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An Amaryllis Blooming


I’ve been saving up this photo project as a special treat for all of you, my Dear Readers! Ever since Dec. 23rd, when my DH gave me this amaryllis plant, I’ve been taking a photo every day. Rebekah, my daughter , was just telling me this morning how tired she was getting of the drab winter skies..and how it made everything outside look dull and gray. I have to say, she was right! 

            Day 1         
Day 1 and 2

So we took some of my advice about beating the winter blues and cranked up..not the beach boys..but some rousing new country pop. It's not that sad stuff..but much more upbeat and family friendly (at least during the day).

       
Day 4 and 5


I took away the old dried flowers from the table and planted my bright red amaryllis right smack dab in the middle of the table.

  Day 8

Day 9
Then, since I was getting lunch ready for DH and his co-worker, I added the bowl of fruit..and orange carrots..etc.

Day 10 (2)

Day 10

I love bulbs better than any flower I know.
They are so cheerful, fresh, and full of the promise of Spring..

Day  10 (1)

Day 11

and the next thing you know, we are all dancing and singing all through the living room and kitchen!! (No photos--thank you!)

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   Day 15
 
final day

Day 18 and still blooming…

No more winter blues at our house today!
Hope my flowers will brighten your day too. :o)  Have a happy, cheerful,  lovely winter day!



While the earth remains,
Seedtime and harvest,
And cold and heat,
And summer and winter,
And day and night
Shall not cease.
-Genesis 8:22-

Linking with Cottage Flora Thursdays

Visit to see the most exquisite blooms ever! Her backyard is blooming left and right. :o)

and one of my favorite Linky Parties..My Romantic Home's Show and Tell Friday. It's the most amazing display of beautiful homes you will ever see!

What’s your favorite Winter bloom?

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11 comments:

Trudy Callan said...

Those are gorgeous, Donna.

Gloria said...

Excellent photos Donna. I love the way you captured this beautiful flower and it's journey into the world. Thanks so much, I enjoyed this very much.

4littleladybugs said...

How pretty. Your amaryllis is a perfect pick me up. I am starting to get anxious for Spring. :)

Donna said...

I'm glad you like it, everyone. It's made our home a lot brighter. I don't know I didn't buy three or four! Ha!

Beautifully Veiled said...

Donna, that is beautiful! Thanks for letting us in on this!! I'm not sure if I ever even looked at some of mine every day, so this was a reminder to appreciate them more next time!

Amy said...

i just love amaryllis blooms, esp. red!! forced bulbs are my favorite way to beat bleak winter blahs. i saw your comment on my mom's blog about andrew showing you some tips. you did a great job! and tell andrew i sure miss seeing his photography, he's quite talented!

Laura said...

Good Morning Donna,
What an amazing color on your amaryllis! So cheery on a wintry day...of course, your winters are a bit different than ours...but still, flowers cheer us up no matter where we live! I can just see you all dancing around the room...too bad you didn't snap a picture!

Have a blessed weekend,
Laura

Maria Killam said...

What a fun post to see the progress of a bulb flowering! Very cool. Thanks so much Donna for your comments on my posts the last couple days (I'm starting to wonder if I ever should have posted it, truly).
You are so great!
xoxo
Maria

Kerrie said...

Donna, I love this and Yes! It did brighten my day! Hugs, K

nanasknoll said...

This was so sweet.

Donna-my email address is
nledford60@gmail.com
I would love your explanation of the buttons-I am learning as I go. My computer expert for doing is my oldest daughter in Calif. My fix computer is here in Concho Valley. So am on phone a lot to figure out-but she is a stay at home mom with a 4 year old. My other daughter is a stay at home too as well as my Daughter in law. We all love being at home and enjoying our husbands, kids, grandkids, and even keeping house!

I am having problems with my computer-my piece for it is here-but must wait on my son to fix next week-end. So will work on buttons after.
Nina

Deb said...

Oh, Donna, that's beautiful. Every year I think I'll buy myself an amaryllis...and it doesn't happen. When I see them next CHRIST-mas...I'm gonna have to purchase one!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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