Latin name of Anemone genus came from Ancient Greek ἀνεμώνη that means “daughter of the wind” (ἄνεμος (“wind”) + matronymic suffix -ώνη). It was long believed that the flowers open if the wind blows. Pliny the Elder wrote about anemones: “The flower never opens except when the wind is blowing, a fact to which it owes its name.” This year I observed an example of the relationship between the wind and my anemone plant. The ancients were definitely wrong – beautiful flowers opened despite of the calm weather. Moreover, first strong wind plucked delicate petals. Cruel father.