In my continuing quest to learn photoshop and my journey through the alphabet for the A to Z Challenge, I have come to hyacinth.  It’s one of my favorite flower!  There are some little ones blooming in my backyard right now.  I love the way they are lots of flowers in one and I love their scent, colors and form (let’s see, did I miss anything) .

In my backyard–at dusk

They symbolize sport or play, also constancy and sincerity.  The name comes from a Greek myth where a Greek lad named Hyakinthos was loved by both Apollo and Zephyr, the god of the west wind.  One day, when Apollo was teaching Hyakinthos to throw the discus, Zephyr, in a jealous rage, blew the discus into Hyakinthos’ head and killed him.  Apollo named the hyacinth after the flower that grew from Hyakinthos’ blood.

And there you have it!

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I am a writer, handworker, artist and teacher (a WHAT!), and a mom of two beautiful daughters who are amazingly 17 and 21. I am working on getting my first book, a fantasy novel for young people, published and am busy spinning on my new spinning wheel. I have been a Waldorf early childhood teacher for 10 years now, and before that, I was a lawyer. Teaching is much more fun.

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