Thursday, August 11, 2011

Glad It's Over

"Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
because you will not abandon me to the grave..."
Psalm 16:9,10

Well, I have come to the end of my trilogy on gladiolus, and I am glad. Even though they are stately and beautiful, they still give me the creeps. But I wanted to show you some of the different colors I found. They are the August birth flower and the 40th wedding anniversary flower. There are 260 different species of them! The name comes from the word "gladius", meaning sword. They symbolize strength and moral integrity and are reminiscent of the Roman gladiators, because of their tall sword like structure. Just another reason for me to dislike them!


"For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitude of the heart."
Hebrews 4:12


24 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

They are gorgeous, Ginny... Love all of those colors... You can show them anytime you want to!!!! I'm "GLAD" it happened....
Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for sharing their beauty.I love the many colors they come in.

Karin said...

That was a lovely trilogy, even though you're glad it's over! So interesting that you should have such an aversion to them, considering you love flowers and such! What beautiful ones you showcased today - thanks!!

George said...

These are beautiful glads. I really like the color of these. Thanks for sharing your trilogy with us.

S. Etole said...

I like the way you have photographed the one by the purple shutter.

SquirrelQueen said...

The colors are so pretty, I do like that pink and white one. I'm glad you decided to share them with us Ginny.

I've been doing way too many songs lately. When I saw your post title an old Dave Clark Five song popped into my head, "Glad All Over". Never mind, that suddenly sounds very creepy.

Ann said...

More beautiful flowers, my aunties who were brides in the 60s, had their wedding bouquet made with this flower.

Back to the Western Springs photo, the little girl was my daughter. if you look on the upper photo, the woman was me, the man was my FIL.

From the Kitchen said...

I never choose glads to bring home but I think they are o.k.. Love your photos, however! I must remind my husband not to send me a bunch when our 40th rolls around.

Best,
Bonnie

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I think if each flower was on its own stem, then it would be easier to see the individual beauty of each flower but as it stands now, all we see is the color.

But what lovely color they have.

Neal said...

Those are gorgeous Ginny. I never get tired of looking a flowers.

Sandra said...

Glad you are glad your glad posts are over... they are beautiful colors, you were brave for posting on something you don't like.

Remington said...

Very pretty!

Fred Alton said...

Ginny, thanks for adding to my understanding of the meaning of "gladiolus". Very helpful. And to me they are beautiful flowers!

reanaclaire said...

Those are orchids, right? I love the orange color ones.. so bright and nice!

missing moments said...

LOL ... love your caption today! There are quite striking flowers though even though!

Marydon said...

Beautiful glads, Ginny. And your verse. We only had one (!) YUP! bloom because of the weather this year.

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Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Ginny I had a good chuckle when I read the two reasons you don't like gladiolas in a prior post. The house in the post before this one is very sad. The people living there must be renters who don't care about the property and the owners must not care that much either.

The colors of the glads that you showed today are beautiful but now I will always associate them with funerals after reading your post..lo!

I'm also glad you like the poem/prayer I listed today!

Enjoy your weekend!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Ginny - how beautiful they are - and I am 'glad' you showed them. Try not to be afraid anymore! Loved your header!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, OK, we all have our likes and dislikes. I just happen to like the Glads. Have a super good evening!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

My parents' 40th wedding anniversary is in September - I'll have to tell them about gladiolas.

Joanne said...

I love these Though I have to admit there are none in my garden!
Blessings, Joanne

Ann said...

glad you stepped out of your comfort zone to bring us the glads. They are pretty although not one of my favorites.

Regina said...

An equisite ending..you have a pretty assortment here and I liked how you included the little piece of history-

Rose said...

Ginny, these are just gorgeous! I sure love seeing them.