Thursday, 5 November 2020

5th day of gratitude

 The 5th day of gratitude is relating to Nature 

Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me with the beauty that we can find all around us.  Just look at this beautiful passionflower 


This plant is growing wild over our local country park and the small piece 'accidentally' came home with us after a walk 😉 The flower has a religious story behind it and in case you haven't heard the description, I'll pass it on now.

The 10 petals represent Jesus' faithful Apostles

The 5 'anthers' symbolise the five wounds that Jesus suffered

The circle of purple filaments represent the Crown of Thorns

The 3 stigma (hard to see in my photo) represent the three nails holding Jesus to the cross.

PS Daily news. Today is our first day of being in total lockdown - again.  It's such a shame and even more so because our area isn't one which has steadily increasing cases.  I had a bit of a toddler style 'it's not fair' feeling at first but then read a great quote on a friend's Facebook page which made me think again

We isolate now

So when we gather again

No-one is missing.

Keep safe everyone x

5 comments:

Ruth said...

That's a lovely shot. :) My sister in law has the most magnificent passion fruit tree/shrub/thingy in her garden and it makes me smile every time I see it.

Patio Postcards said...

Oh such a pretty flower & let's hope that it roots & continues to grow as a representation of hope. I like that quote, I"m going to copy & put on my F/B page.

alexa said...

What a wonderful plant to have growing wild! You must have a very mild climate down there ... Thank-you for a reminder of the explanation too. Your quote is very inspiring - a newspaper ought to put it on their headline banner to remind everyone.

Barbara Eads said...

That's the thing I love about flowers. When you really look at them up close, they are so beautiful! I actually have one of those things that you hold very close to your eye to see all the tiny details. I love to show people the things you can't see with the naked eye.

onceuponatimehappilyeverafter.com said...

This photograph is made even more beautiful by your explanation of the symbolism of its parts. I am so sorry your restrictions have been tightened. Today I am so very weary of all of this.