Symbolism of flowers in different cultures
At all times, people were surrounded by flowers. They decorated clothes and homes, added to food, presented as a sign of love or support. Flowers are able to convey our mood, our feelings in the most different moments of life, joyful or sad.
It is difficult to imagine a world without flowers, they are our constant companions. Love for them is reflected in painting, poetry and even architecture. Different cultures and peoples have their own special attitude to flowers, but admiration for them is invariable.
The flower, due to the arrangement of petals that create the image of a star, often symbolizes the Sun
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Fragrant first aid kit: flowers that treat
Not everyone knows that the most ordinary representatives of the flora that are familiar to our eyes can serve as a medicine. Let us turn to the opinions of those who are familiar with their healing effects. To do this, we look at the forums where lovers of flowers and traditional medicine communicate.
Flowers can restore strength and health
The attention of lovers of country trips is attracted by beautiful marigolds, and summer residents are aware of their therapeutic effect. Calendula – such a name for these flowers is more familiar to us – neutralizes viruses, so the infusion of this wildflower for gargling is invaluable during epidemics. Where its properties are not used: calendula normalizes cardiac activity, is effective for stress and neurosis, is used in the treatment of female diseases and even in oncology. Continue reading
Rome, wife and Finnish nature: what inspired the authors of musical masterpieces about flowers?
Any of us will name a couple of musical works, in the name of which certain flowers appear. What inspired the authors of these masterpieces and are all these compositions dedicated to the picturesque beauty of flowers?
Nature and music are inseparable manifestations of the beautiful
From bell to aquilegia
One of the most amazing classical works is the cycle of piano pieces by the composer Jan Sibelius “Flowers”. It is known that the Finnish musician admired nature. Interestingly, the floral works of Sibelius are not without mysticism: for the composer, it mattered that some of the flowers that inspired him were considered sacred in his homeland – in Finland. Continue reading