My Maternal 7th. Great Norwegian Grandfather, Jonas Eilertsen Lund

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Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway

Jonas Eilertsen Lund

1693–1743  •  LHV1-HCV
1697–1733  •  LHV1-HF9
 

Marriage: Abt 1718

Farsund,Vest-Agder, Norway

Children: (4)

 1719–1765  •  99NW-Y63
1723–1783  •  KZZB-V4P
1725–Deceased  •  MNDW-38J
1728–Deceased  •  KZX6-BNX
 
Farsund, Norway
Farsund Harbour, Vest-Agder, Norway

My Maternal 2nd. Great Grandmother, Georgine Johanne Janson, Norway

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Saint John’s Church, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Birth: Oct. 25, 1837
Bergen
Bergen kommune
Hordaland fylke, Norway

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Bergen_vågsallmenningen_rainy_day_Norway

Death: 6 June 1905
Trondheim
Sør-Trøndelag fylke, Norway 

Daughter of Helmich Heinrichsen “Helmik” Janson and Constance Fredrikke Sophie Neumann.

Married: John Theodor Lund on 21 October 1870 in Domkirken (Bergen Cathedral), Bergen, Hordaland, Norway.

Name John Theodor Lund
Spouse’s Name Georgine Johanne Jansen
Event Date 21 Oct 1870
Event Place Domkirken, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
CITING THIS RECORD
“Norway Marriages, 1660-1926,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NW4S-C8C : 12 December 2014), John Theodor Lund and Georgine Johanne Jansen, 21 Oct 1870; citing Domkirken, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway; FHL microfilm 278,102.

Children: John Macordy Lund, Gudrun Ivara Lund (Linderman), Ragnhild, Elsiff, and Solveig Lund.

Family links: 
Spouse:
Johan Theodor Lund (1842 – 1920)

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Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Sor Trondelag, Norway

Death: 1905 in Trondheim, Sor Trondelag, Norway

1900 Census for Norway with her husband in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway)
RESIDED AT FOSWINCHELSGADE 4, BERGEN, HORDALAND, NORWAY.

Domkirken, Trondheim, Norway, 2006 photograph by Erik A. Drabløs, Wikipedia

Domkirkegarden, Trondheim, Sor Trondelag, Norway 

Burial: 1905
Domkirkegården
Trondheim
Trondheim kommune
Sør-Trøndelag fylke, Norway

Created by: Texas Tudors
Record added: Oct 04, 2015
Find A Grave Memorial# 153234539

My Maternal 5th. Great Grandfather, Jorgen Gabrielsen Lund, Norway

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Valle View, Valle, Vesta-Agder, Norway

Jorgen

Gender

Gabrielsen    Lund

Male

Birth Date 05 Aug 1759
Christening Date 10 Aug 1759
Christening Place LISTA, VEST-AGDER, NORWAY
Father’s Name Gabriel Lund

 Citation

“Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N4MR-BH4 : 27 December 2014), Jorgen Gabrielsen, 05 Aug 1759; citing ; FHL microfilm 127,359.
Married: about 1786 in Vest-Agder, Norway
to Sussanna Macoddi (1767-1816)
Children (11):
1787–Deceased  •  LTCH-GV8
1789–Deceased  •  KC3N-VJV
1790–Deceased  •  LTCH-PQY
Sara Helena Jorgensen Lund
1792-​Deceased
1795–Deceased  •  LTCH-GK6
1796–Deceased  •  LTCH-T5W
1797–Deceased  •  LTCH-T5L
1799–Deceased  •  LTCH-RHN
Jens Gabriel Frederik Lund
1803-Deceased
Hans Christian Bendt Jorgensen Lund
1806-Deceased
Jonas Jorgensen Lund
1808-Deceased
Valle_Kirke,_Vigeland, Vest-Agder, Norway
Valle Kirch, Valle, Vesta-Agder, Norway
Vest-Agder is a county in Norway, bordering Rogaland to the west and Aust-Agder to the east. In 2002 there were 157,851 inhabitants, which is 3.4% of the total population in Norway. The county administration is in Kristiansand.It is the southernmost county in Norway, extending inland from the North Sea and its arm, the Skagerrak. Most of the habitation lies along the coast, including the towns Kristiansand, Mandal, Flekkefjord, and Farsund. Some 31 fjords are located there. Shipping, commerce and recreation are the main industries. As the Gulf Stream touches the coast of Vest-Agder, it is also called “the Norwegian Riviera”.  Vest-Agder, Norway

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Heather – Norwegian Flower

My Maternal 4th. Great Grandfather, Amund Knudsen, Norway

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Stord-Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

My maternal fourth great grandfather was Amund Knudsen.

