Monday, July 28, 2008

Stargazer Lily

Botanical Name: Lilium "Stargazer"
In ancient mythology and in folklore from around the world, the lily has appeared as a deeply spiritual and philosophical metaphor. The lily family has traditionally represented innocence and purity. These motifs appeared as far back as ancient Greek and Roman civilizations and reappeared in biblical traditions. Stargazer lilies have come to be associated with these meanings, but they've taken on additional meanings as well. White stargazer lilies, in particular, have come to characterize a sense of purity and are often used as an expression of sympathy. The pink varieties are also considered symbolic of wealth and prosperity, as well being as a sign of aspiration.

1 comment:

Tene Murray said...

Absolutely beautiful - and the video is cool too!

By the way, my crocosmia finally started blooming this week! Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!