One Word Photo Challenge: Indigo

Not being an arty creative person, I simply walked around the garden this morning, checking to see if I can find anything Indigo. I’m taking my chances that these are the right color.

Eggplant bloom

Eggplant bloom

Last few flowers of the Jicama vine

Last few flowers of the Jicama vine

A Passionflower next to a concrete wall that thinks it's Spring.

A Passionflower next to a concrete wall that thinks it’s Spring.

Quote from Wikipedia:  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.
Elements of the Christian symbolism:
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).



7 responses to “One Word Photo Challenge: Indigo

  1. These are lovely. To have a garden with such beautiful flowers much be nice 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing.

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  2. very nicely done…your photos are lovely. Indigo is actually a very dark shade of blue, but close enough! I love this theme you are using and the way you have it laid out. I think I’ll try out coralline on my blog. Thanks for sharing these nice garden things in the dead of Ohio winter– 🙂

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  4. What stunning flowers 😉 They all look so vibrantly healthy and with such intense colors 😉 Best wishes, WG


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