Monday, March 19, 2012

spring goodies
















bright orange tea cups in the kitchen. ranunculuses in old olive jars peppered throughout. cast off sweaters and painted toes. tiny flower gifts from my children meeting tiny push pots, pots designed when the maker's own kids brought her the same little blooms twenty years ago.  my second made-it-myself tank matching my new hand knit dishcloths. an accident, but a happy one. mother's gardening hat moving in where the winter scarf hung. donating to the neighborhood charity shop and leaving with new pottery. the childrens' spring books pulled from their storage spot, the winter books settling into the vacancy. grandmother's pillowcases reminding me of her favorite trees. stevie on vinyl.  always "my cherie amour" this time of year.

We've been readying our home for the change of seasons. I've always thought this time of year the most abundant with namesakes. Here are  my very favorites of the moment:


Spring


March


May


Amaryllis 


Azalea


Begonia


Bloom


Daylily 


Forsythia


Garden


Gardenia


Marigold


Snowdrop


Verbena


Vine


Artio -- Swiss bear goddess who returns in Spring

Chloris -- goddess of Spring

Flora -- ditto

Dagny -- "new day"

Hebe -- Greek goddess of eternal youth and spring

Ingrid -- relates to the god of fertility

Inari -- Japanese goddess/god of rice who returns in spring

Liv -- "life"

Midori -- "green"

Tulia -- "heavy rain"

Sita -- Hindu goddess of spring and earth fertility

Kaze -- "wind" (Japanese)

Saku -- "bloom" (Japanese)

Umi -- "life" (Egyptian) (also Japanese for 'the sea')

Rockwell -- "life spring"

Tadi -- "breeze, wind"

Vito -- "life giving"


I'll see you back here on Thursday with some exciting news and my next assortment of Finnish blogs! 



(images: my own. © copyright kristen gregg. book pictured. mountain postcard by Lea Duncan.)








4 comments:

  1. oops. I locked you guys out of commenting -- wasn't intentional, so sorry! problem fixed.

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  2. oh man, those thrifted ceramics are quite nice ;)

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  3. I love Liv and Umi for spring girls -- though my little one was born in spring, I didn't really consider it when naming her.

    Vito is one of my favorites for a boy.

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  4. i LOVE your spring goodies!

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