Saturday, 13 February 2016

Valentine Flowers


Red roses come immediately to mind whenever Valentine's Day is mentioned but they are out of season in February and therefore mostly imported from far off lands - not very environmentally friendly. Give me a bowl of yellow crocuses anytime, especially as they are the flower of St Valentine.
St Valentine was imprisoned by the Romans for failing to reject his Christian beliefs. While in prison he became friendly with his jailor and educated his blind daughter, Julia. He left Julia a letter to be opened on the day of his execution - February 14th. Upon opening it, she could miraculously see and the first thing she saw was a yellow crocus that fell from the paper. The letter was signed 'Your Valentine'

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