Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Victorian Thoughts from the Cemetery ; December 17

A little more floriology today. 
Here is the passionflower, of which there are many examples rambling across the cemetery.
Captured in close-up, the three stigmas are clearly visible.
These represent the nails on the cross used during the passion of Christ.
The corona of the flower is his crown of thorns worn on his crucifixion.
Other parts of the flower represent his wounds, and the ten apostles who believed in Jesus.
Judas and Peter are excluded.
So here is the passionflower or known by another name, the flower of the five wounds.

  Friends of Tunbridge Wells Cemetery at Hawkenbury link Here

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