Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Grape Hyacinths for the Soul

My grape hyacinths are in bloom so I brought in a few sprigs of these bell-shaped flowers to enjoy their 'true blue' beauty.


Legend has it the origin of hyacinth can be traced back to a young Greek boy named Hyakinthos.  Two gods, Apollo the sun god and Zephyr the god of the west wind, adored Hyakinthos and competed for his attention.  One day, while Apollo was teaching Hyakinthos the art of throwing a discus, Zephyr in a jealous rage, blew the discus back killing Hyakinthos.  Apollo then named the flower that grew from Hyakinthos' blood hyacinth.



Is your week off to a great start?  So far it seems to be going by rather quickly.  These photos were edited with the Florabella Collection using Ruth West's Divine Texture.
 
Today I am joining ...
 
Garden Tuesday @ Sidewalk Shoes
Tuesday Muse @ A Rural Journal
Home & Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner
Open House Friday @ Bernideen's Tea Time
Fertilizer Friday @ Tootsie Time
Floral Friday Fotos @ Floral Friday
Weekend Flowers @ Tina's PicStory

13 comments:

Shirley said...

beautiful,beautiful,beautiful..I love your results. And of course the story. Id this editing software expensive? I love it..

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Hi Donna-
Those are such a cute little flower, but even more with the way you've displayed them. Pretty tea cup!

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that legend, week is more of the same, work meh haha

Nancy Claeys said...

What a lovely cup and saucer... and the hyacinth story is something I learned today! Thank you.

Terry said...

Beautiful photos. I love the color of your flowers!

Algodão Tão Doce said...

Hello!! Darling!

Soon will publish more videos from this project!!

Glad to hear you're enjoying!!



sweet hugs

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Donna,
What lovely pictures and hyacinths have such a wonderful aroma...........Thanks for sharing their wonderful beauty and loved your quote about things being artificial
be for nature is the art of God,
How true.......and He does awesome work I might add......sure blesses my heart every day.

Hope you have a wonderful day hon,
Blessings, Nellie

June Caedmon said...

So pretty, Donna! Love the teacup :)

Cynthia said...

Such a beautiful post as always. Love the scent of Hyacinths and love that cup.

Cynthia

Gunilla Bäck said...

They're gorgeous!

NellJean said...

Next fall I'm planting Grape Hyacinths. Last winter I had the regular Hyacinths but I see where I need both kinds.

Tootsie said...

those are adorable!!! I might need to look into some for my garden!
I am so happy that I had some time to pop over here today and see what you shared! It is great to finally be able to flaunt some of my own spring blessings and get inspired by some of the best gardens online!
Thank you so much for joining in on my little party this week! I hope to see you again soon! Have a great weekend!
Your post today has been shared to the Tootsie Time Facebook page!

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Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I love these little Grape Hyacinths - I truly need to add more to my garden - beautifully photographed and wonderful story. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

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