Saturday, July 4, 2009

Mary Gardens II

Mary's Tears

This pious tradition comes to us from legends that flowers with tear-drop resemblance sprang up where Mary's tears fell on the ground at the foot of the Cross.

Virginia Spiderwort: blue tear-like fluid from spent blooms

Ladie's Mantle: drops of water remaining on leaves from rain

Lily of the Valley: small tear-like white blooms

Gromwell: A British common wildflower with small tear-like blooms

Quaking Grass: tear-like seed clumps

O Jesus, behold the tears of the one who loved Thee most on earth, and who loves Thee most ardently in heaven! Amen+

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