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March 22: Maidenhair

The flower of the day is the Maidenhair Fern, which, in the language of flowers conveys “Secrecy.” Perhaps the meaning stems from the distressing quality of the plant to “play dead” when it becomes even the slightest bit dry. However, … Continue reading

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March 7: Hyacinth

In the language of flowers, today’s bloom signifies “Faith. Games and sports.” Purple Hyacinth conveys the message, “I am sorry. Please forgive me. Sorrow.” The Yellow Hyacinth signifies “Jealousy.” And White Hyacinths evoke “Loveliness. I will pray for you.”

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January 26: Orange Blossom

“Your purity equals your loveliness.” Orange Blossoms are a traditional flower used for bridal bouquets. The Orange Flower is also used in the Language of Flowers to convey the meanings, “Chastity; Innocence; Eternal Love.” The fragrant flower of Citrus sinensis is used in … Continue reading

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January 15: Marigold

The familiar Marigold, in the language of flowers, means Pain or Grief. Often described as cheerful, the sunny little annual carries a heavy meaning. On the Flora Clock, the 7:00 am hour is signified by the Small Cape Marigold, also … Continue reading

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January 14: Imperial Lily

Sigh. Yet another mistake. Hyssop, about which I wrote yesterday, is today’s (January 14) flower. Yesterday’s flower (January 13) is the Imperial Lily, which means “Majesty”. Fritillaria imperialis is native to Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and into the Himalayan foothills. The … Continue reading

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January 9: Lavender

“I don’t trust you.” That’s the flower language sentiment of today’s flower, Lavender. Chances are, Lavender acquired this cold meaning because it was often used to mask a bad odor by folks who didn’t have as many opportunities to bathe … Continue reading

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Another great review for “Spirit of the Prairie”

I met Stuart Rosebrook at the Tallgrass Writing Workshop last summer at Emporia State University. What a thrill to have a real conversation with the Senior Editor of True West magazine! So you can imagine my euphoria when I read Stuart’s … Continue reading

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Labor Day and Lager

“…While some returned to work, most continued on to the post-parade party at Wendel’s Elm Park at 92nd Street and Ninth Avenue; even some unions that had not participated in the parade showed up to join in the post-parade festivities … Continue reading

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Phishing and farcing and the loss of spontaneity

Another grim warning about the dangers lurking on Facebook (see link at the end of this post). I have only been on Facebook for about six years, but this makes me long for the good old days. It also makes … Continue reading

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And Now Some Words From My Friend Phyl

Phyllida Porter is the granddaughter of Franklin L. Gilson, who wrote our Medicine Lodge Indian Peace Treaty Pageant, and directed each presentation until his death in 1946.  Phyllida’s mother, Miriam Gilson Porter, was the first Spirit of the Prairie. Phyl … Continue reading

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