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I’ve Learned That…


As I was reading a post and made a comment, I started the line with “No Matter What” and the song by BoyZone immediately came into my head.

So, as you lovely souls are aware that I would always make a sudden post whenever a song comes into my head and together with Maya Angelou‘s very enlightening words, I would love to share this beautiful song with you all:

I’VE LEARNED THAT…

No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

I’VE LEARNED THAT…

You can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things:

a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

I’VE LEARNED THAT…

Regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.

I’VE LEARNED THAT…

Making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.”

I’VE LEARNED THAT…

Life sometimes gives you a second chance.

I’VE LEARNED THAT…

You shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands;

you need to be able to throw something back.

I’VE LEARNED THAT…

Whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.

I’VE LEARNED THAT…

Even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.

I’VE LEARNED THAT…

Every day you should reach out and touch someone.

I’VE LEARNED THAT…

People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

I’VE LEARNED THAT…

I still have a lot to learn.

I’VE LEARNED THAT…

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,

but people will never forget how you made them feel.

~ Maya Angelou

No Matter What Happens

Do have a Fabulous Friday

And

A Wonderful Weekend ahead

Till Then,

Cheers & TTFN ~ :D

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Choose Your Reviewer Wisely…


Originally posted on Clouds N Cups, Be With Us:

KJ @ CNC 1

Mr. Kerby’s sweet, sweet owner has bought me this cute stuff toy puppy, which I’ve named him Kerby Junior, from Thailand.

Let’s see what are his opinions on the custom made bracelet and necklace set that I’ve been struggling for the past two months:

KJ @ CNC 2

A man must be

Big enough to admit his mistakes

Smart enough to profit from them

And strong enough to correct them

~ John C. Maxwell

KJ @ CNC 3

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.

The process never ends until we die.

And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.

~ Eleanor Roosevelt 

Okay, okay…okay…the choice of reviewer I’ve made for this is ultimately my own responsibility. Nevertheless, let us see what conclusion K.J has for us.

KJ @ CNC 4

Hmm…that’s really not THE conclusion I am looking for…. :(

I WANT MR. KERBY BACK!!!!!!!!!!!

I think and think for months and years.

Ninety-nine times, the…

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Featured Loves – April 2014


Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.

~ Edward Abbey

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GRRRRrrrrrRRRR!!!!

Without any further adieu, 

Let’s us all venture into the wilderness with

Clouds N Cups

APRIL’S  FEATURED LOVES

The prices for the following items will be reduced from

14th April till 14th May 2014

You can always enter “CNCSHARE” before checking out in order to enjoy a further 15% discount off all normal priced items (including those featured ones).

FOR YOUR FINGERS

FOR YOUR NECK

FOR YOUR WRISTS

Do drop by our humble little shop should any of the above products are already in your wish list.

Happy Shopping!!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~  :D

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Your Happy List – Part 2


“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sharing is such a wonderful thing and I would like to thank Rachel and Heta Gala for sharing this very nice and happy song via their sweet comments so that we are able to share with you lovely souls out there on this beautiful Friday!

Because I am happy

Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof

Because I’m happy

Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth

Because I’m happy

Clap along if you know what happiness is to you

Because I’m happy

Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

(Chorus from the song “Happy”)

Are you ready to clap along since the following lovely souls are about to share their happiness with us!

Happy List 6 - Bacon

<3 A big thank you to Bacon for sharing their happiness with us!  <3

Happy List 7 - Queenofhearts58

<3 A big thank you to Queenofhearts58 for sharing her happiness with us!  <3

Happy List 8 - YellowCable

<3 A big thank you to YellowCable for sharing his/her happiness with us!  <3

Happy List 9 - Rachel

<3 A big thank you to Rachel  for sharing her happiness with us!  <3

Happy List 10 - Heta

<3 A big thank you to Heta Gala  for sharing her happiness with us!  <3

Quick Update:

I’ve been very slow with my product listings lately because I was in fact, struggling with one custom-made necklace and bracelet set and have been beading and dismantling them for the past 1 or 2 months.

However, I am happy today because I’ve finally managed to complete it (with satisfaction) during this morning and will be delivering them to my sweet customer either tonight or tomorrow morning just in time for her to attend a wedding dinner.

