Monday, 12 September 2011

Warna & Cahaya 7

Thistle Flower
Bunga Kebangsaan Scotland
Location : Peebles, Scottish Border.
According to a legend, an invading Norse army was attempting to sneak up at night upon a Scottish army's encampment. During this operation one barefoot Norseman had the misfortune to step upon a thistle, causing him to cry out in pain, thus alerting Scots to the presence of the Norse invaders.
The thistle has been the national emblem of Scotland since the reign of Alexander III (1249–1286) and was used on silver coins issued by James III in 1470. It is the symbol of the Order of the Thistle, a high chivalric order of Scotland. It is found in many Scottish symbols and as the name of several Scottish football clubs. The thistle, crowned with the Scottish crown, is the symbol of seven of the eight Scottish Police Forces (the exception being the Northern Constabulary). The thistle is also the emblem of Encyclopædia Britannica, which originated in Edinburgh, Scotland. Carnegie Mellon University features the thistle in its crest.
Source: Wikipedia

Bunga ini adalah bunga kebanggaan rakyat Scotland..
Samalah seperti Bunga Raya..
Bunga kebangsaan negara kita.. Malaysia

8 comments:

Acik Erna said...

assalam iina.. cantik bunga tu tapi nampak macam berduri..

❀aRaBeLLa❀ said...

1st time tengok..

iina said...

Acik Erna

Bunga nie memang berduri kak.. tapi selalunya terdapat kat kawasan semak dan belukar.. Jarang nak jumpa kecuali kalau pergi ke kawasan hutan atau pinggir bandar..

iina said...

Ara

Memang takde kat mesia ;)

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Iina, okay, now I know.....very interesting history.
But one thing not only I know but many others, the Scots betul kedukut, ha ha.
Susa dapat they belanjar makan ke teh tarek, ha ha.
Have a nice day.
Lee.

iina said...

Uncle Lee

Scots kedekut?? what ya refering to? belanje makan ke?? well so far all my scottish friends takde yg kedekut ;) kalau belanje teh without sugar always hehehe ;) no teh tarik here..

You have a nice day yeahj ;)

ibundo said...

cantik dan unik bunga tu. Kau balik nanti bawaklah boneh haha..

iina said...

Kak Pah

Bunga liar tuh.. kot ado sok den bawak balik ;)

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