Saturday, May 14, 2011
Hyacinth colors nearly a rainbow...
Today at the Farmer's Market in Union Square there was a stall selling
these crazy-colored hyacinth flowers. Took them to the studio in the
afternoon and did a few pics. Tried a few different situations in terms
of lighting and composition. Think I like the darker blue background
pic the best.
And I can't understand why there are still hyacinth at the NYC Union
Square Farmer's Market. Seem like they should be way past the
flowering stage. Must be greenhouse grown.
ps. I did a little research on hyacinth (poisonous bulbs and native to
western Iran and Turkmenistan) when I got home. How did
I spend my whole life not knowing the greek mythology for Hyacinth?
He was the beautiful boy lover of Apollo. Hyacinth was out one day
sporting with the god Apollo and was killed by Apollo's discus when
it fell from the sky and hit Hyacinth on the head. Ouch!