Saturday, 27 March 2010

My blue phase




Here, as promised, photos of my gorgeous hyacinth.

M. says they were really cheap from Tesco but I think they are wonderful.

The little florets are a delicate, lilacy blue with a waxy, velvety smoothness.




Three bulbs have produced four stems of blooms and their perfume fills my house. I know lots of folk find it over powering and it even causes hay fever like symptoms for some.


I wonder if I can use them as inspiration for my craft work. Maybe a wisp or two of silk might "dumf" nicely - watch this space!

14 comments:

Wipso said...

Thank you for blogging them cos you know all too well if i was in the same room as them i would be unable to breath. They are just so pretty :-) A x

VINTAGE HEART said...

HI, so beatiful and great photoghaphy , I can actually smell them!. I lived in on the Isle of angelsey for 7 years, so we have done a reverse ,me to yorks and you wales, there was no need to move just because I came back!!!!best wishes Linda. Ps ... your very talented love your cards...

mckinkle said...

Superb photography!
They are such a beautiful flower both in colour and fragrance.
I think having a scent even if a little strong is better than most flowers that we buy these days that have no scent at all!

Looking forward already to seeing how they influence you!

Keryn x

BumbleVee said...

they really are beautiful blooms... great shots of them....

佩怡 said...

If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.............................................

Pearly Queen said...

I love the scent of hyacinths, but they are hard to buy over here. Proper florists are REALLY expensive and the supermarkets sell flowers in rather odd bouquets...

ADonald466 said...

I love hyacinths ..... but they make me sneeze, so I can't have them in the house!!

diney said...

Not quite sure how I found you but I just LOVE blue hyacinths - they remind me of my Mum. Great photos - I really must get myself a better camera (a bad workman.....!!)

Fire Byrd said...

How could I resist that challenge!
Good to meet you. And what fantastic photos I can almost smell them from here.
They are such evocative plants of childhood memories when we grew them in glass containers in the cupboards at school.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

They're beautiful Twiglet, I can almost smell them ;)
Anne xx

Linby said...

ooh lovely, I can imagine the scent now.
Linbyx

Paula Gale said...

how lovely are these - would make some great pics...

Paula x x x

p.s. word verification is peest LOL

Calico Kate said...

These are gorgeous flowers Twiglet - photos are pretty good too!
CKx

peggy gatto said...

glorious!!!!