Susan was amazed to find a passion flower in our garden.
I was amazed, too, when I spotted the blossoms, after I replaced the plants from their winter quaters.
I was also amazed, when I read in wikipedia about this unique plant.
Many cultures gave it different meanings. I will quote it underneath the results of TiPS17...
And finally I was amazed about your creative entries for TiPS17.
There are only a view entries, so I decided to give everyone a heart.
Everyone deserves one!!!
So my hearts in no particular order go to:
Trevastar for his " Peripheral Guards"
Kagnars for a lot of pomegranate
WWombat for her stacked Wombat
Tigger101 Blipping first!
admirer for her tiny artists
dfb24 for her toddler playing with drops
Paladian for her new adventure of Minny Blipper
The current tag from Monday 7th May until Sunday 13th May is TiPS18.
From Monday 14th May until Sunday 20th May the tag will be TiPS19.
The challenge is open for adventures of all sorts of tiny figures.
And, as promised, a quote from Wikipedia about the passion flower:
The "Passion" in "passion flower" refers to the passion of Jesus in Christian theology. In the 15th and 16th centuries, Spanish Christian missionaries adopted the unique physical structures of this plant, particularly the numbers of its various flower parts, as symbols of the last days of Jesus and especially his crucifixion:
The pointed tips of the leaves were taken to represent the Holy Lance.
The tendrils represent the whips used in the flagellation of Christ.
The ten petals and sepals represent the ten faithful apostles (excluding St. Peter the denier and Judas Iscariot the betrayer).
The flower's radial filaments, which can number more than a hundred and vary from flower to flower, represent the crown of thorns.
The chalice-shaped ovary with its receptacle represents a hammer or the Holy Grail.
The 3 stigmas represent the 3 nails and the 5 anthers below them the 5 wounds (four by the nails and one by the lance).
The blue and white colors of many species' flowers represent Heaven and Purity.
Outside the Roman Catholic heartland, the regularly shaped flowers have reminded people of the face of a clock. In Israel they are known as "clock-flower" (שעונית) and in Greece as "clock plant" (ρολογιά); in Japan too, they are known as tokeisō (時計草, "clock plant"). In Hawaiian, they are called lilikoʻi; lī is a string used for tying fabric together, such as a shoelace, and liko means "to spring forth leaves"
In India, blue passionflowers are called Krishnakamala in Karnataka and Maharashtra, while in Uttar Pradesh and generally north it is colloquially called "Paanch Paandav" (referring to the five Pandavas in the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata). The five anthers are interpreted as the five Pandavas, the divine Krishna is at the centre, and the radial filaments are opposing hundred. The colour blue is moreover associated with Krishna as the colour of his aura.
In northern Peru and Bolivia, the banana passionfruits are known as tumbos. This is one possible source of the name of the Tumbes region of Peru.
In Turkey, the shape of the flowers have reminded people of Rota Fortunae, thus it called Çarkıfelek.