Monday, May 23, 2011
Last evening I went for a small walk because my tummy has been upset for the past few days. The air smelled so fresh and clean (for L.A. air), so I decided to take a little of it in before it got dark.
My neighbors have a big beautiful bush, with all these little teensy weensy flowers on it. I've always admired these little buds, so last night, I decided to pluck a stem off for myself. I took a big whiff, and it smelled so good! Then I smelled my fingertips, and realized that the stem had made my fingers smell exactly like my lemon verbena lotion that I have at home. I couldn't believe how aromatic this little stem was, and how delicious the smell! It immediately lifted my mood and made my tummy feel better!
I came home to look up what a verbena plant looks like, and lo and behold, it's a verbena plant! Reading more about it, I learned that it was believed to have magical healing qualities to it.
Then I read that it is the birthday flower for July 29th. Birthday flower?? I never knew there was such a thing! How cool! My birthday flower is the Anemone.
What's your birthday flower?