Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Ah narcissi, my favorite in the Amaryllis family, and otherwise known by its common English name: daffodil.
In the West, the flower is said to symolize vanity, after the youth in Greek mythology who gazed at his reflection in a pool of water, resulting in a most unfortunate outcome. And maybe a little vanity is understandable for a flower as lovely as a narcissus. In the east, the flower is associated with wealth and good fortune.
For me, the narcissi is synonymous with spring, and Easter and the return of warmth in our days. Narcissi has so many different varities, some with lovely apricot centres and others with lots of ruffles... all of them beautiful.