Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Bachelor

Right now, our fields and roadsides are full of blue Bachelor's Buttons. As to the name, it is said that young men in love used to wear these flowers as a boutonniere. If the flower withered quickly, it meant that the man was not loved in return.

In ancient Egypt, Bachelors buttons were thought to aid the dead Pharaohs into the underworld, and to resurrect the dead. In fact, wreaths of them were found by the tomb of King Tut. I know of a better resurrection than that.


God’s trumpet blast! He’ll come down from heaven and the dead in Christ will rise—they’ll go first. Then the rest of us who are still alive at the time will be caught up with them into the clouds to meet the Master. Oh, we’ll be walking on air! And then there will be one huge family reunion with the Master. So reassure one another 

21 comments:

LC said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful truths!

Betsy Adams said...

Interesting, Ginny... I didn't know all of that about Bachelor Buttons... They are so pretty!!! Love the color.

Glad you can spell boutonniere. Not sure I could have spelled that one!!!! ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Chatty Crone said...

I didn't know that - very interesting so thanks for the lesson. sandie

Linda said...

Very fascinating, Ginny, thanks so much for sharing this. Lovely photos.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful flowers.You have them growing wild? That must be an amazing sight.

Annie said...

Batchelor Buttons. LOVE them. Such sweet little flowers.

RoeH said...

Awwwww....Bachelor Buttons. My mother would love you for those photos.

Ma said...

I love the bright sun in these pictures.

Sandra said...

my first ever viewing of batchelor buttons, i want one.. beautiful, really beautiful.... i bet a wreathe of them would be gorgeous.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Interesting info about the pretty flowers! It's interesting to read about what people actually believed in ancient times. I'm looking forward to the trumpet blast, aren't you?

Tamago said...

Oh these bachelors are beautiful! I wonder if some young men still wear the flower when in love :-)

Rose said...

They are so beautiful, Ginny!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Such a brilliant blue. No wonder the Egyptians felt that way about them.

Dee said...

What an awesome color...I have not seen bachelor buttons in a long while. I have never heard of the story of the dead pharaohs but I do agree we will have a better resurrection ♥ \0/

Filip and Kristel said...

These blue flower ball are impressive. Very bright.

Greetings,
Filip

DawnTreader said...

Never heard that name for them before. The English name I know for them is cornflower? In Swedish it's blåklint, blå=blue. Interesting legends.

Ann said...

When I was growing up we had bachelor buttons right outside our garage door. I always liked them. I never knew the legend behind them

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow...I bet your countryside is absolutely glorious!! And loved the history tidbits you've shared about the flowers also.

Ruth Kelly said...

Yes, won't it be glorious when He comes.

Jeanne said...

Good to know about the Bachelor Buttons and good reminder about our future! The fields must be just beautiful with that gorgeous color!

Jeanne said...

Good to know about the Bachelor Buttons and good reminder about our future! The fields must be just beautiful with that gorgeous color!