1765–Deceased • 27TS-LRQ
1783–Deceased • 27TS-LR7
 

Marriage: 10 May 1807 in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Children (4)

  1. 1811–Deceased • M9XN-FKZ
     
  2. 1816–1883 • LDXV-QFJ
     
  3. 1818–1822 • 27TS-LR3
  4. 1821–Deceased • MXMF-Z3J
    source: familysearch.org

Stord kirke (Stord, Hordaland)

Stord Kirche, Stord, Hordaland, Norway

Born: about 1786 in Norway

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Married: 10 May 1807 in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway to Anna Amundsdatter

Ferienort Ulvik am Ulvikfjord, Hordaland, Südwestnorwegen, Norwegen

Ulvik, Hardangerfjord, Norway. Brakanes Hotel down by the fjord (right side of picture)

Children:  Knud Andreasen Amundsen, Elen Berthine Amundsdatter, Inger Serene Amundsdatter, and Aamund Olai Amundsen

Aamund Knudsen in the 1815 Census of Bergen
url
https://www.digitalarkivet.no/census/person/pf01051079001051
Citation
Digitalarkivet of the National Archives of Norway. Online database. Transcription of census record.
Notes
Living at 1 Rød 169 which is his residence as noted in his daughter Elen Bertine’s christening record which shows that this is the correct family.
Attached
23 December 2017 by Gordon Collett

Stord - Bergen, Hordaland)

Death: after 1821 in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

My Maternal 4th.Great Grandfather, John Jorgensen Lund, Norway

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1789–1826  •  KC3N-VJV
 
1783–Deceased  •  KZHY-WFW
 

Marriage: 9 January 1811 in Valle, Vest-Agder, Norway

Eilert Theodor Johansen Lund 1815–1893  •  M5HG-HMN

Birgitthe Johanne Johansen 1817–Deceased  •  MHL5-5QB

Johann Joachim Johansen 1827-

Jochim Brinch Johansen 1825-

Valle_kyrkje_Valle_Vest Agder_NorwayValle Kirche, Valle, Vest-Agder, Norway

Son of Jorgen Gabrielsen

1759–Deceased  •  MX4Y-NXY
 
 and
 
1767–Deceased  •  LTCH-PQ4
 

Marriage: about 1786

Vest-Agder, Norway

Valle, Vest-Agder, Norway

 

Valle_Kirke,_Vigeland, Vest-Agder, Norway

My Maternal Great Grandmother, Gudrun Ivara (Lund) Linderman, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Harry, Gladys, Gudrun (Lund) Linderman, baby Irene LindermanHarry, Gladys, Gudrun (Lund) Linderman, & baby Irene Linderman, 1909, Dubuque, Iowa.

Namsos, Norway

Family history of Gudrun Ivara Lund Linderman, who married Edward Francis Linderman, had their home built and resided at 705 W. Third Street, Dubuque, Iowa, 1908. Children: Harry William, Gladys Serena, Irene Mary, and Evelyn Frances Linderman

Namsos_from_Klompen_NorwayNamsos, Norway

My Maternal Great Grandmother, Gudrun Ivara (Lund) Linderman emigrated from Namsos, Lufthavn, North Trondelag, Norway in 1896 to Ellis Island, New York, on the ship Heckla. 

Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois

Gudrun emigrated on 11 November 1896, at the age of 15. I cannot fathom how brave she must have been or maybe just how desperate she was. To board a ship and leave her homeland during the dead of winter. She must have been a very strong woman. I never got the privilege of knowing her, because she passed away years before I was born. Gudrun passed away after gall bladder surgery when a blood clot when to her brain. In those days they did not use stockings to protect against blood clots. She emigrated as a governess to the Glenn W. Traer family in Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois.

Gudrun “Gud” married Edward “Edy” Francis Linderman on 11 September 1902 in Winona, Minnesota

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Birth:  22 August 22, 1881
Bergen
Bergen kommune
Hordaland fylke, Norway

My maternal great grandmother. Daughter of John Theodor Lund and Georgine Johanne Jansen of Norway.

GUDRUN IVARA LUND EMIGRATED FROM THE PORT OF KRISTIANA, KRISTIANSAND, AKERSHUS,NORWAY IN 1896, TO ELLIS ISLAND, NEW YORK, NEW YORK:

First Name:Gudrun
Last Name:Lund
Ethnicity:Norway, Norwegian
Last Place of Residence:
Date of Arrival:Nov 11, 1896
Age at Arrival:  15y    Gender:  F    Marital Status:  S
Ship of Travel: Hekla
Port of Departure: Christiania
Manifest Line Number:0102

Gudrun Ivara Lund, emigrated in 1896 from Namsos, Norway to Ellis Island, New York, on the Ship HEKLA

Gudrun Ivara Lund, emigrated in 1896 from Namsos, Norway to Ellis Island, New York, on the Ship HEKLA.

