Daisy and Sweet Pea photos via Photobucket. Daisy info via ProFlowers®.
Here we are on the second day of May, and I’m just now posting April’s birth flower, the Daisy [genus: Bellis]. Better late than never. I also didn’t feel like doing my face yesterday, as you can see. Not too exciting, but I’m not afraid of showing my minimally made face. It would be silly to “force” myself into wearing makeup.
On to the daisy, a flower that reminds me of innocence and for some reason, hippies. I suppose it’s because in a lot of the pictures I see of hippies from the 1960s, many of them are wearing daisies in their hair. It makes sense – daisies can be found all over the world.
Daisies do symbolize innocence, so it’s no wonder it reminds me of that. They also symbolize simplicity and joy. “Daisies are close cousins to sunflowers” and the “three most popular varieties are the Shasta daisy, African daisy and gerbera daisy”. Out of these three varieties, the gerbera daisy is the most popular. Other varieties include the English daisy and the desert daisy.
Some sources list the Sweet Pea [genus: Lathyrus] as April’s second birth flower. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the sweet pea signifies “blissful pleasure, but [can also be used] to say goodbye”.
Here is my minimally made face from yesterday. All I wore was foundation, blush, and mascara. The daisy flower clip is of a gerbera daisy, with a rhinestone center:
Here’s what I wore. Minimal jewelry (rings) and all black. I bought the long cardigan from Amazon. Everything else is from Ebay:
It’s been a little while since my last post, but I’m getting back on schedule. I decided to take a short break after performing last Saturday, in the annual Under A Desert Moon belly dance show. Stay tuned for more posts, including my performance.
Love & Shimmies,