Oh So Petaloso

Driving home from a client meeting last week, I heard a delightful story on the radio about an 8-year-old Italian boy who invented a beautiful new word, ‘petaloso’, to mean ‘full of petals’ while completing his school work to describe a flower. His teacher marked it as a mistake but didn’t want to crush his creative spirit so she called it a beautiful mistake and urged him to send it to Italy’s national language academy, the Accademia della Crusca, to see if it could be added to the dictionary. He was told more people would have to use the word before it could make its way into the dictionary so he and his teacher are now trying to make this so.

Ever since hearing the story, ‘petaloso’ comes to mind every time I look out the studio window at our garden. Right now, it seems every plant in the yard, from the azaleas to the monkeyflowers, is putting forth prolific blooms.

Oh so petaloso. Enjoy! Our honeybees certainly are!

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About CatTail Studio Arts

I am Theresa - the 'T' in CatTail Studio Arts. My husband, Chuck, is the guy behind the 'C'. Our tales cover our many interests including good food, adventurous travel, cooking, gardening, hiking, cycling, crafting ceramics, beekeeping and occasionally even cat tales!
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One Response to Oh So Petaloso

  1. WeaverGrace says:

    Thank you for sharing your magnificent petaloso flowers, and for supporting this boy’s dream.

    Liked by 1 person

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