Tombstone Tuesday-Daffodil Symbol

These pretty flowers carved into this tombstone look like daffodils, a flower not often seen on grave markers.

St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Preble County, Indiana

Daffodils, also called narcissus or jonquils, symbolize rebirth, new life, resurrection, new beginnings, hope, and love. 

They are one of the earliest flowers to emerge and bloom. They are a symbol of Spring and are associated with Easter. Daffodils are hardy survivors in the plant world, showing their resilience and new life after weathering the winter storms.

Their cheerful bright yellow and white colors also symbolize positivity.

Daffodils are one of my very favorite flowers.

A few of our cheery daffodils.


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    • Mary Ann Olding on August 8, 2023 at 8:18 am
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    Thanks, Karen, your research is marvelous.
    Mary Ann Olding, Minster, Ohio, formerly, Mercer County, Ohio .

    1. Thank you so much! And thank you for reading.

    • Frank on August 9, 2023 at 4:09 am
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    Hi Karen. Thanks for all of your wonderful posts and helpful notes. I too love daffodils in all of their forms. We often think of hope as not being something tangible yet there are tangible signs of it around us everyday! What a blessing.

    1. You are so right. There is always hope and daffodils are a good example of that. Thank you for writing.

    • Judy on August 13, 2023 at 5:21 pm
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    I too love daffodils. I had an amazing experience in 1969 when I visited the church of St Frances of Rome in the Roman Forum. It happened to be her feast day (and that of the city) and the church was filled with what must have been thousands of daffodils.
    Interesting fact – we recently celebrated an anniversary and discovered that neither our room decorator nor the cake decorator (both Hispanic) had ever heard of daffodils. We took plastic ones to the cake decorator to help him out.

    1. That must have been beautiful to see all those daffodils in the church. It is hard to believe decorators have not heard of daffodils, although daffodils could be a regional flower, needing a cold, dormant period. I never really thought about that since we always have daffodils here in Ohio. Thanks for writing!

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