Easter buttonhole

DAY 16 (21 APR) – Carnations (dianthus caryophyllus) (Vejer, Spain)

Mocita dame el clavel / Dame el clavel de tu boca / (Young girl, give me the carnation / Give me the carnation of your mouth) /… the opening lines of Spain’s best known song Clavelitos.

Lazy Easter Sunday… I barely had to lean out from my sofa to take these.

Am so envious of the flung-together look of these carnation and geranium-laden balconies. The creation of our neighbour opposite, a local lady with years of experience.

The national flower of Spain, it symbolises love, fascination and distinction.

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