12 Apr 2013

A - Z Challenge - K



Knautia arvensis. Kind.

The perennial common grassland plant grows on drier locations of chalk downs and limestone areas. Individual small mauve flowers on the Knautia are gathered together into long-stalked terminal heads. Scabious was used in herb medicine to treat scabs and skin ulcers, hence the common name.

When a child runs around with their friends, laughing and having fun, they sometimes fall and cut their knee. The blood frightens them, but has a purpose. Their mother rubs lotion onto the wound with kind intentions. Soon the blood forms a scab to seal the wound and keep out bacteria while it heals. 


"When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace." The 14th Dalai Lama (1935)

Proverb: Keep your chin up.

18 comments:

  1. Its amazing how the human race has come up with the words we use.

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    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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    1. What came first--the name of the formed crust or the name of the plant?

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  2. Pretty flower. I think we used to see those growing wild when I was a kid.

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  3. I am learning so much visiting the A to Z blogs!

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  4. Indeed! Kindness is the topic of the day. =)

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  5. Pretty flower. I think it's also called the widow flower, isn't it? Not sure why.

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  6. I'm always delighted with how you weave and stitch random ideas together! Fun post! Happy A-to-Z 2013! ~Angela, Whole Foods Living, http://www.wholefoodsliving.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'm glad you appreciate my stitching skills--learned over time and practiced until they're perfect.

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  7. What a BEAUTIFUL idea for a theme! Loved this post especially. Thanks for visiting my blog, too (GenWestUK)

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  8. Great post! I love the Dalai Lama quote is awesome.
    Peanut Butter and Whine

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    1. Forty years ago, I read the story of his life as a boy and he impressed me then as a wise soul.

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  9. I think this is my new favourite flower. What a great idea for the A to Z challenge. Facts, fiction and quotes, 3 of my favourite things all mixed together. I'm in.

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  10. Bful lines the last ones are

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  11. Hi Francene .. love scabious' name - Knautia Arvensis .. and kind .. that gentle caring of your childrens' knees - so many scabs I remember!

    Cheers Hilary

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