Day 21


Well, day 21 found me so sick that I could barely lift my head, let alone plan a photo of the day.  I could have photographed my Kleenix pile, the drool on my pillow, the empty Alka Seltzer packets but I went back to sleep instead.  And so what should have been day 22 is now day 21.

This spectacular plant is highly-appraised for its strong fragrance. Coming in vast array of colors, it makes perfect bedding, bordering and cut plants.

Still not feeling up to par, but managed to get out to the back yard and yank a couple of flowers up to bring into the house for a quick photo session in between sneezes and coughs.

Hyacinth was a beautiful youth loved by both the god Apollo and the West Wind, Zephyr. Apollo and Hyacinth took turns at throwing the discus. Hyacinth ran to catch it to impress Apollo, but he was struck by the discus as it fell to the ground, and died.A twist in the tale makes the wind god Zephyrusresponsible for the death of Hyacinth. The youth's beauty caused a feud between Zephyrus and Apollo. Jealous that Hyacinth preferred the radiant archery god Apollo, Zephyrus blew Apollo's discus off course, so as to injure and kill Hyacinth. Apollo did not allow Hadesto claim Hyacinth. Instead, Apollo made a flower, the hyacinth, from Hyacinth's spilled blood

I picked some pink and white hyacinths, a daffodil, violets, periwinkles, azaleas and grape hyacinths.  The pink and white hyacinths smelled heavenly…

Order: Asparagales• Family: Hyacinthaceae• Genus: Hyacinthus

Kingdom: Plantae • Division: Magnoliophyta •Class: Liliopsida
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