Wednesday, March 09, 2011

ABC Wednesday: Heavenly Horticulture

Purple hyacinths with yellow pansies.

“If, of thy mortal goods, thou art bereft,
And from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left,
Sell one and from the dole,
Buy Hyacinths to feed the soul”
~ Muslih-uddin Sadi

Pink hydrangea.

Dragoons, I tell you the white hydrangeas turn rust and go soon.
Already mid September a line of brown runs over them.
One sunset after another tracks the faces, the petals.
Waiting, they look over the fence for what way they go.
~Carl Sandburg

Rose...spicy...Honey Dijon

"They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream."
~ Ernest Dowson, (1867 - 1900)

Purple Heliotrope...the scent of vanilla. Posted by Picasa

"Perfumes are the feelings of flowers." ~ Heinrich Heine
To honor the coming of Spring and the changing of the hours, I look back at the wonderful flowers of last year with their heavenly fragrances and their handsome blossoms and I hope their beauty will soon honor us with their presence again.

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ABC Wednesday ~ Letter "H"
Nature's Notes


chubskulit said...

I love hyacinth, so pretty!

Come and see my letter H, have a nice day.

Rogerogreen said...

These are heavenly for sure.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I like you photos a lot! They're so crisp and vibrant. And, the compositions are so inviting. Thanks for sharing such luscious flowers. :-)

Ginny Hartzler said...

Oh, these pictures are some of the best I've ever seen you post!!! That rose!!! The heliotrope and the butterfly!! And what georgous verses!! I especially like the one by Dawson. And isn't it too true that hydrangeas rust!!

Nathalie said...

I love all of these blooms. Thanks for sharing them!


Sandra said...

hope i don't have to pick a favorite because all of these are gorgeous, brilliant color, great composition, true super shots. i think i love the color of ALL of them the best

Rebecca said...

Wonderful photos and the poems compliment the images perfectly! Thanks for sharing :)

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the heavenly horticulture. Spring is coming!

Ramblingwoods said...

How much I am looking forward to spring..Love that you caught what looks like a little skipper in the last photo..Michelle

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful flowers, specially the hydrangea. i really like the quite from Heine as well