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Apr 11

Apple Blossom Days

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One of the harbingers of spring, the apple blossom, makes for a delicate sign of warmer days to come.

In Victorian flower language, the beautiful apple blossom means represents a variety of meanings including peace, fertility, sensuality, hope, and good fortune.

In Celtic traditions, the Otherwordly Avalon was also known as the Avallach, the Isle of Apples, ruled by Fairy Queen, Morgan le Fay.  This was believed to be the land of fairies and the dead, where King Arthur was taken to be healed by his sister, Morgan. Like their cousins to the North, the Celts attributed the power of healing and youth, or rebirth, to apples. Apples are one of the magical trees part of the Celtic Ogham tree alphabet, its Ogham name being Quert.


This tartan, by Carol A.L. Martin, was designed  "in keeping with my thoughts of spring ... I started thinking of apple blossoms."