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.