Marjorie Mcneely Conservatory – Como Park – Poinsettia Christmas, a photo by !!WaynePhotoGuy on Flickr.
Today I was able to sneak away in middle of all this Christmas busy-ness for a little photo outing with friends. We went to the ever popular Marjorie Mcneely Conservatory at Como Park in St Paul, MN.
Low and behold while we were there I discovered that they were having the big poinsettia Christmas display at the main sunken garden section of the park. I was so happy because I have been struggling with my “Real Meaning of Christmas” in pictures project. You say how does this help you with that project? Well Poinsettias are indeed connected with Christmas
So what does a poinsettia have to do with Christmas? One interpretation of the plant is as a symbol of the Star of Bethlehem, the heavenly body that led the three magi, or wise men, to the place where Christ was born. A Mexican legend tells of a girl who could only offer weeds as a gift to Jesus on Christmas Eve. When she brought the weeds into a church, they blossomed into the beautiful red plants we know as poinsettias, known as Flores de Noche Buena in Mexico (Spanish for “flowers of the holy night”).
Hew.. so I had a ton of fun with friends, I captured some pictures that my wife would love and I moved forward on “The Real Meaning of Christmas” in pictures project. See ya next time.
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