But whatever month of year in which they appear, I do love spring flowers. They promise fresh hope and renewal. The blossom on the trees suggests ripe fruit with connotations of blushing brides and birds and bees.
- snowdrops – hope
- daisies – innocence, loyalty, purity
- hyacinth – loveliness
- bluebell – constancy
- crocus – happiness
- daffodil – respect
- forsythia – expectation, anticipation
- iris – wisdom, faith, hope
I have been roaming the streets taking photos of these delicate flowers and blossoms. Their gentle nature is exquisitely appealing. 'Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May' indeed, even if it is September over here. The shy blooms bring out a feeling of tenderness and make me smile. And they distract me from the spring cleaning I really should be doing.