Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Gustafson's Hyacinth

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Seattle is awash right now in spring bloom. I thought I'd share with you a gift that keeps on giving (beauty, fragrance, metaphors to think about).
A sprouted bulb given to us as a Valentine's Day gift by friends, we planted it outdoors and are enjoying its fragrance at full bloom now. So many gifts to enjoy, just by opening our eyes or breathing it in.

Seattle is a gardener's paradise and boasts the lovely Washington Park Arboretum & Botanical Garden. I hope in the next couple of weeks to share with you shots of the magnificent cherry trees and blossoms that put on a spectacular April show there each year, and the cherry trees in the quad at the University of Washington,


Mandi said...

I don't think I've seen this type of flower before. It's beatiful and looks quite delicate.

~tanty~ said...

It's so white, clean and beautiful! I like it a lot.

Dsole said...

wow, Kim this is really beautiful!
i'll come back to see more of your gifts! ;)

Z said...

Lovely! I too can't resist posting photos of the flowers growing us here in Switzerland.

Kim said...

Mandi, it's a close up of a hyacinth, a common spring bulb, so maybe you've seen them. Thanks!

Tanty, Many thanks for your kind comments!

Dsole, you are so funny! thanks.

Z, I bet they look spectacular. Yours is such a lovely country. Is this the time of year for edelweiss?

KittyKat said...

Beautiful detail!

Kim said...

Thanks a bunch KittyKat!