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Thursday, December 26, 2013

They Said It Would Bloom . . .

 

and it did just that



December 22
(the white you see on the right edge is window and snow reflection)

 
December 22


December 23


December 24


December 24


December 25
 
 

the stalk was being propped up by table knives
so I cut the amaryllis late on Christmas Day
and added it to some greens on the dining room table
the cut glass pitcher was my grandmothers
four flower blooms on the one stalk
another stalk on the same plant
will be busting out soon

my mom always had an amaryllis at home at Christmas time
I didn't appreciate it much then . . . now I do
I wish we were enjoying Christmas
and this flower together
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16 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Lovely blooms, it is gorgeous, Lynne!

Barb said...

Perfect timing. Perfect arrangememt. Very lovely!

Ela said...

Such a beautiful flower and very original, Greetings

TexWisGirl said...

i've only had one one year, but it was lovely.

Gail said...

Beautiful. My mom grew them too.

Pamela Gordon said...

It came out beautifully and just in time for Christmas too! I hope the other blooms opens for you. Lucky you! I have one and it is growing faster each day.

Carol said...

Gorgeous! I love amaryllis and forced them every year, but have stopped. They are poisonous to cats and my two love to chomp leaves.

Liz said...

So pretty! We were just looking at pictures of Christmas past. My grandmother always had 2 or 3 in bloom.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Absolutely stunning! Definitely perfect timing.

Lynn said...

very impressive blooms-perfect for season!

Nancy Claeys said...

I have three in the porch -- lots of green, but no blooms yet. Yours is gorgeous Lynne!

GardenOfDaisies said...

It's lovely! My Mom grows Amaryllis (pink and red) every Christmas, too. I need to get one for next year and add a new tradition to our family's Christmas season.

Nancy said...

Your Amaryllis is just beautiful, Lynne. I think it's wonderful that you've carried on your mother's tradition. Love it, my friend.

the⋆silver⋆of⋆His⋆fining said...

Beautiful! A bit of bright color in contrast to the snow :)

Olive said...

Beautiful. Here I can plant mine and they bloom the summer after next.

Cindy said...

This is so beautiful, I love that simple things we have remind us so much of our moms.