Thursday, July 6, 2017

Love the Carnations (2017)

Canada 150

Red & White: There is always a good time for flowers, notably for special occasions; we got this small bouquet of carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus in Latin) to celebrate Canada Day 150. Carnations are often referred to as “the flowers of the gods.” Red and white carnations connote feelings of deep and pure love. The festivities last all summer; and it’s worth celebrating that we live in Canada, a nation that is built on the liberal values of tolerance, fairness, diversity and accommodation. While so many other nations are turning inward, Canada is looking outward. The twenty-first century might be our century, after all.
Photo Credit: ©2017. Perry J. Greenbaum