Yesterday, June 11th, we published a Post on blogspot about the recent visit from this seasons sandhill cranes. Please click onto the below link to see it.


We hope you will check it out.

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Red Rose Day is celebrated on June 12, in the U.S., to pay tribute to one of the most iconic symbols of love and romance throughout history — the red rose. Incidentally, the rose is also the birth flower for June, and June is a popular month for weddings; so what could be more apt. While roses all over the nation begin to bloom, National Red Rose Day is a time for lovers, botanists, florists, and basically, anyone else, to get together to pay tribute to this classical flower. It has stood the test of time and will probably do so for years to come. The best part is that there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re a nature lover, just stopping to smell the roses and marvel at their beauty; or if you’re a hopeless romantic who likes to make gestures — the red rose is as versatile as can be, to suit your interpretation of it. Also, did you know that in three different languages (Spanish, Portuguese, and French) the word ‘rose’ means ‘red?’ How’s that for serendipity!

In keeping with the sense of romance and mystique which a red rose can evoke, the exact origins of Red Rose Day are unknown, though it is said to have branched off from Rose Day (celebrated during Valentine’s Week in February), for the past decade. Whatever the reason for this separation, we are glad to have an excuse to give this scarlet bloom its due.

Surprisingly, the first records of roses being cultivated come from China, around 5000 years ago, during the Han Dynasty (141-87 B.C.). Though the flowers were what we call Chinese roses (a variant of Hibiscus flowers) or wild roses, they had similar characteristics to the modern-day red rose and can be seen in paintings and pottery of that era. The red rose then made its way to the culture-soaked civilizations of Rome and Greece, where it was cultivated and evolved into what we know it as today, in the Middle East especially. For the Greeks and Romans, the red rose was a symbol of luxury and an object of inspiration for many painters and writers. Perhaps that is why we now associate this luxurious flower with passion and grandiosity.

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There you have it.

Cap and Patti

2 thoughts on “JUN 12, 14 .. SANDHILL CRANES.. NATIONAL TODAY..

  1. Kathleen Brady

    I love all roses and have had good luck growing them everywhere I lived, except at my current house. Thankfully, my neighbor has a large, fruitful bush by our property line. So I get a whiff when I go outside. I don’t dare try to grow them indoors because the cats will attempt to have a go at them (and they can be very determined creatures.) I think I will get some on my next trip to Costco. They have a great variety of colors, although not as fragrant as I would like.

    1. Cap Chastain Post author

      We think that roses are pretty much an all time favorite flower. Odd you can’t grow them where you are now living Kathleen. Nice your neighbor has a fruitful bush next door. Too funny your cats would attempt to “have a go at them” were you to have them inside. Good luck on getting what you want at Costco. Smiles .. Cap and Patti

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