Friday, February 20, 2015
Currently it is 1 degree here in Norfolk & freebie
The temperature is in part due to wind chill factor. We didn't get the additional snow the other day but the previous snow is ice now and most roads haven't been cleared. I just set the bathtub to drip again tonight because we were told that sometime after midnight the temperature is expected to drop to -7 degrees! I haven't been out all week even though I should have gone out to start my car at least. Didn't want to trudge through the snow or breathe that cold cold air for fear it would cause me to have breathing problems. But my husband has had to work every day. On the worst day he carried less than a dozen people on the bus all day. At some point this weekend we will have to go out for a few supplies so I really hope there is a warm spell. Still, we don't have 90 inches of snow like Boston, so shouldn't complain. I can't imagine what those people are going through. http://www.whats-your-sign.com/symbolic-meaning-of-lions.html ) Wisdom Power Royalty Dignity Courage Justice Ferocity Dominion Authority I found it interesting to learn that allthough the lion is a nocturnal animal, it has been associated with the sun. Which made me recall that Stacey also loves sunflowers. The name alone tells us these plants are associated with sun and turn their blooms to face the sun. The cheerful bright yellow is bound to make us think of warmth and sunshine. It's a cheery flower that also produces, in its seeds and oil, a good source of nourishment. Picked up a few tidbits on sunflower symbolism from Teleflora: "It's said that the natives of the Inca Empire worshipped a giant sunflower, and that Incan priestesses wore large sunflower disks made of gold on their garments. Images of sunflowers were found in the temples of the Andes mountains, and Native American Indians placed bowls of sunflower seeds on the graves of their dead. The Impressionist period of art is famous for its fascination with the sunflower, and this striking flower remains today a commonly photographed and painted icon of uncommon beauty." They also declare it the flower for a 3rd anniversary. A lovely spirtual symbolism I found was that "because the blossom (bright and bountiful) is always seeking out the light. Symbolically, this is spiritually akin to the heart/soul of humankind always seeking and attaining unity with the light of faith and keeping a connection with the Source/God/Goddess of one's own understanding." (http://www.whats-your-sign.com/symbolic-sunflower-meaning.html) Other possible symbolic meanings are: Faith Longevity Healing Nourishment Focus Good Luck Magic Worship Flexibility Spiritual knowing (ibid.) For fun, I played around with these 2 images and here is what I came up with as a calling card (lots of space to add whatever you want.). http://www.4shared.com/zip/qaYim1Pcce/ws_BohemianBoudoir_chairframe.html?