Tuesday, February 07, 2006

The Laurel Tree

"Why a Laurel Tree?"

The general meaning behind my name is "Crowned with Laurel". Laura is variant of Laurel, which is derived from the ancient Latin laus, a word which means "praise".

Circular wreaths constructed from the branches and leaves of Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis, Lauraceae) were given to symbolize victory, a tradition which dates back to antiquity.

Alphonse Mucha

Koloman Moser
Portrait of a Woman's Head

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