Un dimanche pluvieux

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Que faire lors d'un dimanche bien pluvieux lorsqu'on vit à la campagne ?

Se promener dans les sous-bois on y est à l'abri sous les jeunes feuilles ...



Yesterday was quite a wet sunday ... what could we do ?


Have a stroll in the woods, find a shelter under the young leaves ...






Cueillir les fraises des bois ? C'est un peu tôt ...

Pick some wild strawberries ? Well, it's far too early to do so ....





Aller un peu plus loin ... éviter les embûches ...

Walk a little bit deeper in the woods ... mind the dead trees on the floor ...





Encore plus loin ... trouver l'endroit secret ...

Further again ... find the secret place ...





Clochette des bois ou joli muguet, te voilà !

and finally find the perfumed flower we've been looking for ... lily of the valley here you are !







The flower is also known as Our Lady's tears since, according to Christian legend, the lily of the valley came into being from Eve's tears after she was driven with Adam from the Garden of Eden. According to another legend, Lilies of the Valley also sprang from the blood of Saint Leonard of Noblac during his battles with a dragon. Other names include May Lily, May Bells, Lily Constancy, Ladder-to-Heaven, Male Lily and Muguet.

Traditionally, Lily of the Valley is sold in the streets of France on May 1. Lily of the Valley became the national flower of Finland in 1967. The Norwegian municipality Lunner has a Lily of the Valley in its coat-of-arms. It is the official flower of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, Kappa Sigma fraternity, Delta Omicron fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority, and Alpha Phi sorority. The lily of the valley is also in the Chattock family crest held by a gauntlet.

The name "Lily of the Valley" is also used in some English translations of the Bible in Song of Songs 2:1, although whether or not the Hebrew word "shoshana" (usually denoting a rose) originally used there refers to this species is uncertain. The meaning of this flower is "You will find Happiness."

(Source : Wikipedia)


 

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clob 28/04/2009 10:53

tiens nous avaons le m^me temps ... mais pas de muget ni de fraises sauvages ici ... tout est quasi innodés !

Brigitte 27/04/2009 16:43

Oh, les fraises qui sont en fleur déjà et les premiers muguets, que la nature est déjà avancée là où tu habites.

cherbi 27/04/2009 15:03

Très joli muguet ! dimanche et même lundi très pluvieux ici aussi ... bises

valy 27/04/2009 10:36

un vrai petit trésor !

filv74 Véronique 27/04/2009 10:11

Oh la la, déjà du muguet, pas ici, en haut la neige est encore là, c'est juste les crocus qui sortent, dimanche à peu près beau, nuage et soleil, par contre lundi pluie, comme beaucoup je pense.