Hyacinths, because my Grandparents always had them at Easter.
Their small house was always overpowered by the heavy fragrance of hyacinths.
And now, each year, I make sure that my small place is, too.
And daffodils, because they are like little cups of happiness.
Get a bunch of them together and oh, how they gossip.
They know how to enjoy life.
Cute and bright smiles of sunshine.
For Cee’s photo challenge of pink or magenta flowers, here are some of mine. I saw these pink mums this fall and it was the first time I had seen them in this shade of pink.
A similar thing happened recently with these hyacinths. I had never seen them in this pale pink before and I didn’t know they grew in a long-stemmed variety.
A third recent discovery of mine is that the hydrangea bush (that’s been outside all the years I’ve been living here) turns pink in the fall. I had never noticed.
But I always notice the cherry blossoms in spring.
Sometimes you need to get a flower fix at the grocery store.
And sometimes they are growing right outside your door.
Sometimes they are bleeding hearts
Or broken hearts.
…sometimes they are peonies.
I’ve never seen hyacinths this tall. Usually they are sold in pots around Easter and they are about 6-8 inches high. This is the first time I’ve seen them sold as cut flowers.
It took me all day to realize this, but usually at Easter you get a pot with one, maybe two stalks of blooms–this has 5 and that’s why the scent is so strong! Throughout the day, I thought these seemed extra fragrant, haha. Within minutes of getting home from work, my husband started commenting on their aromatic fortitude, and I thought to myself, “I’ve gotten these before, what’s the big deal?” Oh, right, I usually don’t have this many hyacinths packed into our small apartment.
Well, anyway, I think their fragrance is dreamy. So’s the color–I’ve never seen such a pale pink. I’m in love.
The first big bunch of daffodils I saw this spring
Some early forsythia flowers
Ranunculus, one of my favorites
Daffodils with peonies growing in between
Some kind of magnolia tree
A daffodil in the hyacinths
Some perky dandelions
It wouldn’t be spring without tulips
These kalanchoe are tropical succulents, not something you’d see outside around here, but they were at the garden center and they made me smile.
Another favorite, marigolds
These are mini daffodils, notice their size next to the tulips
In honor of the letter Y and the color yellow, here is a gallery of some of the yellow flowers of spring that I’ve seen recently.
I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge for the month of April. The idea is to post every day, except Sundays, and end up with one post for each letter of the alphabet. It’s a good challenge to help me to blog every day.