old fleurs


one of many patches of spring flowers that pushed their way through the grass this year. there was nothing to indicate a bed of flowers was located in this area of our yard and i was so pleasantly surprised at my first spring in this home to see such beauty. i can’t recall what the tiny grape colored flowers are called, so if you know, please let me know.

“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.”
— Iris Murdoch said that

Comments (17):

  1. Elaine Hancock

    Mar 16, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    It is always exciting to see what comes up each spring. I know that the first year I lived in my present house, I was amazed at what came up. This is a beautiful spring image. I think that the purple flowers are Grape Hyacinth. I have some in my yard. Still waiting for them to appear.

  2. Harry

    Mar 16, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    a tangled and untended patch of flowers generates its own beauty

  3. Michael Skorulski

    Mar 17, 2018 at 12:25 am

    Like wild flowers they have made their own exciting appearance. A lovely image, Sherri.

  4. grouser

    Mar 17, 2018 at 5:23 am

    Grape is right. They are grape hyacinths. Our garden should look something like this too but spring is way behind here this year

  5. Maria-lina

    Mar 17, 2018 at 6:16 am

    Elles sont superbes! Bon week-end tout doux, gros bisous!

  6. ruthiebear

    Mar 17, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Yes, grape hyacinths. We have those also. I love this simple beauty

  7. Willem

    Mar 17, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    A beautiful photo of these wild flowers, the tiny grape colored flowers are blue grape in dutch: blauwe druifje.

    Muscari botryoides is a bulbous perennial plant of the genus Muscari and one of a number of species and genera known as grape hyacinth. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental plant.

  8. Nicou

    Mar 17, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Charmat tapis de petite fleurs printanières quelle finesse sueprbe.

  9. Michael Rawluk

    Mar 17, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    That is a lovely shot (Elaine beat me to the naming.)

  10. Steve

    Mar 17, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    A lovely perspective on these spring flowers.

  11. Franz

    Mar 18, 2018 at 10:11 am

    What a pretty and refreshing sight, now that we have snow on the ground again – yes, on March 18!!!
    These are definitely grape hyacinths, and as some commenters have said before, I, too am waiting for mine to appear …

  12. Claudio

    Mar 18, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    A beautiful image, I also have a picture with those purple flowers in a cluster, can you tell me what they are called?

  13. Lewis

    Mar 18, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    A beautiful gathering of these strong and spontaneous bulb flowers.

  14. Elaine-

    Mar 19, 2018 at 3:09 am

    lovely!!! my faves are the one that look like over grown lilacs… i don’t know what they are called either 🙂

  15. Steven

    Mar 19, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Excellent pops of colors in these flowers!!

  16. Diane

    Mar 20, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    aren’t surprises a wonderful thing?


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