Spring has sprung


The soft pink and white flowers of Helleborus Emma swaying in the wind.

In the 14th Century, the term ‘springing time’ was used instead of the old English ‘Lent’ or ‘Lenten’. This was referring to plants springing from the ground. It then became ‘spring-time’ and by the 16th Century was shortened to ‘spring.’

Red and bold.

Persephone was the Greek goddess of spring. She spent winters as Queen of the Underworld but returned in spring to preside over rebirth.


2 thoughts on “Spring has sprung

  1. This is a fantastic collection of floral compositions. I am amazed how many flowers are blooming in your neck of the woods, I also liked how you explained the origin of the word spring. Great post!

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    1. Yes, I was surprised too! We have not had a cold winter at all. Just lots of rain. I was really hoping for some frosts and snow, but nothing. I expect you have had lots of snow in Canada. Yes, Lent is a term you only hear to do with the church. Thank you Peter.

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