Be assured that there will be a few product listings in April and guess what? There will be one “Featured Loves” promotion in April and it will be up very soon!

I still have a custom-made charm bracelet request pending from another lovely soul and since I am still experimenting around with the designs and materials. If this lovely soul is now reading this post, your kind patience and understanding is much appreciated.

Last but not least, I am happy to receive happiness shared by all you lovely souls out there and hopefully I am able to post part 3, part 4 and more of your happiness shared in the days ahead.

WHAT’S ON YOUR HAPPY LIST?

Care to share with us so that we can be happy with you lovely souls out there as well?

Till then,

Have a happy Friday and wonderful weekend coming ahead, always!

Cheers & TTFN~  :D

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Your Happy List – Part 1


Be happy.

It’s one way of being wise.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Happy List 1 - Pure Glory

<3 A big thank you to Pure Glory for sharing his happiness with us! <3

Happy List 2 - Cathie2014

<3 A big thank you to Cathie2014 for sharing her happiness with us! <3

Happy List 3 - awax1217

<3 A big thank you to Awax1217 for sharing his happiness with us! <3

Happy List 4 - Maggie Thom

<3 A big thank you to Maggie Thom for sharing her happiness with us! <3

Happy List 5 - Yvonne

<3 Awww….Yvonne is such a sweet sweet soul!!!!! <3

 Muahk~ Muahk~ Muahk~ 

 

:D I am clapping my hands and stomping my feet really really really hard!! :D

I am really happy right now and I do hope I can be a little wiser at the same time…hehe…

WHAT’S ON YOUR HAPPY LIST?

Care to share with us so that we can be happy with you lovely souls out there as well?

Till then,

Happy Sharing!!

Cheers & TTFN~ :D

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If You’re Happy And You Know It, Share With Us!


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WHAT’S ON YOUR HAPPY LIST?

Care to share with us so that we can be happy with you lovely souls out there as well?

Have a happy Monday!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ :D

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It’s All About Staying Focus…


Originally posted on Clouds N Cups, Be With Us:

Why Am I Here 1

Mr. Kerby is back to stay with us for 1 week because apparently his owner is already well enough to take a short vacation with her daughter and so Kerby will have his vacation with us for 1 entire week…ヽ(´▽`)/ YAY ヽ(´▽`)/

Why Am I Here 2

Courage means to keep working a relationship,

to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems,

and to stay focused during stressful periods.

~ Denis Waitley

Why Am I Here 3

Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals.
~ LL Cool J

Why Am I Here 4

I always want to stay focused on who I am, even as I’m discovering who I am.
~ Alicia Keys

Why Am I Here 5

Have fun reading this post and do remember to stay focus!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN ~ :D

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Always A Day Away~


Past,Future,Present - 7-12-2012

One fine day, a lady was inside a mall doing her Christmas shopping. Her eyes immediately brightened up when she noticed a poster outside one of her favourite shops:

” ENJOY A DISCOUNT OF 99%  ON ALL ITEMS, STARTING FROM TOMORROW!!”

The next day, she happily skipped into the shop and started putting things into her cart without even looking at the price tags, why bother?

Her eyes almost popped out when the cashier informed her the final amount to be paid.

“Why is it still so expensive? You didn’t even apply the discount.”

The lady glared at the young cashier.

“Please…read…the…poster…aloud…”

The cashier requested in a stammering tone and so, the lady started reading it out loud.

” ENJOY A DISCOUNT OF 99%  ON ALL ITEMS, STARTING FROM TOMORROW…”

The moral of this story:

TODAY is a present but you can always enjoy a good discount during TOMORROWs!!

May this short and hopefully laughable story prepare you for a great day ahead!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ :D

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Do You Have A Question?


This morning, I was browsing through the TV programs and stopped at a channel featuring a Korean horror movie:

A man received a call from a man telling him that his wife was actually having an affair behind his back. He thought it was only a prank call.

Then, when his mother asked him who was the man she saw talking to his wife at the road side during the other day and she was very sure that the lady was her daughter-in-law.

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And the owl keeps going: “Who? Who? Who?”

The man ended up killing his wife, got out of the prison and tried to locate the man who made the prank call but ended up being ridiculed by the mystery caller and still  failed to receive the answer he was looking for  – was his wife really having an affair?

