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The Language of Flowers - Dai - Mi


By Gillian


Well, here we go with part two!

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Previous post: The Language of Flowers, A - Dah

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Appropriate that today's entry includes mistletoe for love on St Valentine's Day. Good timing and great book :o)
Gillian ~ well done.

14 Feb, 2009


These are lovely. Have you thought about getting them published? I like your Calligraphy too- I also do Calligraphy and Italic handwriting, and it's the perfect partner to your lovely delicate studies of plants.

14 Feb, 2009


Thanks Grenville, they're really just a small fun project. Like I mentioned on the previous blog my father-in-law has been through the whole book publishing thing and even when you are more well known and are writing about a subject far more exciting than my little booklet there are many hassles involved with the whole business which I don't care to deal with. Just a hobby to share with friends and family!

14 Feb, 2009


Hi Gillian, thanks for sharing these with us. They are fasinating. Love Marge.

14 Feb, 2009


Enjoyed this very much...shame about the publishing,as Grenville says...sure would sell !

14 Feb, 2009


Gillian thanks for sharing this with us , it been lovely to be able to see your work , !

14 Feb, 2009


Gillian, well done on part 2. I enjoyed it tremendously. Your drawings are lovely.
Seeing London Pride reminded me that I'm still looking for a plant or two for my garden. Any ideas where I can find some in Canada?

15 Feb, 2009


Very good Gillian.
At first I couldn't make out who Dai was. Sorry - I am daft sometimes.
I enjoyed reading all the meanings.

15 Feb, 2009


Gilli, I haven't seen any here yet, I've been on the llokout for it too!
Sorry Hywel, was Dai a friend of yours!

15 Feb, 2009


If you're in Wales with the name David it usually gets abreviated to Dai. There are lots of Dais here.

15 Feb, 2009


Isn't it often Dai the _ as well because there are so many?
Or is that a popular misconception?

15 Feb, 2009


No that's quite true Gillian. There was Dai the barber. - now gone modern and called ' Hair by David '.
In the village where I grew up there were also Edna the woolshop, Rees the oil, Jim the bottles, Mary the castle etc etc. It's because there are so many with the same name. There are 3 Hywel Davieses in this village, one of them is me.
Sometimes people were given quite rude nicknames - not to be put on GOY though. lol

15 Feb, 2009


Your booklet is a real fascinating, Gillian, and the drawings are delightful. I'm off the the next one now!

16 Feb, 2009


oh dear my favourite flowers foxglove and fuschia don't say much about me do they LOL

19 Feb, 2009

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