Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

ABC Wednesday

The letter this week is J
 
 
The lovely, romantic Jasmine seems a perfect choice for J.
 
 
A cherished Valentine present in 2012
 
Jasmine - its name derived from the Persian 'Yasameen', meaning Gift of God.
 
It has the most compelling and enticing fragrance
 
The National Flower of Hawaii, Indonesia, Pakistan and the Phillippines
 
Jasmine has great cultural importance in the East
 
being used in marriage rituals, festivals, religious ceremonies
 
and in the home
 
Used often as a hair ornament, - tucked behind the ear or in a braid
 
its lovely fragrance is pleasant to both the wearer
 
and the passer-by
 
 
 
 
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11 comments:

uberrhund said...

Just the perfect choice for the letter J ! The Night Blooming Jasmine and the Carolina Jessamine are both already blooming here, mixed with the Spring citrus trees in bloom it makes for a heady scent around 10 o'clock in the evening. That will last through the early Summer but is most noticeable now after a Winter season that brings little in the way of fragrance. Hope Spring is about to arrive in your neighborhood too, have a great week!

Reader Wil said...

Jasmine is my favourite bush. I have one in my back yard!
Thanks for your lovely post. I wish you a great week.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Indrani said...

I can almost get the fragrance. Lovely pics.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I can almost smell it from here - and I adore that head piece, perfect for a bride I would have thought. Hope you are doing well. x

Roger Owen Green said...

that is quite pretty
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Kara Claflin said...

I was thinking of purchasing a jasmine plant. I haven't had one before and am not sure if they are difficult to care for

Pheno Menon said...

Perfect choice indeed. Jasmine is revered here and is used for all things "holy"

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

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Lea said...

Beautiful!
Have a wonderful day!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Carver said...

Beautiful shots of the jasmine. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Ann said...

Love the plant and the hair adornment.
Ann

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How lovely this post is! So descriptive I can almost pick up that wonderful fragrance. (Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to wear that hair ornament!).