Thursday, December 3, 2009

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!


3 comments:

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

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  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!

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

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