Flower Lifestyle

Sharing Yan’s passion for flowers

The language of flowers April 2, 2012

France La Poste released a series of stamps with the languages of flowers.  

Although today nobody offers flowers according to their language (except for some most symbolic ones such as Rose, chrysanthemum, Lily of the Valley, etc.), and I am the first to buy flowers just for their natural beauty, I  also believe that a flower and the gesture of offering a flower would become more meaningful if we try to compose a message with them. 

Arum Lily: Ardour

Tulip: Love

Rose: Passion

Violet: Modesty

Pansy: Affection

Lily of the Valley: Happiness

Iris: Tenderness

Dahlia: Admiration 

Poppy: Delight

Peony: Generosity

Daisy: Attraction

Carnation: Loyalty

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Delicious flowers

 

I guess the small white flowers must be very delicious. During the 15 minutes I watched him, the horse never raised his head!

 

horse cheval fleur flower eat spring white prunier peach flower

horse cheval fleur flower eat spring white prunier peach flower

Location: Near US, a small town in Ile-de-France region, France 

 

French Flora Stamps July 18, 2009

The French Post  has edited two books of stamps about French Flora in the North and the South. Indeed, the vegetation in the North and the South of France is very diffrent. Each region of France has its representative plant, like the famous lavender for Provence.

France has a very beautiful nature, although it is less famous than its culture and art. To my knowledge, France is the greenest European country (apart from Scandinavian countries). You can see almost every landscape in France : mountains, plateau, the sea, rivers, lakes (maybe not desert…).

I’d like to thank Tempopo who sent me images of these stamps books that I share with you.

 Carnet Flore Sud Poste Stamp Flora FranceTimbre lviolette Toulouse Stamp Flora France

     

 

 

 

 

Tembre pomme de pin Stamp Flora France tree

Timbre Olivier Stamp Flora France Olive tree

 

Origin of my passion for flowers April 23, 2009

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Sometimes I wonder why I have such a passion for flowers. My answer is, first, I lived in a district in Beijing where there were many parks and my mother who grew up in the country began to show me plants and flowers when I was a child; the other reason is that I saw a series of Japanese cartoon when I was very young, “The Fairy of Flowers” (花仙子) in which a girl had to find a magic flower with 7 colors. I learned a lot through this cartoon which gave the symbol of a flower at the end of each episode.

Whatever, I believe that a part of this passion is innate. I’m so lucky…