22 responses

  1. These look like Grape Hyacinth (at least what we call them over here). A lovely shot. Crazy temperatures over here, change is happening daily

    March 23, 2012 at 8:32 am

    • I had no idea what to call them, Andy…thank you for the suggestion. After seeing that both you and Orples said the same thing, I googled the flower and found tons of pictures on line that look identical. I’ve heard about your temperatures over there, too…seems to be happening in many unusual places.

      March 23, 2012 at 4:49 pm

  2. Pretty little grape hyacinths … close up their little knobs look like star sapphires, don’t they?

    March 23, 2012 at 9:17 am

    • They do rather look like little star sapphires, Marcy. 🙂

      March 23, 2012 at 4:47 pm

  3. fantastic colors you got there 🙂

    March 23, 2012 at 10:07 am

    • Thank you, Filipe…I really like the rich purple. 🙂

      March 23, 2012 at 4:47 pm

  4. Hi Scott, What sort of flower is this? Would like to see the after.. 🙂

    March 23, 2012 at 10:40 am

    • Hey there, Chillbrook…I’m told by two other readers that they are “grape Hyacinths.” It shouldn’t be too difficult to get the after shots. 🙂

      March 23, 2012 at 4:46 pm

  5. Gorgeous photography!

    March 23, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    • Thank you, Cee. 🙂

      March 24, 2012 at 6:40 am

  6. Almost is the right word!

    March 24, 2012 at 7:34 am

    • I thought so, too, Madhu…thank you. 🙂

      March 24, 2012 at 7:49 am

  7. Really beautiful. Glad to get a taste of spring with flowers ready to bloom. Wonderful!

    March 24, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    • Thank you, Erica. 🙂

      March 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm

  8. Great macro shot. I know those flowers well, and assume that you were face down on the ground while shooting them. That’s also how I spent most of my day today.

    March 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    • I think I got lucky with these, Allen; I was actually walking street-level and the flowers were in an elevated yard on a hill that sloped downward from the house to a brick retaining wall that was about three to four feet above the sidewalk. It made for easy picture-taking. Thank you. 🙂

      March 24, 2012 at 5:52 pm

  9. Lovely shot! We used to have lots of Grape Hyacinths in the garden when I was little! It took me back! Love the “starry” details before they fully burst into flower!

    March 25, 2012 at 4:29 am

    • Thank you, Dreams and Zeros…Black Cherry blossoms and moss do that for me…right back to childhood…fun times playing beneath the trees. 🙂

      March 25, 2012 at 2:27 pm

  10. George Weaver

    WOW. These are good enough to eat like candy on a stick. I love these flowers and I especially love this macro view of them. Ah, it’s spring again… Where do the years go?

    March 25, 2012 at 4:33 am

    • They do look like candy, don’t they George? And yes, it is spring again…amazing how that happens…and they just keep going and going. 🙂

      March 25, 2012 at 2:28 pm

  11. I wouldn’t say “almost”–they’re just what they are supposed to be at this stage in their lives. And they are quite lovely as they are in your photograph. Which is why you made it and shared it with us. Future stages will likely be be beautiful, too, but I, for one–and certainly the plants–are happy that you chose to present them in their present form.

    March 26, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    • Yes, Gary, they are exactly what they are supposed to be at this stage…thank you for your nice words. 🙂

      March 27, 2012 at 6:59 am

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