I also love the meaning of my name and that it's English. I love it so much that I chose it for my blog title.
The Linden Tree Isle
Isn't that just sweet? Linden trees are a beautiful thing and the flowers themselves are just exquisite.
They make a really nasty tea as well.
I learned some interesting Linden facts whilst perusing her Wiki page. And, I am sure you know that there is no other educational tool more reliable than Wikipedia:
Linden trees can grow to be rather ancient. 1000 years ancient.
Apparantly you can find the linden tree in all sorts of places: Norway, America, Germany, Poland, England, Canada...
The timber was often used for constructing Viking shields. I don't know why and I have no reason to feel this way, but that fact makes me feel pretty badass.
The wood is also often used for instruments.
The flower holds great medicinal value.
In the Slavic Orthodox Christian world, the linden tree was the preferred wood for panel icon painting.
In Germanic folklore, the linden tree is "the tree of lovers". Okay.....
Unter den Linden is an avenue in Berlin lined with linden trees.
Did you know??? Now you know!!!