Tuesday, March 25, 2008

ABC Wednesday Letter “J”

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Jonquil & Jacopo

The END at the beginning ;) Admist the Jonquil's

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Jonquil is the Spanish word for plants of the genus Narcissus.

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The Jonquil is March’s Birth Flower

Many here and I have not planted a one, thanks be to the old farm that has, and STILL produces these flowers …many are double flowered…
Narcissus is the botanic name for a genus of mainly hardy, mostly spring-flowering, bulbs in the Amaryllis family native to Europe, North Africa, and Asia. There are also several Narcissus species that bloom in the autumn. Though Hortus Third [1] cites 26 wild species, Daffodils for North American Gardens[2] cites between 50 and 100 excluding species variants and wild hybrids. Through taxonomic and genetic research, it is speculated that over time this number will likely continue to be refined.[3] Daffodil is a common English name, sometimes used now for all varieties, and is the chief common name of horticultural prevalence used by the American Daffodil Society.[4] The range of forms in cultivation has been heavily modified and extended, with new variations available from specialists almost every year
Then there is...Jacopo
Jacopo is one of the four cat rescues I made last October. Earlier pictures can be seen at: Big Day here October 22, 2007 Wow what a day...A bonny Day October 28 also Stop - Don't Litter! Spay and Neuter on November 14. The pictures shown on this post were taken this weekend.
He is named for Jacopo (Character) from The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) Alexandre Dumas. Jacopo is the smuggler who saves Dantes from the sea right after he is thrown into the waves in the Abbe Faria's body bag. Dantes smuggles with Jacopo for a few months before recovering the Monte Cristo treasure. Jacopo later becomes the captain of Monte Cristo's yacht.
Jacopo is best described as loyalty, and his loyalty is vital to the development of Dantes' character and to the themes. Dantes' faith in humanity has been demolished by his experiences. Meeting Jacopo and receiving his kindness at his moment of escape ensures that Dantes will not be totally lost to bitterness. When Jacopo stays by him throughout, and even offers to share his treasure bounty with Dantes, Dantes realizes that Jacopo is an honest and trustworthy man. Dantes then knows he will be able to get past his vengeance.

33 comments:

VP said...

Oh Daffodils, narcissus, Jonquils - with me they're all winners irrespective of the name!

dot said...

I like them all too! Very nice J post. Cute kitty!

Andrea said...

I call them Jonquils too. Very nice pictures and post.

ellen b. said...

Beautiful jonquils and the cat is sweet! Happy Wednesday to ya!
http://happywonderer.wordpress.com/2008/03/25/abc-wednesday-j-is-for/

Ida said...

You are a Daffodill as well.... ;)

John said...

Very nice post, and many great pictures. Well done ABC.

KOSTAS said...

Splendid photographs, marvellous post, nice ABC Wednesday!

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice photography.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio

Dirty Knees said...

I enjoyed the jonquils. Just wish they were in MY garden now. LOLmv

Old Wom Tigley said...

Beautiful and informative post... and this cat is a stunner..:O)

Anne-Berit said...

Lovely pictures,great j-post.Have a nice day:o)

Kerri said...

Oh a FABULOUS J post!!
What a lovely kitty too!

Happy Wednesday!

RuneE said...

I have learned quite lot about daffodils - oh I'm sorry - Jonquil. I only wish I had them around here right now. When I see them I know that finally, the spring has arrived.

Jacopo looks like a nice guy - wish him good luck!

Autumn said...

I have always call the jonquils daffodils but see where several others have posted them the way you have this week. Either way they are one of my favorite flowers.
I love your cat. What a pretty baby!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Jacopo is so cute and your photography is very nice... your blog is great!

The Rocky Mountain Retreat

Jan said...

A wonderful J post. Daffodils and Jonquils are among my fav's.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

WoW!! I love that cat and I love the flower too. In Norway we call this flower "Påskeliljer";) Just great J's!

Miss_Yves said...

Interesting post about botanic!
Nice pictures! Jacopo is lovely, and I think you have saved many photos of him for "k" as "kitten"!...
The count of monte Cristo" is one of my favorite novels of Alexandre Dumas
I showed his castle on my blog and I made a mailart about "les trois mousquetaires on
http://melimailart.blogspot .com
http://lettrenvrac.blogspot.com

Miss Yves

Berit said...

Beautiful flower and I love the cat!!

Dragonstar said...

I love your Jonquils, and Jacopo is such a handsome cat.

Neva said...

A very "J" post... you come up with the most letters I have seen! to fun.

miss*R said...

ahhh I thought of jonquils too but there are none up in my garden just yet!
thanks for visiting my J!

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

Hai Deemom,
sweet catty is you jo... and the daffodil is a latin name right? very nice, I love you pet...:)

Greeting from ABC's 'J' JoAnn :)

Paulie said...

You r kitty is adorable -- should have had its photos on A!!!!!!!!! I am so glad t know hwat I call Daffodils are also Jonquils elsewehere.

Julie said...

Beautiful flowers and what a gorgeous kitty! He looks very sweet and lucky to be rescued by you.

DeeMom said...

Daffodil is a common English name, sometimes used now for all varieties, and is the chief common name of horticultural prevalence used by the American Daffodil Society.[4] The range of forms in cultivation has been heavily modified and extended, with new variations available from specialists almost every year. 'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...


Miss_Yves

Where exactly is the post on Dumas… How neat and exciting, But I fear my 4 years of French UNUSED for the most part is of little help here…

I can however report there was enough of it lagging about in my mind that I was able to be appropriate while in Paris… WHEW on that one, sad I lost much of what I had learned with the French as well as Latin…

Frankly we call then Daffodils here, I just knew there OTHER name… I learned something from using that word for this post, but then that is a Good thing I think

In Norway we call this flower "Påskeliljer";)How neat …one day I want to travel there Pernille's ting og tang


Thank you all for popping in, your comments are too kind.

As for pet rescues, I seem to be a SUCKER... but they the cats and the one dog are so dear to us

Katney said...

I got sidtracked from your J when I went down to see the duck eggs.

Alyssa said...

How nice it is to see the daffodils! They are beautiful!

Jacopo is a lovely and graceful kitty and I think your choice of names is fantastic.

Gordon said...

Nice post; I like your jonquils and your cute cat.

Powell River Books said...

My birthday is in March and I never knew that the Jonquil was my flower. I love yellow flowers, maybe that's why. - Margy

hpy said...

Jacopo is cute. Does he like jonquils?

kRiZ cPEc said...

cute cat, and thanks for the spanish lesson.

becky voyles said...

Thank you for your kind post to J is for... post. Thanks for your prayers but sadly my uncle passed away this morning at 5 am which is why I have not posted my regular venues.