For June, I studied the humble honeysuckle flower. I never noticed that it “hugs” bricks, fences and trees as it grows. That embracing nature has given it an association with togetherness and friendship.
Honeysuckle Lock Screen for June
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As I learned about the honeysuckle flower, I came across a lovely poem by Phillip Freneau, The Wild Honeysuckle.
From morning suns and evening dews
At first thy little being came:
If nothing once, you nothing lose,
For when you die you are the same;
The space between is but an hour,
The mere idea of a flower.Phillip Freneau, The Wild Honeysuckle
You can read the full poem HERE.
I’ve always been familiar with the flower. It would grow along the fences at my favorite childhood beach. Their smell is a strong part of my summer memories. But, I never thought of it as particularly symbolic as it gripped and grew into unexpected places.
It’s a lovely burst of sweetness — peaking out to surprise the eyes.
More Honeysuckle Designs
If you like this design, you’ll love the honeysuckle postcard. It’s the perfect gift to celebrate friendship or to send to someone with a June birthday.
This set of 5 honeysuckle postcards ($5) are inspired by the June flower of the month. The honeysuckle (lonicera caprifolum) symbolizes togetherness and friendship. Each of these postcards are fit for the mail, with room for an address and stamp.
- Soft touch cardstock
- 4.2″ x 5.5″
This design is vertical on the front, making is a lovely piece of art once delivered. You can pin it to a bulletin board, frame it, or clip it to a wire gallery.