December 15, 2012

Poinsettia

Native to Mexico, it is a folk-lore from that country that ties the poinsettia to Christmas.  In a story that reminds me a lot of The Little Drummer Boy, Mexican legend tells us about a poor girl who could only offer weeds as a gift to Jesus on Christmas Eve.  When she picked the weeds on her way to church and placed them at the altar, they blossomed into the beautiful, red plants we know as poinsettias.  In Mexico, poinsettias are called Flores de Noche Buena, or just nochebuena, which is Spanish for flowers of the holy night.

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  1. So pretty… I love how you framed it.

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    • Thanks, Sofia! I wish the leaves were a little crisper and I saw another photoblogger use a cool perspective I want to try so there may be more poinsettia pics before the month ends! 🙂

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  2. That is a perfect angle! i love how you took this picture 😀

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