Ellis Island - New York

ELLIS ISLAND IN NEW YORK WAS OPENED IN 1892. GUDRUN LUND WAS ONLY FIFTEEN YEARS OF AGE, WHEN SHE EMIGRATED FROM KRISTIANA, KRISTIANSAND, AKERSHUS, NORWAY, ON 29 OCT. 1896, TO ELLIS ISLAND, NEW YORK, ON THE SHIP “HEKLA”, WITH CAPTAIN LAUB OF COPENHAGEN. THINGVALLA WAS THE SHIPBUILDER. SHE CAME TO WORK AS A GOVERNESS FOR THE GLENN W. TRAER FAMILY IN HYDE PARK TOWN, CHICAGO, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

ED CALLED HER GUD AND SHE CALLED HIM EDY. THEY WERE VERY MUCH IN LOVE.

GREAT AUNT GLADYS LINDERMAN NELSON, EVELYN “EPPIE” LINDERMAN AYALA, AND ARTURO AYALA WENT TO NORWAY ON VACATION IN 1994, AND MET SOME OF OUR “LUND” RELATIVES STILL RESIDING THERE.

THE “LUND” SURNAME IS NORWEGIAN. THE NORWEGIANS USUALLY DERIVED THEIR NAMES FROM THE FAMILY FARM.

Married Edward Francis Linderman on September 11, 1902 in Winona, Minnesota.

Edward Francis Linderman husband of Gudrun Ivarra (Lund) Linderman, and son Harry William Linderman, 705 W. Third St., Dubuque, Iowa, 1905

Edward Francis “Edy” Linderman husband of Gudrun Ivarra “Gud” (Lund) Linderman, and son Harry William “Billy” Linderman, 705 W. Third St., Dubuque, Iowa, 1905

They had four children together: Harry William, Gladys Serene, Irene Mary, and Evelyn “Eppie” Frances Linderman. 

All children were baptized as Lutheran. Harry & Gladys were baptized in Winona, Minnesota. Irene & Evelyn were baptized in the St.Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, at 2025 Jackson Street, in Dubuque, Iowa.

Edy, Gud, and (mother-in-law) Mary Linderman all resided together at 705 W. Third Street, Dubuque, Iowa until her death in 1924. Gudrun had Gall Bladder surgery, and died when a blood clot went to her brain.

My Great Grandfather, Edward Francis Linderman never remarried and continued to grieve her loss until the day he died in 1968. His Mother, Mary Linderman, died one month later in June 1968. What a tragedy! 

Family links:  

Parents:
  Johan “John” Theodor Lund (1842 – 1920)

 Georgine Johanne Janson (1837-1937)
 
 Spouse:
  Edward Francis Linderman (1875 – 1968)
 
 Children:
  Harry William Linderman (1903 – 1995)
  Gladys Serena Linderman Nelson (1906 – 1996)
  Irene Mary Linderman Bender Wiedner (1908 – 1997)

  Evelyn Frances Linderman Ayala (1913 – 1997)

Gudrun (Lund) Linderman, Harry William Linderman, Dubuque, Iowa, 1922

Gudrun (Lund) Linderman, and son Harry William Linderman, Dubuque, Iowa, 1922

My Maternal Great Grandmother’s parents were John Theodor Lund and Georgine Johanne (Jansen) Lund of Bergen, Hordaland, Norway. They RESIDED AT FOSWINCHELSGADE 4, BERGEN, NORWAY for the 1900 Census. John and Georgine Lund had five children : Ragnhild, Elsiff, John, Solveig, and Gudrun Lund

She married Edward Francis Linderman on September 11, 1902 in Winona, Minnesota. Edy called her Gud. They had four children together: Harry “Billy” William, Gladys Serene, Irene Mary, and Evelyn “Eppie” Frances Linderman. All children were baptized as Lutheran. Harry & Gladys were baptized in Winona, Minnesota. Irene & Evelyn were baptized in the Saint Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran.

Death: 

9 June 1924
Dubuque
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA

Linwood Cemetery, entrance, Dubuque, Iowa

Burial: 

11 June 1924
Linwood Cemetery
Dubuque
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA

Footstone of Gudrun Ivarra (Lund) Linderman taken in 1996 by Roy Nelson

Footstone of Gudrun Ivarra (Lund) Linderman taken in 1996

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Aug 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21069285

Gudrun Ivarra Lund Linderman, Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa

Gudrun Ivara Lund Linderman, Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, June 13, 1996 by Roy Nelson, Jr.