He was already a regretful and confused old man when the two main characters managed to locate him and this was his conclusion:

“Thinking about too many questions without answers, it will become a curse.”

Questions - 22-1-2013It wouldn’t be a curse if only he would have asked his wife in the first place.

His conclusion has somehow reminded me of a song which I’ve learnt many many many many years ago (when the first digit of my age began with a number ’1′) — a song with interesting questions and wise answers.

Love Can Burn - 22-1-2013

Lyrics taken from Tumbalalaika (English Version)

The version I’ve learnt, apparently is an English version and a shorter one, the lyrics are as follow:

Maiden, Maiden Tell Me True

What Can Grow Without The Dew

What Can Burn For Years And Years

What Can Cry And Shed No Tears

Tum-bala, Tum-bala, Tum-bala Laika x 2

Tum-bala Laika x 4

Foolish Lad, I’ll Tell You True

A Stone Can Grow Without A Dew

Love Can Burn For Years And Years

A Heart Can Cry And Shed No Tears

Tumbalalaika is a Russian Jewish folk and love song in the Yiddish language. Tuml is the Yiddish word for noise and a balalaika is a stringed musical instrument of Russian origin.  (Wikipedia)

A Balalaika (Taken From Wikipedia)

This love story is about a smart young lad who wants to get married and he wants to choose a smart girl to be his bride as well. So, he stays up late at night, inventing riddles to test his bride.

Here’s a video of the song in its original language:

As a matter of fact, there are more riddles that weren’t sung out in the video and here are the missing riddles:

What is higher than a house?

What is swifter than a mouse?

What is deeper than a well?

What is bitter, more bitter than gall?

***

A chimney is higher than a house

A cat is swifter than a mouse

The Torah is deeper than a well

Death is bitter, more bitter than gall

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” ~ Voltaire

Have fun reading this post!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~

;)

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Let The Roses Rise (Part 2)


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As I don’t have any more rose design accessory at hand, I’ve upload the design ‘Rustic Petals’  instead. Before I continue with the next six months for the birthday flowers, I shall share with you some information concerning petals.

Flowers have long been a symbol of femininity and women. Flower petals can be used for this effect and they can show the beauty and innocence of youth, and the fleetingness of it.

These are the types of themes that flower petals can be used to emphasize:

  • The coming of spring.
  • Watching young girls fully bloom into womanhood.
  • A newly found love or romance.
  • A maturation of love.
  • Trying to capture such an event as it happens.

Lastly they can also show a loss of innocence for a girl.  This can be done through the flowers being broken or crushed, or by having broken flowers in the background after an event for the girl.

Rose petals are associated with the birth of the Indian goddess Lakshmi, claimed to be the most beautiful woman in India. She was supposedly born from 108 large and 1,008 small rose petals.

The number of petals on a rose have come to symbolize different things:

  • The wild rose has five petals, signifying the wounds of Christ.
  • A rose with seven petals signifies seven directions of space, seven degrees of perfection, and seven planets (when it was believed there were seven planets in the solar system).
  • A rose with eight petals is a message of rebirth and renewal.

Read more at:

http://www.three-musketeers.net/mike/flowers.html

http://www.ehow.com/about_6610717_symbolism-rose-petals.html

http://rosefarm.typepad.com/blog/2011/07/more-rose-number-symbolism-1.html

Without further adieu, here are the roses/item related for the next six months:

Crown of Roses (5th July)

The word Rosary means ‘Crown of Roses’ that is to say that every time people pray the Rosary devoutly they place a crown of 153 red roses and 16 white roses upon the heads of Jesus and Mary. Being heavenly flowers these roses will never fade or lose their exquisite beauty.

There are differing views on the history of the rosary.  According to tradition, the concept of the rosary was given to Saint Dominic in an apparition by the Virgin Mary in the year 1214 in the church of Prouille.

In the 15th century it was promoted by Alanus de Rupe (aka Alain de la Roche or Saint Alan of the Rock), a learned Dominican priest and theologian, who established the “15 rosary promises” and started many rosary confraternities.

However, most scholarly research suggests a more gradual and organic development of the rosary. From the 16th to the early 20th century, the structure of the rosary remained essentially unchanged.

