Friday, February 25, 2011

Hyacinths To Feed Thy Soul

"If of thy mortal goods thou art bereft,

and from thy slender store
two loaves to thee alone are left,

sell one, and with the dole,

buy hyacinths to feed thy soul."
~Muslih-uddin Sadi
13th Century Persian Poet

My bulbs bloomed this February in the kitchen window.
Oh, how I love hyacinths!



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21 comments:

Vintage Gal said...

The Hyacynths are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing these pics. Just what I needed to see today from the land of ice and snow ;-)

Vintage Gal said...

The Hyacynths are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing these pics. Just what I needed to see today from the land of ice and snow ;-)

Sonia said...

Gorgeous!!! I bet they smell wonderful! They are some of my favorites. Have a lovely weekend!!

Miss Bloomers

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I bet they smell wonderful! I need to run to the store and pick some spring bulbs up!

The Tablescaper said...

Oh so pretty. Love the bulb vases. I have some tucked away. You inspired me to bring them out.

- The Tablescaper

aneyefordetail said...

Hyacinths, and Paper Whites, absolutely MAKE the winter! And now mine are about to bloom outside. Oh spring, it's so wonderful!

Kathysue said...

Delores, Oh the sweet fragrance of the hyacinth.Yours are so beautiful in you green bulb vases, Love them!!!! Happy weekend,Kathysue

Johanna said...

Hello Delores,
so nice to read that poem. I ever loved the blogname of Sarah's blog and now I know this sweet poem. Indeed this scent feeds the thursty soul after winter. I love Hyacinths.
Greetings, Johanna

Marlis said...

I had some in my windows too. What a wonderful scent when you walk in the kitchen or stand by the sink. Yours are fabulous.

Kate said...

Your hyacinths bring a smile...they are beautiful!

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

They ARE lovely!!! Also---your birds nests; whoa! Do you find them? Or are they "man made?" I NEVER see real nests and so would love to. A beautiful post this beautiful Friday!!

Lori E said...

Such a wonderful heady aroma. It amazes me every time I see them blooming right out of a container of water.

Bonnie said...

Delores, What a perfect way to describe hyacinths! I agree about "feeding the soul" and have such fond memories of them from childhood at my aunts house. I have them coming up in my garden now but I haven't bent down to drink in their luscious scent.

Love them in your urns flanked by your birds nest in cloches. I must write on my calender to remember to buy more bulbs for inside next year. Your window sill is divine. I haven't heard the poem before but it is beautiful. As always-Great Post!

Sarah said...

Delores, you must know that this post is making me smile. I've been enjoying blooming hyacinths too. One of my favorite flowers. Wonder why? ;-)
Thank you for sharing yours and the words of Sadi's beautiful poem, obviously another favorite here. ~ Sarah

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I have rolled this poem out many times over the years. It is one of my favorites. Lovely pics to go with it! Hugs- Diana

A Toile Tale said...

Delores -
These are indeed a family favorite. I send them occassionally to our daughter and she carries them from room to room with her, so as to enjoy the fragrance wherever she is. She especially loves to have them by her bedside at night. I always plant them by the front door, in hopes that any visitor feels the favor of spring the minute they arrive.
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Privet and Holly said...

Me too,
me too!
I bet they
smell amazing,
as well!
Happy Weekend,
xx Suzanne

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Beautiful photos. Just love Hyacinths...their aroma is intoxicating. I didn't get mine going this year with my move. I miss them so...thank you for sharing yours.
Have a lovely weekend.
Cathleen

French-Kissed said...

Beautiful!

~jermaine

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How lovely! It is nice to have yuor own personal touch of spring in your window sill! Love those green vases! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Designs By Pinky said...

Delores, can you tell me when you "planted" the hyacinths in the vases? I would love to get some of these vases and do this next year! Yours are gorgeous, I can almost smell their sweet fragrance!!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

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