 

 

 

 

Norwegian Christmas Traditions and Food

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Norwegian Christmas Traditions and Food

Juletid (Christmas time) is a celebration of traditions and family in Norway. With the fall of winter snow and the wonderful displays of Northern Lights, Norwegians sit round their fire places, dance around the Christmas tree, enjoy rich food and share julefryd (Christmas cheer) with family, friends and in their communities. At this special time of year we are happy to share the Norwegian Christmas with you. We hope you will celebrate with us by having a little bit of Norway in your Christmas. source: Norwegian Christmas Traditions and Food

Norwegian Christmas Scene

Christmas Food and Recipes

Boller (Conventional Recipe) (post) Christmas Treats Lutefisk (post) Pepperkaker (Gingerbread) Lussekatter Pinnekjøtt (post) Christmas Ribbe (post) Norwegian Roast Rib (post) Smultringer (post) Gløgg Kakao – Home-made Hot Chocolate Julekake or Julebrød (post) Home-made Julebrød (post) Julebrød Farmor’s Pepperkaker (post) Gravy for Christmas (post) Kransekaker Recipe (post) Pepperkake Christmas Tree (post) Family Dinners at Christmas (post) Julepølser (post) Christmas in the Fridge (post) Seven Sorts: Traditional Norwegian Christmas Cookies – Pepperkaker (Gingerbread) – Ingærnøtter (Ginger nuts) – Fattigmann (Poor Man) – Krumkake (Curved Cake) – Kokosmakroner (Coconut Macaroons) – Goro – Tykklefse – Hjortetakk – Sandkake (Sand Cake) – Sirupsnapper (Syrup Snaps)

Old Norwegian Recipe Series (continuous)

The First Norwegian Cook Book (post) Old Norwegian Gløgg Recipes (post) Old Norwegian Egg nog Recipe (post)

Christmas Traditions

Christmas Elves: nisse (post) Julenisse – Decorative Christmas Elves (post) Julebukk Christmas Eve Decorating Pepperkaker Christmas Calendar Show Sølvguttene (Olso Boys Choir) Christmas Star (post) Ringing of the Church Bells Norwegian Christmas Decorating (post) Carolling (post & video)

Christmas Celebrations

A Norwegian Christmas (post) Advent Season (post) Saint Lucia Day (post) Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Tromsø (post & video) Nisse Parties (post) What to Give a Norwegian for Christmas (post)

Christmas Activities in Oslo

Oslo Christmas Market Christmas on Karl Johans gate

Christmas Activities in Tromsø

Market Square Waffle Stalls Santa Parade Christmas Market Christmas Concerts Nissehelg at Berg

Christmas Carols

The Great Star There is Light in Quiet Villages My Heart Always Lingers A Star Shines Tonight Advent Song In the Barn Sits the Elf The Norwegian 20 Days of Christmas

Christmas Trees

Tree Decorations A Christmas Tree Gift for the United Kingdom Dancing and Songs The Lighting of the Christmas Tree (post) Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Tromsø (post & video)

The Christmas Weather and Climate

Darkest Day The Road Home It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Tromsø in December Christmas with the Northern Lights How to Survive the Dark Winters Saturday in the City – City Lights

Norwegian Christmas PlateNorwegian Christmas Tree

 

 

 

 

 

Family Dinners at Christmas

You’d think that Christmas dinner is either on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, however, in a land where yuletide is recognized from December to January (thanks to the Vikings), Christmas dinner is an everyday occurrence.

christmas-table

The most popular Christmas dinners, lutefiskpinnekjøttribbe, julepølser and medisterkaker, are eaten throughout the whole of mørketid (dark time).  Norwegians seem to love to announce the special occasion – ‘We’re having pinnekjøtt for dinner so I have to go home early‘ or ‘I can’t come to the movies… we’re having lutefisk‘.  It is perfectly normal in Norway to decline social invitations because of a Christmas dinner.

