Violet photos via Photobucket. Violet info via What’s My Birth Flower?.
Violet is the birth flower for February and there’s many varieties of violets (genus name: Viola): African violets, common blue violets, Australian native violets, dog’s tooth violets, just to name a few. The two most common shades that violets come in are violet (duh) and blue, but they also come in shades of white, cream and mauve.
According to What’s My Birth Flower?, violets symbolize the “love of truth” and the “truth of love”. Another interesting tidbit is, although roses are most commonly associated with Valentine’s Day, it’s actually the violet that’s connected to the Christian priest, St. Valentine. According to legend, “St. Valentine kept encouraging believers with messages of friendship and love”.
Yesterday, my bosses were taking photos of us for the company website, so I went a bit conservative. I decided to leave the choker and bindis at home, but at least I got to wear my flowers. We had to wear a light-colored shirt for the photo, so I grabbed my white, summer dress from storage. My sweetheart (with much love) said that I looked like a lost, milk maid. Personally, I prefer “Amish reject”:
Here’s my very conservative face. I wore Manic Panic’s® lipstick in “Deadly Nightshade”, applied very lightly. I also went gentle on my eyebrows:
Today is the last day of February. Thank goodness! I don’t know about anyone else, but for the shortest month of the year, February seemed long as hell. The weather has been hellacious! So, I’m definitely looking forward to the first day Spring in 19 days!
Love & Shimmies,