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