I bought these hyacinths six days ago when I spotted them in the supermarket for two pounds.
Three bulbs, nestling in cosy green moss and potted up in an unattractive brown plastic pot.
In my mind, I could immediately picture them hoiked out of the unattractive brown plastic pot and popped into an old Cornishware bowl that I bought last month, also for a couple of pounds. Could see the potential for a Bowl of Cheerfulness.
I deliberated for an unspeakable amount of time over which colour bulbs to go for. Should I choose pink, blue or white? Blue, pink or white? Pink? Hmm no, maybe too old-ladyish. Blue? Hmm no, not blue enough, too inspid. White? Hmm, yes, I think I will do something very unusual for me and go for a non-colour. So white it shall be.
I love the speed at which indoor bulbs grow. Feel that if I sit and stare at them intently enough I will actually be able to observe growth.
See today, after six days indoors how they are already opening up, spreading their glossy green leaves?
I love the anticipation here, the watching, the waiting, the promise of the flowers to come.
That scent which I know will fill the room.
It has to be said, J hates hyacinths. In fact he pretty much hates all scented flowers with perhaps the exception of old fashioned roses. He said some very unsavoury things about my beloved sweet peas in the summer, with reference to old ladies underwear.
He will not be looking forward to these flowers opening.
He will curse them every time he walks into the room.
But truthfully, as much as I love and adore my husband, I care not that his nose will be offended.
I am looking forward to them. Very much.
This morning I have been sitting in my armchair in the light of the bay window, making and photographing crochet flowers. The pattern will come tomorrow.
I have to say I was/am so thrilled with the response to my shared crochet patterns last week. Was thrilled to bits to find myself on the Craftzine blog (many thanks to Rachel of One Pretty Thing also for featuring the hexagons), and to find this today over at Flickr.
Wonderful. You are all wonderful.
Thankyou, thankyou, I am going to go and eat lunch now, see you tomorrow