Monday, May 5, 2014

The Grapes That Weren't

Right now, the grape hyacinths are in bloom. They are totally stunning. These are just a few of the ones around town. They are called grape hyacinths because they look like tiny grapes. But look closely and see the delicate white edging on the bottom of the "grapes". In fact, they belong to the lily family and are native to Greece and Asia.



“And when you cut the grapes in your vineyard, don’t take every last grape—leave a few for the foreigner, the orphan, and the widow.”
Deuteronomy 24

29 comments:

Linda said...

They are indeed stunning, Ginny, and I love the white edges!

reana claire said...

Beautiful!! They look like grapes only that they are flowers.. thanks for showing them here.. an eye opener for me..

Ann said...

They are pretty. The ones in my yard haven't bloomed yet but I always enjoy their arrival

From the Kitchen said...

I love it when these stunningly blue beauties appear!

Best,
Bonnie

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh wow those grape hyacinths are rather stunning. Lots of bold color there!!

Sandra said...

they are wonderful and gorgeous.. i love that first photo with the little birds and flowers and grass and sunshine. my kind of spring pic.. would make a great card... happy spring time.....

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Breathtaking!!!!

Shug said...

I always enjoy the scriptures that you leave everyday. Such beautiful pics of the grape hyacinths. Enjoy your day Ginny...
shug

DawnTreader said...

Good name for them. Our Swedish name for them translates 'pearl' hyacinth.

Lady Jane said...

So pretty. I love these and need to put some in my spring garden.

Tamago said...

They are indeed beautiful! And they do look like grapes - grape hyacinths is perfect name for them! Love your close-up photo. They have such lovely blue/purple colors with white edging :-)

Rose said...

They are beautiful!

Patsy said...

One or in mass they are beautiful.
Great color!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You've really captured their beauty so well! Love the verse, too.

Jeanne said...

These are beautiful! They remind me of our Texas Bluebonnets. So pretty against the bright green!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh wow! You have beautiful pictures of these little flowers.

Chris Scheuer said...

These are some of my favorite flowers, so brilliant and beautiful. Love those close up shots, so intricate too. We have a truly amazing Creator!!

S. Etole said...

What a patch of color they make. My mother use to raise some but they didn't flourish like these. Simply beautiful.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Stunning is the word for them, they do look like grapes

Small Kucing said...

There are gorgeous. I cant help thinking of stories in Enid Blyton's book about fairies when i sees these

SquirrelQueen said...

I love your photos of these beautiful little flowers Ginny. You found a field of them where as I only have a handful in my garden. Great close up of the little bells!

DeniseinVA said...

One of my favorites Ginny. Your photos are a delight, love the bird bath one and your header. Have a great day :)

Ruth Kelly said...

They are just lovely!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What fabulous colors! I just love that purple/blue.

George said...

You have some beautiful grape hyacinths. We only have a few in our yard.

Dee said...

wow....

Chatty Crone said...

Those are beautiful - I don't think I have ever seen those before - where do you find all these beautiful things Ginny?

Chatty Crone said...

Those are beautiful - I don't think I have ever seen those before - where do you find all these beautiful things Ginny?

LC said...

I have not seen those before. You are giving me a case of the "blues," happy blues, that is.