The Beauty of Flowers

Happy Wednesday Fellow Breeders!

I’m sure most you have heard the age-old proverb, “April Showers bring May Flowers.” May is the most beautiful time of the year. Rising temperatures result in the abundance of colorful, vibrant blooms in all climate zones.

Rare is the person who does not enjoy the beauty of flowers. There is much meaning in flowers. Long before email, texting, instant messages, or even phone calls, people used flowers to communicate. The language of flowers — also known as floriography — was popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. During this highly conservative period of the Victorian era, people were strongly restricted by the rules of etiquette. When it was considered totally inappropriate to express feelings of love or affection, the language of flowers evolved. A message was assigned to a specific flower by which means a lover could send flowers that conveyed a hidden romantic meaning. Today, flowers remain a welcome substitute for words, enhancing the giver’s message with fragrance and beauty.

Flowers can, also, represent birthdays in each month of the year. Using that premise, Amaretto created the Birthstone Flower eyes. Beginning March 1, 2012, the first of the Birthstone Flower eyes were born onto the grid. These beautiful eyes come with a representation of the birth flower for the month as well as the birthstone for the month. The Birthstone Flower eyes are one set of exciting Non-Starter eyes that can randomly drop in bundles from any horse version 3.5 and higher. These eyes CAN be passed on.

In order of appearance:

Daffodil Aquamarine March 1 – March 31
Daisy Diamond April 1 – April 30
Hawthorn Emerald May 1 – May 31
Rose Pearl June 1 – June 30
Water Lily Ruby July 1 – July 31
Gladiolus Peridot August 1 – August 31
Morning Glory Sapphire September 1 – September 31
Marigold Opal October 1 – October 31
Chrysanthemum Topaz November 1- November 30
Holly Turquoise December 1- December 30
Snowdrop Garnet January 1- January 30
Amethyst Primrose February 1- February 30

Beginning April 1, 2017, Amaretto took the Birthstone eyes a step further by using the eyes to breed for a special monthly Birthstone Flower horse.

These beautiful coats DID NOT have the ability to pass, but the new eye from each horse DOES.

Although you can no longer use the Birthstone Flower eyes to breed for the special horses, they would make a beautiful addition to your own creations.

Today is a great day to start a flower project. 🌼 I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Until next time…Happy Breeding! 🌷

 

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