A modern version of Flora's Dictionary is by my dear friend, Kathleen Gips and can be ordered in time for Valentine's Day or any other special occasion from her Village Herb Shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. This last photo is of a tussie mussie that I made for my best friend's mom's 90th birthday. I love to do tussie mussies for friends' birthdays and when I go visiting in the hospital.
I'm very excited about an upcoming exhibit at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation starting in March (I think). It will be about the language of flowers exploring the powerful symbolic and unspoken meanings of flowers in recent centuries. Got to read up on my history, etc so I'm ready! Here is the quote of the day from China Bayles' Book of Days from William Shakespeare in Richard II:
Here in this place I'll set a bank of rue,
sour herb of grace;
Rue, even for ruth, shall shortly here be seen. . .
Rue means pity, compassion, mercy, as well as for repentance and remorse. Rue only means a skin rash for me! Well, off to run errands. Hope you are having a great day wherever you may be. Talk to you later.