Read more at:

 http://eternalcrownofroses.blogspot.sg/ 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosary

White Rose Bud (6th July), Red Rose Bud (7th July)

A rose bud is the bud of a rose (seriously…why do I want to type this out?) and literary a pretty young woman.

Rose petals and rosebud pieces are most commonly harvested while they are still buds in an adolescent growth stage. This preserves full flavor during the processing of the plant. Rosebud and rose petal tea has been used as a part of Chinese medicine for more than 4,000 years.

Read more at www.livestrong.com

White Rose (8th July)

White roses are the ultimate symbol of purity and innocence. There are plenty of myths and legends behind the white rose.

As one myth has it, the first rose on Earth was a white rose, and it miraculously transformed to other hues. The pure white rose was said to have been tainted by blood, making it red; and it was also made to blush from a kiss, making it pink.

Another myth came from the Ancient Greeks. It was said that roses were originally white until one day Aphrodite the Goddess of Love and Beauty pricked herself with the thorns of a rose. The blood that dripped from her finger turned the white roses red.

These myths indicate the loss of innocence, which is the absolute opposite of what the white rose symbolizes – innocence and purity.

Read more at Significance of  White Roses

Rosea Canina (9th July)

Rosa canina (commonly known as the dog rose) is a variable climbing wild rose species native to Europe, northwest Africa and western Asia.

The plant is high in certain antioxidants. The fruit is noted for its high vitamin C level and is used to make syrup, tea and marmalade. It has been grown or encouraged in the wild for the production of vitamin C, from its fruit (often as rose-hip syrup), especially during conditions of scarcity or during wartime.

The botanic name is derived from the common names ‘dog rose’ or similar in several European languages. It is sometimes considered that the word ‘dog’ has a disparaging meaning in this context, indicating ‘worthless’.

However it also known that it was used in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to treat the bite of rabid dogs, hence the name “dog rose” may result from this.

Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_canina

Burgundy rose (1st August)

The symbolic meaning of a burgundy rose is ‘unconscious beauty’.

The best answer selected in the answers.yahoo.com pertaining to the meaning of unconscious beauty –  beauty that is unrecognised by his/her owner,  it can also mean that sometimes you won’t recognize the beauty at first glance but you have to look a little deeper for it.

What should I do when there isn’t much information on the topic? I share a poem…hehehe…so here’s a poem ‘Unconscious Came a Beauty’ by May Swenson:

      Unconscious came a beauty

to my wrist and stopped my pencil

 merged its shadow profile with my hand’s ghost on the page

Red Spotted Purple or else Mourning Cloak

paired thin-as-paper wings, near black

were edged on the seam side poppy orange

  as were its spots

I sat arrested

for its soot-haired body’s worm shone in the sun

 It bent its tongue long as a leg

 black on my skin

and clung without my feeling

while its tomb-stained

duplicate parts of a window opened

And then I moved

Are you able to guess what insect is she describing? Do take a look at this page and let me know.

Damask Rose (2nd August)

The Damascus rose (Damask Rose), or sometimes as the Rose of Castile, is a rose hybrid, derived from Rosa gallica and Rosa moschata. Of the old European roses, the Damask is one of the most enchanting, the family of foliage and fragrance.

This family, with origins going back to pre-christian times probably originated in Persia, and was brought to Europe by the crusaders. By the 14th century the Damask rose had arrived in France, where it would have received considerable attention.

For centuries, the Damascus rose (Rosa damascena) has been considered a symbol of beauty and love. Today, the majority of our rose fragrance still comes from R. Damascena Trigintipetala, the Kazanlik rose. It is still grown extensively in Bulgaria.

You’ll need 3 tonnes of petals (1.2 million blooms) to distill 1kg of attar, the foundation of rose perfume. Worse still, you must harvest it in the short summer flowering season and then only in the early morning before the heat of the sun has diminished the fragrance.

Damascus roses are used in cooking as a flavouring ingredient or spice. Rose water is often sprinkled on many meat dishes, while rose powder is added to sauces. The most popular use, however, is in the flavoring of desserts such as ice cream, jam, Turkish delights, rice pudding, yogurt and etc.

Read more at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_damascena

http://www.netlist.co.nz/gardens/rosegarden/rgjulydamask.htm

Moss Rose (3rd August)

Moss Rose is a flowering plant in the family Portulacaceae, native to Argentina, southern Brazil, and Uruguay.  It is also seen in the South Asia and widely spread in most of the cities with old 18th-19th century architecture in the Balkans.

