Monday, December 5, 2011

Pink Camellia Japonica

Camellia flowers are still in bloom and much to my surprise ants and a bee came by as I was taking pictures of the flowers today! The petals of the flowers are soft and powdery pink, they are gorgeous. These flowers have several meanings in the language of flowers; white represent perfection, pink represent pining or longing, red, passion or fire of the Heart. These flowers are also represent admiration and gratitude.

In China, the Camellia flower petals are symbolic of a woman and the calyx is symbolic of the protector of the petals or of a man. It is also a symbol of young love and deep devotion between a couple.  This quote appeared as I was writing the entry about the energetics of Camellias,  unfortunately I do not know where it came from but it is beautiful and fitting... 'Repeated acts of kindness are true love. Silent forgiveness is unconditional love.' For some reason, as I was taking the pictures of these very soft but hardy flowers these words really resonated with me.
Camellias are also symbols of good luck when they are given as gifts.
In Japanese culture, this flower is also symbolic of the Samurai as they often have short lives much like the life of a Camellia flower.

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