Saturday, March 08, 2014

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The Lady Slipper, a flower i find very interesting. (image from Wikipedia)

Legend Of The Lady Slipper Flower

...Oblivious to the cold, almost indifferent to the snow crusts, and anxious only to get medicines for her husband and the people of her village Koo-Koo-Lee's wife ran swiftly over the drifts...
read the complete legend here


Featuring today three female haiku poets of Japan

Just for today
using men
for rice-planting
--Chiyo-ni (1701-1775)

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yume no ato oute hare nari sawayaka ni

chasing remnants
of a dream--the sky clears
and becomes crisp
--Abe Midorijo (1886-1980)

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chapped hands
and no rice — I weep
with a monkey's face
--Ishibashi Hideno (1909-1947)


International Women's Day 2014; this year's theme: INSPIRING CHANGE; wishing an exceptionally lovely day to all women visitors to Lunch Break


Sending Greetings This International Women's Day

I am blog hopping today at



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22 Comments:

Blogger Lorraine Renaud said...

Oh Gillena this took my breath away how absolutely lovey, ephemereal ,still, withstands the strenght of what should bend her and never does, I love this

9:55 AM  
Blogger Karen S. said...

You have spoken the truth about why the Lady Slipper is our state flower in Minnesota!

10:25 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Lorraine, happy you stopped by

much love...

10:31 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

happy you stopped by Karen

much love...

10:32 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

I love flowers...and the Lady Slipper is lovely!

11:04 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

happy you stopped by Linda

much love...

1:38 PM  
Blogger restlessjo said...

I like a good story, Gillena, and if there's a nice flower to go with... even better. :)

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Susan @ Reading World said...

So pretty! It's fun to get stories behind flowers to make you stop and think about what you're seeing!

1:43 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

happy you dropped in Jo

much love...

3:49 PM  
Blogger retired not tired said...

Respecting women will be a change we should all work for.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

happy you dropped by Susan

much love...

3:50 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Surely RNT

much love...

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Mary said...

A beautiful blossom! Great shot!

12:53 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Mary thanks for dropping in, yes it is a nice shot, its from Wikipedia


much love...

2:22 AM  
Blogger Sumana Roy said...

such a beauty..love the legend Gillena.....

10:02 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

I enjoyed these shares. I would love to see a poem of your own as well!

12:19 PM  
Blogger Loredana Donovan said...

Lovely shares and such a beautiful flower :)

1:35 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Sumana, happy you dropped in

much love...

1:42 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Okay Susan, i really should have included one; happy you dropped in

much love...

1:44 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Loredana, happy you dropped in

much love...

1:45 PM  
Anonymous irene said...

Lovely photo and story of the Lady Slipper. Thank you for sharing.

4:26 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Irene

much love...

8:57 AM  

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