4/29/2007

Hyacinthus orientalis

Hyacinthus orientalisLeft: Hyacinthus orientalus; click for larger image

(Toledo, OH) One of the many joys of springtime is the emergence of flowers long since dormant. Among my favorite flowers are hyacinths, which are named after the Greek deity Hyacinth.

The hyacinth flower is associated with rebirth in a number of mythological traditions, and their reappearance each spring is certainly in keeping with this metaphor.

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Blogger Hooda Thunkit said...

And some varieties are as full as a new brush; almost cylinder-like.

And, the colors ;-)

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