Hi everyone. Hope you had a nice weekend. And a nice Mothering Sunday/ Mother's Day for you ladies in the UK. Also I hope maybe you had pie on pi day. I had a piece of take out pie on Saturday when we got take out for dinner from a restaurant that has the best desserts. I guess I should have waited until Sunday to enjoy my slice. Smile.
March has so many interesting days in it. March 4th- the only day of the year that sounds like a spoken command (at least in English), pi day, spring ahead with your clocks (at least in the US), British Mother's Day, St. Patrick's Day, the first day of spring (or fall if you live south of the equator), the Ides of March, as well as sometimes even Passover and Easter. This year the Hindu holiday of Holi also falls in March. And here I thought March was just a slow month watching the snow melt.
Monday, March 15, is the ides of March. I looked up ides because I knew it had a Julius Caesar reference (thanks Shakespeare), but wasn't exactly sure why the 15th was the Ides of March. I discovered it really means the first full moon of any given month. This usually occurs between the 13-15th of March, at least according to the History.com website. Not so very sinister as the Bard implied, but I guess for Caesar it was since he was murdered on this day.
My actual digital photo of the spot Caesar was murdered has disappeared into the ether someplace. I will find it one day. This photo is a re-post from my blog in 2007. IGNORE the printing on the photo about visiting Rome last April. That surely didn't happen with covid going on. I published this photo back in 2007, and it was from something I needed it for in 2006. Our trip to Italy was in 2005.
And even in 2005, I was amazed there were still flowers being placed for the fallen Roman leader.
All that chatter leads up to my journal page from my Secret Garden book. I used this hand drawn, colored and fussy cut tulip on my page. This makes it fit into Sheila's single flower challenge at Art Journal Journey.
The scenic route for this vintage lady must be a giant field of blooming tulips. Some of you may have them blooming or popping up out of the ground; maybe it is just a tad too early for them other places. A trip to see fields of blooming tulips or fields of blooming lavender is on my very very long travel wish list. (I check off 2 or 3 places and then I add another 10. Yikes!)
I have no idea where the old photo came from, but I liked it. I think it works well on my page. The TH quotes also help tell the story. I like to think this independent lady has fields of blooming tulips and fields of purple lavender on her travel bucket list too.
Hope everyone has a great start to the new week. And thanks for visiting too.