William Bourn, Jr. took over management of the mine to keep it from closing. He pushed several mine shafts past the 1,200 foot level and brought the mine into profit status. Mr. Bourn had a cottage made for his family and himself. He hired others to maintain his great gardens. Here are some pictures I…Read more »
Legends state the first geranium grew at the feet of where the Prophet Mohammed had hung his shirt to dry. The flower has been used in ancient times in solar spells and transformation. Geranium means gentility.
The Forget-Me-Not flower means eternal friendship and undying love. A legend speaks of a man and his betrothed walking along the banks of the river on a night before their wedding. The woman cried out when she saw a small blue flower floating on the river’s current. The man leapt into the river to fetch…Read more »
Legend states that when the foxglove bows its head, it means the faerie folk are out walking. It is considered lucky to have a foxglove growing from seed in your garden. Do not transplant it for it might mask a faerie home. Foxgloves are used in the medicine world to strengthen and stimulate your heart.
A whisper on the wind claimed the chrysanthemum is a special meeting place for the wee folk. I don’t know if it’s true, but who am I to say nay? This flower has been cultivated for centuries. The Chinese drink wine made from this flower to ensure long life. The original Japanese flag depicted a…Read more »
With Mother’s Day almost upon us, I thought this legend appropriate. Every flower has its own meaning in history, myths, and legends. The carnation means pride, beauty, and deep love. According to legend, the carnation was first seen at Christ’s birth in Bethlehem. The carnation became popular and associated with Mother’s Day in the USA…Read more »
Here is another legend I came across that sounded interesting. For those of you that like mythology will find it interesting. It is said when Hercules returned from the land of the dead, he wore a wreath of silver-leafed poplar. The inner side of the leaves turned white as they pressed against Hercules’ sweaty brow.…Read more »
I came across this legend and thought it interesting with Easter approaching. After his marriage to Bathsheba, David felt happy and played his harp. Two angels appeared and accused him of great sin. ( I’m assuming because his wife wasn’t Christian?) For 40 days and nights, David wept tears of repentance and his tears formed…Read more »
This squirrel I have dubbed Mittens. He is bigger than the other squirrels that frequent my backyard and his paws and inner coat are white. He’s smart too. He figured out how to get into the birdfeeders even with gadgets supposed to stop squirrels. The other squirrels couldn’t figure out how to get up there.…Read more »