Gift of Beauty

I have been enjoying an early birthday present this week.

Four years ago, my friend Rachel gave me a potted amaryllis bulb for my birthday. It wasn't in bloom at the time, and it would be a year before we discovered the color of its flowers: A joyous shade of peachy-orange with a light green center. Well worth the year-long wait.

Amazingly, it's bloomed every year since. The flowers just opened up this week, and thanks to the surprisingly abundant sunshine, I was finally able to get some good pictures. Here are some of my favorites:

Happy early birthday to me!


  1. Extremely pretty, every year? Wow, that would be on my Christmas list this year.

  2. My hardy mum is in bloom as well. Not as sophisticated as your beautiful amaryllis, but it has great meaning to me as a symbol of resurrection and rebirth. Hooray for yearly reminders that death is conquered and that life has won! And happy early birthday to you!

  3. ahhh...that IS Beautiful! Of course, you capture it so well...Happy Birthday (soon), dear Friend.


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