Traversée crossing Etymology. From Middle English traversen, from Old French traverser, from Latin trans (“across”) + versus (“turned”), perfect passive participle of Latin vertere (“to turn”). traverse (n.) “act of passing through a gate, crossing a bridge, etc.,” mid-14c., from Old French travers, from traverser (see traverse (v.) Meaning “a passage by which one may traverse” is recorded from 1670s. Military fortification sense of “barrier, barricade” is recorded from 1590s. flora and fauna species has/have correlations to policies regarding immigration, migrants
Plants are amazing ways to explore the world, to discover parts of the world that we hear aboutand may never have an opportunity to visit. The culture, the food and their rich complex history. The journey of the tulip from: Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, think this little flower that caused havoc in Holland, upended people’s lives ( rather like the 2008 financial meltdown, both caused by greed). By foot, by horse, by camel this little bulb made its way to Turkey, and it is in Turkey that it is first honoured and recognized for its beauty. Think of that journey, no cell phone, no maps, the journey part of the well traveled Silk road.
Then there is the journey of the artichoke. Saracen’ of Syria and Palestine, introduced artichokes to Italy. The artichoke is spoken of as a garden plant by Homer, Hesiod, Pliny the Elder, Sicily. It is mentioned in Carthage (Tunisia) and then taken to Cordoba Andalusia, Spain by the Moors It travels from Naples to Florence in 1466, and to Avignon 1532, and then the court of Henry VIII’s . Was it Catherine of Aragon who brought the artichoke to England?