Saturday, September 22, 2012

My Sunday Best with Nancy

I am excited and honored to be partnering with Nancy over at A Rural Journal in presenting "Your Sunday Best" this week.  I have been a fan of Nancy's for almost the whole time I have been in this world of blogging.  She is one of those truly down-to-earth kinda gals that relays that warm country feel to all of her posts, makes you feel that you are sitting at a table in her kitchen having a cup of coffee and just chatting about whatever.  Join us today and every week about this time for "Your Sunday Best".

I just finished reading a wonderful book entitled "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh and along with enjoying the book, I learned that flowers do have a definite language, each meaning something different.

For instance....did you know that pansies mean "think of me".


Or that sunflowers mean "false riches"  Personally I think sunflowers equal happiness, but I didn't write the dictionary.


Geraniums mean "true friendship"


Dahlias are "dignity"


The pink rose means "grace"....each color of roses have different meanings.


And finally the zinnia,  "I mourn your absence"


So the next time you give flowers to a friend, a relative, or a lover you might just want to check the "true meaning" of that flower before presenting.

Please join us this week by linking up your favorite photo for "Your Sunday Best"


Until next time...

42 comments:

  1. gorgeous blooms, i enjoyed learning about their meanings!! love the sunflower!!

    i too enjoy nancy, one of a kind, down to earth, a very sweet girl!!

    enjoy your weekend!!

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  2. Thank you for the lovely words my friend. I feel the same way about you.
    Beautiful flowers and it's nice to know what they mean... thank you for helping me out today! :)

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  3. Beautiful photos as always Deanna. I knew the different colors of roses had different meanings. But I didn't know other flowers have meanings. Thanks for sharing.
    Nancy is just the greatest, isn't she!

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  4. Amazing photos from the different flowers. I like that you added the meaning of each flower. This is so beautiful !
    Thank you very much. Have a nice and sunny weekend. Hugs, Synnöve

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  5. Love your flower glossary! I love learning the meaning flowers and names. I particulary love flower names for people, though when I was naming my children that had not entered my mind!

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  6. Beautiful flowers! Hootnonny's comment has me thinking of people I know who have flower names -- Iris, Rose, Daisy, Violet, etc. Let's start a new trend for flower baby names!

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  7. no kidding, about the meaning of flowers. i remember when i worked in several flower shops people would ask ... some have not a clue. so important if you wish to say the right statement. (:

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  8. First of all, congrats on the co-host gig! How exciting!!! I was just over at Nancy's congratulating you there. You're right, she does make you feel like you are having a cup of coffee or tea with her on the front porch.

    Zinnias are one of my favorite garden flowers, but I had no idea that's what they meant. Who's in charge of this flower dictionary anyway? LOL Your images are gorgeous and edited so nicely with your special flair. Beautiful post.

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  9. Lovely flowers, Deanna! Congrats on co-hosting Your Sunday Best!

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  10. Love the flowers, meanings and beautiful photos...it's fun to have thoughts associated with flowers. Although I think we make our own as well. I love lilacs and they symbolize hope for me because they bloom in the spring, releasing their fragrance and bringing refreshing from the past winter. Thanks for posting, Nancy (I'm a new follower as well...)

    livininthegreen.blogspot.com

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  11. I agree with your about Nancy, and always enjoy your visits over at my place. Your flower images as so full of color and romance...

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  12. Beautiful pictures full of light and color. Those flowers are pure poetry. Greetings.

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  13. I don't think I mind much what they "mean" if someone is nice enough to give me flowers. However, you did a great job of illustrating these particular flowers. They are just beautiful!

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  14. Absolutely love your captures! Did not know some of the meanings?????

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  15. Deanna, you are certainly 'one' with your camera! These are great photos.

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  16. Love all those flower pictures; I really love that pansy!

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  17. Congrats on your co-host position with Nancy. That is so cool. You are both sweethearts. That book sounds so interesting.
    Once again all your photos look amazing.

    Hope you have an awesome weekend.

    Hugs~

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  18. Just stopped by from Nancy's. Love your photographs and I am your newest follower. Please come and visit!

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  19. Deanna, glad to see you co-hosting Your Sunday best with Nancy!
    Lovely flower shots. The Geranium and Rose shots are my favorite.

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  20. The sunflower shot is AMAAAAAAZING

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  21. Beautiful macros! My fav is the sunflower and tiny rose. Enjoy your Sunday!

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  22. We did not write the dictionary.

    We can write "our own" dictionary.

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  23. fantastic set of photos. I love learning the meanings of stuff like this. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. What beautiful shots of these lovely flowers!
    Thanks for sharing the meanings. I knew about roses and their colors but I don't tend to
    think about the other flowers.

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  25. Woof! Woof! LOVE the Sunflower. Happy Sunday Best Shot. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  26. How fun to learn about the different meanings of the flowers! Love the bright crispness of the pansy, the happiness of the sunflower, and well you know I'm partial to the pink in the geranium!

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  27. Congrats on the co-hosting (-: The pansy picture is spectacular!

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  28. I know that there are different meanings applied to days of the week, colors, flowers, etc.; but I'm with you, when I see Sunflowers I think happiness and pink roses, sweet friendship. Wonderful collection of floral portraits.

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  29. Beautiful flowers!! I honestly wouldn't mind to receive any flower, regardless the meaning. :P

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  30. At each of your photos I said "this is my favorite"! They are all beautiful. I agree with your meaning of a Sunflower though. You should rewrite the dictionary.

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  31. Oh your floral images are absolutely fabulous! And I LOVE that they are giant on the page!!!

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  32. Love the zinnia and the sunflower. They are beautiful!

    . I ran across your page and am linking up to you for the first time. Now I just need to go add your button to my post!

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  33. Fantastic photography ~ very professional ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  34. hi sweetie :) I'm so happy you're co-hosting with dear Nancy. did you know that pansies in portuguese are called perfect-love ;) it's not the meaning of the flower, is its name. love your photos. and the scavenger hunt, for months that I don't do one! happy Sunday. xxo

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  35. I love your flower pictures - every one is beautiful. I have read that book too - it is so good isn't it. Makes you look at flowers in a whole new light :)

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  36. PS - I have just hit your follow button :))

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  37. Great post and wonderful information! I love the photos.

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  38. I didn't know that about flowers. I must be careful the next time I give them!

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  39. Beautiful flowers...and fun to learn the meanings. Now that I know...I wish you a bouquet full of pink roses and geraniums. :)

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