Saturday, May 1, 2021

The Blues

 The Virginia Bluebells are in bloom now. The unopened buds are pink, then they turn blue after opening.




According to an old myth, fairies used bluebells to lure and trap people passing by in the woods – especially children.



I couldn't resist adding this last photo, even though I did not take it - I found it online.

Bluebells were said to ring when Faeries were summoning their kin to a gathering;  but if a human heard the sound, or saw them,  it would be their death knell.


22 comments:

MadSnapper said...

your photos of the bluebells are gorgeous.. I don't think i have ever seen them. that field of them is beautiful. looks like it might be a cemetery

Hootin' Anni said...

Pretty, pretty, and MORE pretty. I like your added commentary too.

Rose said...

They are beautiful..my blooms have ben over and done with for a while now.

Martha said...

They are so beautiful! I've never seen them in person. Such a pretty color combination. I especially love the shot on your header. :)

George said...

These blue bells are gorgeous.

Inger said...

Spring has arrived for sure, flowers spreading out all across the country.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Ohhh happy, happy sigh...

I'd rather see them, as Faerie dresses. -smile-

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Ruth Hiebert said...

They are very cute little flowers.

Ann Thompson said...

Very pretty.

Mari said...

Oooh! They are so pretty! I never knew about the pink before they open.

Shug said...

Oh my...so much beauty! Love the Blue. all of the photos are so pretty

Linda said...

You have Bluebells and we have bluebonnets! Both are so pretty!!

Reanaclaire said...

Thanks for sharing... indeed they are so sweet, from pink to blue.. what a beautiful sight!

photowannabe said...

These are so pretty and I love the myths that go along with them.
The closest we have to the bluebells are lupines.
Love the blue colors.
Sue

The Feminine Energy said...

Oh how beautiful, Ginny!! Perhaps I need to add bluebells to one of my garden patches. Thank you for the nudge. ~Andrea xoxo

Jeanette said...

Interesting and a little ominous about the bluebells but a beautiful flower anyway! That last picture is stunning!

CheerfulMonk said...

They’re beautiful. 😊

LC said...

Your closeups were lovely. And your borrowed photo was the icing on the cake of visual treats!

Carla from The River said...

Hi, I like that you added the old myth. Please share more of these with us.
:-)

DeniseinVA said...

A beautiful series Ginny! And I also liked the fairy myth.

Jenny the Pirate said...

Completely charming ... what a color! xoxo

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