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Friday, March 26, 2010

Butterflies and bumble bees

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The other day I wanted to buy some flowers for the house to get that feel of springtime inside. The last flower I wanted to buy though was hyacinths, as I have had them inside all winter in the attempt to  break up all that bleak icy blue and white we've been surrounded by for three months. Anyhow... I found an offer on hyacinths that I couldn't resist and today when I went in the garden for a cup of coffee to enjoy a bit of spring sun I brought the hyacinths along to enjoy this gorgeous pink color.

Well, not long went by before a butterfly (the first this year!) landed on the hyacinths and it was the most delightful spring sight. And along came another butterfly... and a bumble bee (also the first this year!)... and loads more bumble bees. I swear that every little flower got sucked for pollen and I got completely lost in time and space watching them. And so the pleasure of winter hyacinths continue - only now they serve an even better purpose!

Above, it's the first butterfly and first bee in action.

2 comments:

sunshine said...

Such beautiful flowers make anybody happy, specially the butterfly and the bumble bee. Have a wonderful weekend!

Anna E said...

Amazing such impact the colour and smell of these hyacinths have. For the butterflies and the bee it must have been a heavenly treat, since I doubt they find such flowers and colour outdoors in the garden yet - at least not here in Denmark. :-)