These are my hyacinths! I snapped this picture after a full day of snow and freezing rain the previous day - they are so resilient!
I'm always amazed in late February when I see the first signs of these lovely flowers popping up through the snow. It's a wonderful reminder that winter is coming to an end and the warmth of Spring is on it's way!
I look forward to these hyacinths every year for their adorable pedals and their intoxicating aroma - though I am the first to admit that they can be so strong that they're kind of "stinky", haha.
There are pink, purple (blue), and white hyacinths in my garden. This year though, my white hyacinths have turned Yellow! I've never seen a yellow hyacinth before, but like everything else in life, flowers change. What doesn't change, for me at least, is what they bring: Promises.
The promise of warmth.
The promise of longer days.
The promise of time spent outside.
The promise of fresh air coming in through my open windows.
The promise of birds singing me awake in the morning.
The Promise of Spring!
Summer might be my favorite season (yes, I love the heat and I'll take the humidity over cold any day), but I love Spring with all of its newness, freshness, and growth.
The beginning of Spring this year has been dampened by the pandemic, but these hyacinths remind me that God is here and so is Spring!
Happy Wednesday, my friends!