Happy Easter Flowers

Blue hyacinth

Hyacinths, because my Grandparents always had them at Easter.

Hyacinths and

Their small house was always overpowered by the heavy fragrance of hyacinths.

Blue and purple hyacinth

And now, each year, I make sure that my small place is, too.

Pane yellow daffodils

And daffodils, because they are like little cups of happiness.

Daffodils of many different shades of yellow, orange, white and coral

Get a bunch of them together and oh, how they gossip.

White and

They know how to enjoy life.

Yellow daffodil in afternoon

Cute and bright smiles of sunshine.

Happy Easter!

Pink or Magenta Flowers: Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge

Hardy mums, chrysanthemum
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.

Pale pink hyacinths in a vase
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.

Hydrangeas in fall
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.

Japanese cherry blossom pink
But I always notice the cherry blossoms in spring.

pink tulips bouquet
Sometimes you need to get a flower fix at the grocery store.

Lilly and black eyed Susan's
And sometimes they are growing right outside your door.

pink bleeding hearts flowers
Sometimes they are bleeding hearts

Rose wet with rain next to stem of a cut rose
Or broken hearts.

And sometimes…
pale pink peony

…sometimes they are peonies.
pink peony opening side view

Long-stemmed hyacinth?

Fresh cut pink hyacinths

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.

Pale pink hyacinths in a vase

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.

Y is for Yellow Flowers

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.

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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.