Sometimes Norwegians start yuletide dinners even earlier.  We visited the farm in Alta for a long weekend in November and our dinners included pinnekjøtt and ribbe (and Grandiosa on the third night before the flight home).  To celebrate julour family doesn’t just meet on Christmas day, we have nearly a whole week of celebrations with a series of different traditional dinners.  Not only do we have dinners but we also have Christmas suppers.  Just for fun, below is our Christmas yuletide menu from 2008:

dinner-plate

Frokost > Breakfast, Middag > Dinner, Kveldsmat > Supper
Because our family are farmers there is no ‘lunch’ as they are used to being out in the field working at this time – it is the only part of the day that has a bit of light.  Farfar says it’s the ‘best part of the day’ so why would you want to be sitting inside eating?  If you’re hungry, you’re always welcome to graze the kitchen table as Farmor always leaves food out, just in case.  Dinner can be as early as 2pm and supper as late as 11pm.  Every meal is a buffet (even breakfast).  No food is plated for you – it’s serve-yourself all-you-can-eat every day.  Farmer lays down a table full of food at every sitting – always more than everyone can eat.

December 22nd:
We arrive just in the afternoon in Alta.  Boller with salami and cheese with varm kakao (Hot Chocolate) is always waiting for us.

Middag – Norwegian Salmon with potatoes, cucumber salad, lemon and sour

cream.

Kveldsmat – Fresh waffles with brown cheese or sour cream and jam, and warm kakao.

browncheese-waffles

December 23rd – Little Christmas Eve

Frokost – Bread with cold meats, cheeses and cucumber.  Waffles with brown cheese or sour cream and jam.  Breakfast juice.  Moose ate his ‘surf n’ turf‘:

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Middag – Grandiosa pizza because we went out caroling.

Kveldsmat – Varm kakao and pastries/cookies

December 24th – Christmas Eve

Frokost – Bread with cold meats, cheeses and cucumber.  Bacon and eggs.  Pickled tomato herring (pickled uncooked herring in a tomatoes sauce with plenty of onion and spices – Mooses favourite breakfast!).  Breakfast juice and varm kakao.

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Middag – Lutefisk and pinnekjøtt.  We normally have special farm guests at Christmas and so Farmor makes two dishes as Lutefisk is an acquired taste.  Each dish has its own particular sides:

Lutefisk – diced bacon, mushy peas, potatoes, grated brown cheese and mustard.  (The sides can be very regional.  Brown cheese and mustard is a North Norwegian tradition – Western Norway uses white sauce, East Norway uses a mustard sauce – and I’m sure there are plenty of other regional varieties.)

lutefisk-dinner

Pinnekjøtt – potatoes, mashed swede and mustard.  (Some make a thin gravy for the meat but Farmors is so juicy we don’t need it.)

Juleøl and julebrus (Christmas beer and soda).

Kveldsmat – too full from middag but we manage a piece or two of Kransekaker(Ring Cake).

December 25th – First Day of Christmas

Frokost – too full from last nights middag but manage to have some breakfast juice – needed to save ourselves for the day’s eating.

Middag – (Family dinner at Tantes) a buffet of cold cuts and Christmas leftovers.  Gløggjuleøl and julebrus.

Kveldsmat – Risgrøt (Rice Porridge) with the hidden almond and varm kakao.  (Storebror (big brother) always wins the mazipan pig because he eats the most grøt!)

christmas-grot

December 26th – Second Day of Christmas

Frokost – Bread with cold meats, cheeses and cucumber.  Breakfast juice.  (Food is starting to become a big blur but Farmor never gives up!)

Middag – Ribbe (Roast Pork Rib) with julepølse (Christmas Sausage), medisterkaker (White Rissoles), sauerkraut, gravy, pickled red cabbage, potatoes, prunes, cranberry/tyttebær sauce, mushy peas, apple sauce (specially made for me).  Moose’s plate:

trimmings

 

 

 

 

Hello World!

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This blog is about my Norwegian, and Swedish roots.  My maternal great grandparents were John Theodor Lund and Georgine Johanne Jansen of Bergen, Hordaland, Norway. 

Marriage Record for them:

groom‘s name:John Theodor Lund

groom’s birth date:09 Oct 1842
groom’s birthplace:
groom’s age:
bride‘s name:Georgine Johanne Jansen
bride’s birth date:25 Oct 1837
bride’s birthplace:
bride’s age:

marriage date:21 Oct 1870

marriage place:Domkirken, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

groom’s mother’s name:

bride’s father’s name:Helmik Janson
bride’s mother’s name:
groom’s race:
groom’s marital status:
groom’s previous wife’s name:
bride’s race:
bride’s marital status:
bride’s previous husband’s name:
indexing project (batch) number:M42937-8
system origin:Norway-VR

reference number:2:259V7VH
Citing this Record
“Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NW3S-FHY : accessed 30 Nov 2012), John Theodor Lund and Georgine Johanne Jansen, 21 Oct 1870; citing Domkirken, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway, reference 2:259V7VH; FHL microfilm 278102.

English: Arboretum, Milde, Bergen, Hordaland, ...

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful song about Norwegian flowers