With each new day I like Scotland more and more. I have always liked the Celtic symbols, without knowing that the Scots are proud of them. Only when I stepped onto this green earth did I find out. The same thing happened with the thistle. I always liked this flower. I recently learned that the national flower of Scotland is the thistle.
I bought the book Life in the United Kingdom to find out more about the country in which I decided to live. I smiled happily when I found, between her pages, a picture with a thistle. How many times have I photographed the thistle in my yard, not knowing that I was actually taking pictures of the national flower of Scotland, the symbol of Scotland?
Why is the thistle the national flower of Scotland?
“The prickly purple thistle was adopted as the Emblem of Scotland during the rein of Alexander III (1249 -1286). Legend has it that an Army of King Haakon of Norway, intent on conquering the Scots landed at the Coast of Largs at night to surprise the sleeping Scottish Clansmen. … Needless to say the Scots who won the day.” – quoted from the search result on google
Now the thistle in my yard is gone. The neighbor downstairs mowed the grass. Following him was a photo. We will meet again in the spring when it rises again. If I were able, I would dedicate a poem to her, because I love this flower so much, especially since I learned that it is the symbol of Scotland.
In Scotland I saw for the first time another kind of thistle. I was fascinated by its unreal beauty. I watched for a few minutes, then I took dozens of pictures, to the amusement of an old man resting on a bench nearby.
Here are some other information about the UK:
-National flower of England is the rose
-National flower of Wales is the daffodil
-National flower of Northern Ireland is the shamrock