J is for Jonquil

Everyone knows they have a birth stone and birth “sign.” But do you know your birth flower?

The jonquil…more commonly known as the daffodil or narcissus…is the March birth flower. And it’s appropriate to mention this on Wednesday, March 23rd because…drum roll please…it’s Army Wife’s Birth Day! Thunderous applause and cheering.

Happy 26th Birthday to my oldest baby. That really didn’t come out right, but you know what Iย  mean.

Jonquils represent domestic happiness and friendship. During the strict courtship etiquette of the Victorian Era, it secretly meant one was an angel in the eyes of the giver. Oh those romantic Victorians…they perfected the art of saying it with flowers!

It’s hard for me to come to grips with her being twenty-six years old. I’ve been redoing the family photo albums and just finished with her 8-year-old birthday photos. It doesn’t really seem that long ago. Oddly, I don’t feel like I’ve aged 26 years since she made me a mom. But then I look in the mirror………yep, there’s definitely 26 years worth of *character* there.

J is for jonquil over at ABC Wednesday, where each week we select a letter of the alphabet to share.

Jonquil is also for Creative Exchange this week. Since it’s the birth flower for a very special birthday person, I’m keeping with the theme of having my camera in one hand and my heart in the other.

Happy Birthday to an angel who holds one of the keys to my heart.

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26 thoughts on “J is for Jonquil

  1. This is beautiful Lisa! Love these flowers, and I love what you did with the already lovely photograph.

    Thank you so much for sharing this at The Creative Exchange this week, and…HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARMY WIFE!!

    I hope you have a wonderful day Lisa!

    lisa.

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  2. Happy Birthday Army Wife! I love these small narcissi with their intense sweet scent and I love what you’ve done with this.

    You also prompted me to look up my birthday flower – the Larkspur. Very nice but I must say that I’m in the same camp as your daughter. I love lillies, and specifically oriental lillies.

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  3. I looked up my birth flower one time, but I just can’t remember what it is! LoL! I’m going to do that right now…

    Your creative creation is beautiful & thanks so much for visiting & commenting on mine, too… much appreciated! =)

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  4. I’ve had problems getting to your blog! So sorry to be so late! Love your post for the J Day, Lisa, and a very Happy if belated Birthday to your daughter! How do they grow up so quickly???? Mine are 45 and 42! I’m sure they weren’t born that LONG ago! The jonquils are beautiful, I love them, too! Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia
    ABC Team

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  5. … you are on her 8th year of photobooks and she is 26. LOL I feel much better now. I love your textures. I am taking an internet class with Kim Klassen right now and starting to learn the ropes of Photoshop. …kids do grow up so fast, don’t they (sigh).

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