In Bangladesh, it is referred to as the “Time Flower” because the flower has a specific time to bloom while in Vietnam, it is also known as the “Ten o’clock flower”, because the flower is usually in full bloom at 10 o’clock in the morning.

Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moss-rose_Purslane

The Moss Rose is also a multi-purpose stadium in Macclesfield, England. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Macclesfield Town F.C.. The stadium holds 6,355 and was built in 1891, which until Macclesfield’s relegation in 2012 made it the second oldest in the Football League.

Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moss_Rose

Hundred-leaved Rose (5th August 2012)

The Hundred-Leaved Rose, also known as the Provence or Cabbage Rose is a complex hybrid rose developed by  Dutch rose breeders in the period between the 17th century and the 19th century, possibly earlier.

The flowers are round and globular, with numerous thin overlapping petals that are highly scented; they are usually pink, less often white to dark red-purple.

It is widely cultivated for its singular fragrance—clear and sweet, with light notes of honey. The flowers are commercially harvested for the production of rose oil, which is commonly used in perfumery.

Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_%C3%97_centifolia

Mundi Rose (12th September)

Rosa Mundi (Mundi Rose) was first described in 1583, and according to ‘The Garden Book’ of Sir Thomas Hanmer (published in Eng­land in 1659) it was originally found in Norfolk ‘..upon a branch of the common red rose…’ .

However there is an earlier legend which states that the ‘Rosa Mundi’ was named after Rosa­mund Clifford (also known as “The Rose of the World), a long-time mistress of King Henry II who reigned as England’s monarch from 1154 to 1189.

A large specimen of ‘Rosa Mundi’ is still a stunning sight in the height of summer and its semi-double flowers are among the largest of all the old fashioned roses.

It is the oldest of the all striped varieties grown today, and because of it natural disease resistance it has lasted well through the centuries.

Read more: http://gardenofeaden.blogspot.com/2009/04/historic-roses-rosa-mundi.html#ixzz26GHMftaY

Red Rose (13th September)

The primary significance of a red rose is love and romance; it not only carries more meaning than many other color roses, it is also one of the most universal of all symbols.

They have appeared throughout history and across many cultures as political and religious symbols. The mystique of the red rose has been a source of immeasurable inspiration for many throughout the ages.

The modern red rose we are now familiar with was introduced to Europe from China in the 1800′s. The color red itself evolved from an early primal symbol for life into a metaphor for deep emotion.

In Greek and Roman mythology the red rose was closely tied to the goddess of love. Many early cultures used red roses to decorate marriage ceremonies and they were often a part of traditional wedding attire. Through this practice, the red rose became known as a symbol for love and fidelity.

Red roses continue to be the most popular way to say “I love you” to someone special. The rich heritage of the red rose has culminated in its modern day image as the lover’s rose. They are the definitive symbol for romantic sentiments, representing true love, stronger than thorns.

Read more at http://www.proflowers.com/flowerguide/rosemeanings/redrose-meanings.aspx

China Rose (14th September)

The China Rose is an evergreen flowering shrubnative to East Asia. It is widely grown as an ornamental plant throughout the tropics and subtropics. The flowers are large, generally red in the original varieties, and firm, but generally lack any scent.

Despite their size and red hues attractive to nectar-feeding birds, they are not visited regularly by hummingbirds when grown in the Neotropics.

The flowers themselves are edible and are used in salads in the Pacific Islands. The flowers are used to shine shoes in parts of India.

It is also a pH indicator.China rose indicator turns acidic solutions to magenta/dark pink and basic solutions to green. It is also used for the worship of Devi and especially the red variety takes an important part in tantra.

Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Hibiscus

Austrian Rose (19th September)

I cannot find any information about Austrian Rose, but one Austrian Copper Rose. Hmm…not sure if it is the same flower but here are some information on this flower.

Austrian copper rose (Rosa Foetida) is a species of rose, native to the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia.

The rose is named for its smell–foetida is Latin for “having a bad smell” which is reminiscent of boiled linseed oil, a smell which some find objectionable

Since there were no yellow roses native to Europe, its introduction from Persia was an important addition to the cultivation of roses, and R. foetida is now an important contributor to the stock of cultivated roses.

Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_foetida

Rose Campion (20th September)

Rose Campion is a stunning combination of magenta blooms with a soft silverish foliage. It is considered a short-lived perennial that will grow well in Zones 3 to 9 in a sunny or lightly shaded location.

It’s been cultivated since the 1300′s, possibly earlier. In Catholic literature it is referred to as “Our Lady’s Rose”, possibly because of the heart shaped petals.

Rose Campion can be used as a cut flower if you harvest the stems when just one or two of the flowers are open. They will last about a week in a vase.

Read more at http://oldfashionedliving.com/campion.html

Rose Acacia (15th October)

Rose Acacia is a plant many people are unfamiliar with and are asking what it is.  Other common names for Rose Acacia include hairy or bristly locust. This is because the stems are covered with soft bristles. It can set multiple clusters of flowers on each stem resulting in an extended bloom time.

The flowers are pink, produced on short racemes of 3-12 together in the spring; each flower is 20–25 mm (about 1 inch) across. It is an easy to grow plant because of its tolerance to poor soil and drought. Often it is seen growing on old farmsteads or along the roadside.

The plant habit is somewhat open and airy because of coarse stems and its compound leaves. Young shoots can easily be pulled if one is persistent, but if cultivated it is best to place it in a confined area or area where it can be permitted to spread.

Read more at http://blog.lib.umn.edu/efans/ygnews/2009/07/rose_acacia_-_a_shrub_with_sho.html

Guelder Rose (29th October)

Guelder Rose is a species of Viburnum, native to Europe and Asia. The name Guelder comes from Gueldersland, a Dutch province, where the tree was first cultivated.

It was introduced into England under the name of ‘Gueldres Rose.’ The garden variety, Viburnum sterile, with snowball flowers, does not produce the showy fruit of the wild species.

The leaves are superficially similar to the leaves of some maples, most easily distinguished by their somewhat wrinkled surface with impressed leaf venation.

The berries have anti-scorbutic properties. They turn black in drying and have been used for making ink. It can be edible in small quantities, with a very acidic taste; it can be used to make jelly. It is however very mildly toxic, and may cause vomiting or diarrhea if eaten in large amounts

The wood, like that of the Spindle Tree and Dogwood, is used for making skewers.

Read more at

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viburnum_opulus

http://botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/g/gueros44.html

Daily Rose (4th December)

Aww…this is a difficult one. :(

Been searching around and all I’ve found is a blog with this name and an album with this name in year 2004 by Stefanie Schlesinger.

I was not able to find the song clip for ‘Daily Rose’ in YouTube. The second song in this album is ‘My Funny Valentine’, which is not available in YouTube as well.

Since rose is closely related to valentine, I’ve decided  to share a piano piece having the same name with you all:

Hope you will enjoy this piece as much as I do. :D

Lancaster’s Red Rose (5th December)

The final rose of the year

Lancaster’s Red Rose (also known as Old Red Damask and Rose of Provins) was introduced officially in Europe during the XIII century, brought from Persia; but was probably in Europe before that, since it shows up in ancient Roman frescoes.

The rose grew wild throughout Central Asia and can be found nowadays in the wild around Morocco, Andalusia, the Middle East and the Caucasus. These roses are shrubs and are also included on what is referred as old garden roses (OGR), Heritage or Antiques.

The Red Rose was the symbol of Lancastrian supporters who opposed the rival House of York, whose symbol was the White Rose of York. Both houses were branches of the Plantagenet royal house, tracing their descent from King Edward III (1312 – 1377).

The rivalry between the factions identified by the White Rose of York and the Red Rose of Lancaster started in 1399 when King Richard II (1377-1399) was overthrown by his cousin, Henry Bolingbroke, the Duke of Lancaster.

From the nineteenth century the red rose was part of the badge of a number of units of the British Army recruiting in the county. The rose was also appreciated for its medical value and was utilized in countless medical remedies.

Read more at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Rose_of_Lancaster

http://www.the-tudors.org.uk/red-rose-lancaster.htm

Roses are red

Violets are blue

Sugar is sweet and so are you 

May all sweet and lovely souls out there enjoy reading these lovely and rosy information.

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ :D

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