The weather in my hometown is getting better and better, and it has 26 degrees today.
I found narcissus is in bloom, so I took some photos of narcissus in my garden. (More photos).
Narcissus is called Suisen (スイセン in Hiragana, 水仙 in Kanji) in Japanese. Especially, daffodils are called “Rappa-Suisen” in Japanese. Rappa mainly means a trumpet. Daffodils’ central part is similar to a trumpet, and they are named as Rappa-Suisen.
In the language of flowers the narcissus means conceit, selfish desire, self-love, and mystery. The word “Narcissus” is comes from the legend of Narkissos which is the origin word of the “narcissist” as well.
In Greek myths, Narcissus is a beautiful young man, and he fell in love with himself reflecting his beautiful face on the water. He was so crazy about him that he was drowned in the river, and become Narcissus.
I like the flower Narcissus. They seem to spread their petals as if they stretch themselves from long cold winter. I feel roses and orchids are much more narcissist than narcissuses! (They look they are totally confident of their perfect appearances!)
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