Some gifts seem to be born directly from heaven. I would count the flowering bulbs among such delights. Their very nature is to give beauty in the most unexpected of places and times. In the middle of a snowy winter little leafy bulbs push through the frozen soil and prepare to dazzle with an early springtime display that entices the senses.
It’s still too early for such activity from the bulbs in the front garden, but thanks to forced blooms available at the store, we can enjoy a little sample of spring in January. Our local Krogers had these lovely arrangements of tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths.
It’s been a joy to watch the blooms progress and they are in the height of their glory now. When I took these pictures, the hyacinth was still largely comprised of buds. It’s completely open now and you can smell it’s heady fragrance in the whole room. It’s stalk is so heavy with sweet blooms that it can’t even hold itself up!
The lovely bouquet is a breath of spring and a promise of what’s to come.
Blessings to you,