Thursday, March 17, 2011

More spring colors

We get a small patch of grape hyacinths every spring.  They're truly beautiful.  Some folks confuse them with bluebonnets, which is Texas' state flower, but they appear several weeks before the bluebonnets do and are considerably darker in hue.
This next photo is just for the Irish and/or St. Patrick's Day celebrators.  Not 4-leafers this time but lovely just the same.
And then one more red bud just because I like 'em!

 

35 comments:

A Rural Journal said...

Everything is really starting to burst with color at your place. Love this! Keem 'em coming. :)

Feral Female said...

I`m so enjoying your glorious colors!

Sandra said...

beautiful burst of brilliant color. yippee spring is sprung

Dani said...

lovely vibrant colors.
Beautiful photos.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Sniff. Bluebonnet season is one thing I really miss about Texas.

Snapper II said...

Gorgeous, I can't pick a favorite one cause I love them all.
The red buds are beautiful.

Judy said...

Hyacinths are another favorite of mine...I just love their scent. So much color...Yeah! I can't wait till we head down there to Houston in April to see our son and his family.

Jan n Jer said...

I love those little grape hyacinths...wish they bloomed just a little longer. Great photos...Happy St Patty's day to you n yours!

Shifan said...

Hi,
Nice Macros. I like Blue color pictures most. Is it blue or purple?????????????

Allison said...

I'm so glad to know those are called grape hyacinths! I've always called them bluebells. Beautiful pictures!!

Millie said...

Very beautiful. We're mostly seeing brown around here yet.

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. We are still enjoying "shades of brown" here :)

sproutnwings said...

Just a reminder of the beautiful colors nature offers. Stunning really.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Love the color of the grape hyacinth! :D

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Grape hyacinths are beautiful!

Dawn said...

Hey! I get grape hyacinths way up here. Uhh...but mine don't show up until May.
(And we got 2 more inches of snow again.....)

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, Beautiful photos today! Love the blue ... such a dark blue ... wonderful. Enjoying your blog and thanks for comments on mine. Happy St Patrick's Day to you! John

bon bon said...

ah, spring!! our temps are making an effort, and the crocus are just peeking from the ground. i think i see the light at the end of the tunnel...

Canyon Girl said...

Spring has truly come to Texas and I can't wait to see the blue bonnets. Samson is blogging all about you today, so you have to check him out and let him know, OK.--Inger

Clint said...

Beautiful.

Flora said...

I love Hyacinths! They are gorgeous! And you have them already? The trip is slowing a bit and I am having a bit more time to visit blogs...Beautiful pictures and scenery!

Tricia said...

my mom has a couple of these bloom every spring & they don't stick around long, either! they're very pretty, tho! =)

Terra said...

I see by these gorgeous blooms that spring is arriving at your home.

CATHERINE said...

Merci pour vos gentils commentaires !
Ces fleurs sont rès jolies, enfin, cela fait très plaisir !
Amitiés
Catherine

Terry said...

Howdy Sweet Lady

Wow those are awesome images.
I am so giddy with the thought of spring arriving.Our grape hyacinths finally started blooming this week just as the last of my daffodils have stopped .Thank you so much for sharing all the lovely eye candy with us today.
Happy St.Patricks day to you and a super blessed rest of the week.
Until next time
Happy Trails

Deb said...

of course you have to throw in a little pink...

Martha Z said...

Your climate must be similar to ours as the muscari and redbud are blooming here as well.

Naturedigital said...

I love your beautiful flowers.
About time for spring to fill our lives with some color.'
Costas

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Ah, the beauty of flowers.Thanks for sharing these.

Woody said...

Thanks for the sneak peek!

Marvin said...

Beautiful ... your spring color is three or so weeks ahead of ours.

Inger-M said...

How wonderful to finally see such lovely colors!

LB @ BulletsandBiscuits said...

Grape hyacinths are one of my favorite....and a tell tale spring is around the corner for us!

Debbie said...

periwinkle...i love the hues of purple. beautiful, just beautiful!!!!

Rose said...

Love these...would have been some that I would have taken!

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