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AND TONIGHT!!! THE HYACINTHS!!!

STUDIO WEATHER AGAIN!

We always have a smaller studio in our home, in between things there is time for some of my favourite photography, playing with lights...

 

One of the many different compositions and combinations I tried.

The name hyacinth comes from the Greek Hyakinthos, a handsome young man who in Greek mythology was loved by the sun god Apollo. One day they were practising throwing the discus but the jealous god of the West Wind, who was also in love with Hyakinthos, blew the discus back and it fatally wounded him. From his blood grew a flower which the god Apollo named after him.

The bulbs were first brought to Western Europe in the 16th century and were first cultivated in Austria in the 1500's. During the 17th and 18th centuries, like the tulip, it was to be found only in the collections of very rich flower collectors. Because of the hyacinth's pervasive perfume (used in perfumerie in France), the bulbs were exorbitantly expensive.

Their heady fragrance, their delicacy and their inimitable spring feeling make them very desirable.

Thanx, M, (*_*)

  

FOR MORE see HERE:

 

magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/12/1.html

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Uploaded on May 21, 2009