No False Pretenses

“Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you? – Fanny Brice

In the Victorian Era flowers had meanings.  People employed flowers as a method of communication, they had their own language. Flowers were used to communicate feelings and thoughts.  The selection and gifting of flowers were done with the intent of sending a message.

Tonight’s image is a Cockscomb that I photographed when visiting a wildflower garden at the orchard yesterday.  The definition of Cockscomb is affectation, which means a false appearance or assumption of a state, quality, or manner.  I think the quote above is a nice representation of the word affectation.

Cockscomb Representing Affectation

6 thoughts on “No False Pretenses

  1. Fanny Brice’s quote – perfect! Your capture of the Cockscomb flower is stunning – so much furry texture there!! So interesting to learn the symbolic meaning of this bud — and yes – perfect for your chosen quote tonight! Lovely lovely post Robyn ~ Much Love – R

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