Monday, May 19, 2014

Spanish Beauties





Now I want to show you another kind of bluebells, Spanish Scilla, or Spanish Bluebells. And yes, they are from Spain and Portugal! See how different the little bell is from the other bluebell? This one has a rather scalloped edge, where the other bells were smooth. These are sometimes called "Fairy Thimbles" and are rung to summon the fairies to their conventions. They are also symbols of humility and gratitude.

“Dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline.”

Colossians 3

22 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

These bluebells look like they are ready for a fancy ball with their frilly petals. I love what you did to the photo you used as a header Ginny!

Weekend-Windup said...

Bluebells looks very beautiful. The name suits it very much!

reana claire said...

Yes, real beauties here too, Ginny... all God's creations!

Ann said...

oh those are very pretty. I like the thought of ringing them to summon the fairies :)

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful images, beautiful compositions:) Greetings

Margaret Adamson said...

Blue Beauties, all of them

Margaret Adamson said...

Blue Beauties, all of them

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow those are some very beautiful bluebells. Wow. I have never seen those here in KY.

From the Kitchen said...

Love them. I wish there was more blue in nature!!

Best,
Bonnie

Tamago said...

Wow the Spanish Bluebells are so beautiful! Love their color. How lovely they are rung to summon fairies. There must be many fairies flying around the flower :-)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...and, I think I like THESE better than the other bluebells. Pretty images.

DeniseinVA said...

Gorgeous photos of an exquisite little flower. I love bluebells and am thankful they grow in Virginia also. Thanks for visiting! The little bug you asked about was near a wooded area. I am not sure how far the range is but I hope you get to see one like him some day. Nature is full of wonder :) Have a great rest of the week Ginny :)

Ruth Kelly said...

Very pretty. I don't believe I have ever seen or noticed a bluebell with a scalloped edge.

Linda said...

So lovely, Ginny!

crafty cat corner said...

I love them and your new header too.
Briony
x

Rose said...

Gorgeous, Ginny. Just absolutely beautiful.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These flowers have such a delicate beauty.

Small Kucing said...

what a wonderful surprise when i open your page suddenly saw so many blue beauties. I love it :)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love these little beauties, Ginny, and I love your header, too! The flowers look so delicate.

DawnTreader said...

They're beautiful - and I love the name fairy thimble :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I never realized these were another variety of bluebell. Very pretty - they do make me think of fairies.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Very pretty!