Sunday, November 12, 2017

Flower (n.) - Photos from The Butchart Gardens


The reproductive portion of a plant. Usually brightly colored and aromatic to attract various insects to spread assist in the plants reproductive process.

History & Etymology

The history of the word flower is traced back to the Proto-Indo-European word bhel- meaning to thrive or bloom. The meaning of the word Hasn’t changed much since then.  It has made it’s way through latin as florem, meaning flower, and as Popular Latin changed overtime into Old French it dropped the -em and became flor, which became the Modern French Fleur. The modern english word comes from the Old French word and became Flower, the word we have today.



The word flower doesn’t have a very interesting history, but they are very pretty to look at. This last summer I visited the Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island Canada, and it was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.  As you can see from the background of this video I’m one of those annoying tourist that takes a picture of everything. One of my favorite subjects for photography is flowers. So please enjoy the slideshow.


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