Friday, January 25, 2008

Hyacinth Cam

If, of thy mortal goods, thou art bereft
And from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left
Sell one, and from the dole
Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.

-Muslih-uddin Sadi

At Trader Joe's, hyacinths are cheaper than bread. So last weekend I bought this one, on a whim.

I wish I'd taken its picture when I bought it - just a little stump surrounded by a few leaves. It's been getting taller every day, and yesterday it started to look blue.

This morning it looked even bluer, and by afternoon it looked like this. As I write this, tonight, almost all of the blossoms have started to pop open. I'm looking forward to seeing what it looks like tomorrow!


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