Alstromeria with wind fall apples.

“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”

Matthew 5 : 5
A basket of wind fall cooking apples holding in place: alstroemeria/Peruvian lily, yesterday’s delphinium from my post…. and maroon smoketree leaves. All very close in the garden and together in this arrangement.

It is bilaterally symmetrical .
It has three sepals and striped petals.
It is shaped like a trumpet.
It has thick and deep roots used for storing food and at the same time delicate roots that break easily.

The Swedish naturalist Baron Clas Alstromer introduced it into Europe around 18th century. The Alstromeria genus was named after Alstromer by his teacher Carl Linnaeus, a botanical classifier for whom he collected the plants for a botanical garden.

Today alstroemerias means several things.

Firstly, it is a symbol of giving support to the recipient. ( given to someone going through tough times the message is they will overcome)

Secondly it signifies devotion, not necessarily romantically linked to the giver.

Thirdly it is a flower of great hope cheering the recipient on to go and follow their dreams.(suitable for someone starting a new chapter of their life.)

Cooking apples sharp but sweet.
A neighbour down the street took some from the bucket left outside for everyone and brought back a pie. It had blackberries from down the lane and our apples.
Delicious! A big thank you.

“It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man.”

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862 American naturalist, poet, philosopher)

“The world would be a different place if Adam was allergic to apples .” 🀣🀣🀣

Marin Darmankow A graphic artist.

“Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why?”

Bernard Baruch (1870 – 1965 an American financier and statesman , amassed a fortune on the New York Stock Exchange, impressed Woodrow Wilson and managed economic mobility in World War 1.)

I hope we all enjoy autumn and the hope and joy of finding at least three things to be grateful for . (Apples and flowers and…. ???.)


12 thoughts on “Alstromeria with wind fall apples.

  1. “The world would be a different place if Adam was allergic to apples – this one goes for me and ALL the fruits in the open:)


    1. Yes, Inca lily is another name. Did you see them when travelling through South America? They thrive in the cool mountains. I don’t think I saw them in Columbia. Also known as Saint Martin’s Lily. Thank you for taking an interest in my post.πŸ€—


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