Monday, June 15, 2009

Passion Flower

You never know what you will find growing on your back fence. I noticed these lovely blooms today and it is winding up my fence...

Hope you week holds a little passion for something or someone you love!!

Thanks Sharon, at Sharon's Cottage Quilts, for letting me know that there is a story about these flowers. Here is an edited version I found on the web...

The Passion Flower - Unusually for such a story it has a well-documented and undisputed origin. Jacomo Bosio, a scholar, lived in Rome in 1609. He was working on a treatise upon the crucifixion when an Augustinian friar of Mexican birth showed him drawings of a remarkable flower. After much prevarication (and a rather liberal interpretation of the facts) he agreed to include the drawings of the flower in his book. The symbols of the Passion of Christ were many and varied. The unique corona represented the crown of thorns. The ten sepals and petals represented the Apostles (except Judas and Peter, who both distanced themselves from Christ prior to the crucifixion). The five anthers were the five wounds on Christ’s body, and the three stigmas the nails. The leaves were the spear that pierced His side, and the tendrils the scourges that flayed His flesh. Click here to read the full article. (source

1 comment:

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Oh my goodness but your passion flowers are gorgeous~! I used to grow them, but haven't for a very long time. I was wondering if you knew the story of the passion flower?