Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Every Inchie Monday -- Andorra

This week we are off to the tiny principality of Andorra, sitting in the Pyrenees between Spain and France.
One year when we came back from visiting some friends in Spain we came back through Andorra, as a friend had told us what a wonderful place it was. He's a professional artist, and obviously saw more of it than we did. The mountains are fabulous, but more spectacular in the Autumn, than in the Summer when we were there. The duty free bit didn't interest us which the border guards found very puzzling as we hadn't bought a single thing.
For my inchies have have sewn the National flower, the Narcissus Grandalla. (pheasant eye) The petals represent the parishes of the principality and the two coloured crown in the centre the princes of Andorra.
The National animal is the cattle so I have drawn a cow.


Heather said...

I love the tiny stitched Narcissus and how you managed to draw such a good cow in so little space I just don't know.

sally said...

How appropriate is this flower, all the more as I picked some from over our back fence this afternoon!


Dianne Ayers said...

Loved reading your story, you are the only person I know who has actually visited Andorra! I became confused regarding the actual species of Narcissus I should choose, the floral emblem and the endemic one...but as I cannot find a single image of the endemic one (Narcissus x andorranus), I went with the same one you used on yours, I have these in my garden too, but they are well tucked away at the moment! Hope your work in the garden is all going well, Dx

Karen Hunt said...


Margriet said...

Wonderful inchies, love the narcissus!

freebird7100 said...

I love that the flower has a deeper meaning. Great inchies

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