Pulmonaria, Italian Arum and a violet plant.

Hope is learnt from what was experienced, endured and then written about in the Scriptures. These are our teachers giving us encouragement. All scripture is given by inspiration of God. Put your hope in His unfailing love.

Romans15:4 2Timothy 3:16 Psalm 147:11
A bowl of leaves.
Chosen for what they have in common.
White on green in various patterns.
All unique.
Herbalists a long time ago called this plant Pulmonaria because it reminded them of a lung.
The leaf has a covering that is rough, hairy and fuzzy.
There is an expression to
“air one’s lungs”.
It means to use profane language.
Then there are some interesting sayings:

“Those trees are your lungs. The earth recycles as your body. The rivers recycle as your circulation. The air is your breath. So what do we call the environment?”

Chopra Deepak

“What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.”

Emil Brunner Swiss theologian.
This plant has various names.
Of course Italian Arum caught my eye first.
Here are two more names:
Cain and Abel,
Lords and ladies.
Dad once brought home xrays of the lungs to show us as children.
I think this leaf looks more like those xrays than the plant named pulmonaria.
It is so smooth as the other is hairy and even has light patches like the xray where Dad pointed our that smoking had caused a patchy problem.

“Breathe in deeply to bring your mind home to your body.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“Trust is as necessary to a happy, healthy relationship as air is to lungs. With it a relationship can survive almost anything. Without it almost nothing.”

www. Happiness In Your Life.com
The wild violet in the vase was growing between the paving.
Its heart shaped leaves and fine roots.
came out with a clump.
It is spring like today with soil soft and the sun out.
The robbin was looking for
worms as I worked.

It ‘s just a little fact but our left lung is smaller than our right lung to make room for our heart.
Roots carrying so many necessary nutrients to the plant.
I will soon put them back in the soil.

Thank you for reading this post. Take time to breathe.

Sandy 🤣

6 thoughts on “Pulmonaria, Italian Arum and a violet plant.

  1. I love this post so much. The different patterns on leaves always fascinate me as does the way roots grow and twist around each other. Thank you for these photos and words.

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