Definition of patience – Endurance, tolerance, perseverance, serenity; Well, with my tongue firmly in my cheek I would say that sums me up very nicely!
I used to think that the impatiens flower was actually spelled impatience and I couldn’t help wondering why a flower would be named as such. Why would flowers be impatient?
So, in case you’ve also allowed your mind to wander and wonder, they take their name from the Latin, impatiens, meaning “impatient.” And they are so called because when their ripe seed pods are touched they often burst open just as if they were impatient to open!
Talking of colourful flowers – I recently visited a garden centre with Elizabeth and Sophie, my two youngest daughters. While they wandered around enjoying the warmth of the indoor area, I took a stroll into the covered and much cooler outdoor room, where I took a number of photographs to add to the many others that I happily snapped that day.
(c) SueW-nansfarm.net 2018 In response to the word-prompt Patience