Folklore Thursday: Forget-me-not Folklore
nature / Storytelling

Folklore Thursday: Forget-me-not Folklore

I’ve always loved forget-me-nots. I can’t remember when I first heard their bittersweet name but their tiny blue flowers – and occasional pink or purple variation – always stand out in a cluster of ‘weeds’. The folklore behind forget-me-nots is unsurprisingly poignant. Once worn to represent fidelity when separated from a partner,  one myth says … Continue reading

Brighter Days
Grow / nature

Brighter Days

As the days lighten, the first flowers start to emerge. The snowdrops have been joined by the first crocus blooms, if not quite open yet. Seeing snowdrops reminds me of a lovely friend who sadly died last year. As I walked into his funeral, I saw the first snowdrop of last year pushing through the … Continue reading