lily of the Valley
With its soft, retiring ways.Well, you chose this humble blossom
As the nurse’s emblem flower,
Who grows more like her ideal
Every day and every hour.
Like the Lily of the Valley
In her honesty and worth,
Ah, she blooms in truth and virtue
In the quiet nooks of earth."
There is more to this poem, comparing a nurse to the Lily of the Valley.
"This is the day which the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.." Psalms 118:
This verse from Psalms expresses each day's promise of a return of happiness and a reason to rejoice. Psalms are songs and are among the most poetic verses in the Bible.
The lily of the valley means return of happiness in the Victorian language of flowers. In North American and British flower of the month traditions, it is the flower of May and has been called May lily. Its botanical name is Convallaria majalis, from convallis, valley, and majalis, May. Native to Europe, Asia, and parts of North America, it is prized for its fragrance as well as its beauty.