Elsy Menko – A
A for Agapanthus
One of my favorite flowers is the agapanthus, also known as African lily, blue lily or lily of the Nile. It is a native of Natal and South Africa and thrives in our Mediterranean climate. In June and July it blooms in abundance.
It is a symbol of love and can also symbolize fertility, purity and beauty. The Egyptians revered it as a symbol of life. A picture I took in the summer served as the inspiration.
Dyed cottons, acrylan batting, synthetic backing. Machine stitched and quilted.