Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Because you know you need it

And so do I! A little floral therapy during January never hurt anyone : )




Thank you Mary for putting the Paperwhite bug in my brain. It's been several years since I last enjoyed their lovely blooms and pungent smells. Now most of the flowers have gone by but a couple blooms are still showing their beauty on a daily basis.

I know I took some full view pictures of them in their container but where they went I have no idea! How could they just vanish into thin air?



And now my Amarylis



Woohoo!!! Doesn't that make your eyes POP! Every year my mom buys me one of these for Christmas. The colors vary but this year it is a peachy-orange color.



They may not smell but what a vision to look at!









It sure will be nice to see that first Dandelion in the Spring : )





17 comments:

Laura said...

So pretty they almost look fake! I'm ready for spring. Winter should only last a week!

Kallen305 said...

Gorgeous!! How I miss that vibrant color. I agree w/ Laura, winter should only be a week each year. ;o)

beth at aunties said...

They share made my eyes pop:) I almost bought paperwhites after Christmas, on a sale, and I should have. They are so beautiful! I really enjoy your photos Sharon. They look like they were hand painted by God himself. Perfection!
I also agree with Laura's statement. A one week winter would be great!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your flowers are so pretty, and thanks for sharing. I posted pictures on my blog, of our first snow of the season this morning - just a heavy dusting, and that was enough. I am ready for Spring now!
Glenda

Eve said...

OH thanks Sharon!! I have a paperwhite here just beginning to open! Got it for Christmas from Morgan. I'll be smelling it soon!

Stepping Thru said...

Sharon, they look almost artificial. They are so beautiful. I'm ready for some spring blooms.

Jayne said...

Oh, this made me smile and feel warm. :c)

Kerri said...

Oh, these are lovely!!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Nice...need to get me some winter flowers to help lift the oppression of these gray skies.

Di

Donna said...

Those are beautiful pictures of very beautiful flowers! I too find flowers to be a great pick-me-up in winter. Yesterday, in fact, I bought a bouquet of lavender daisies when I was grocery shopping. And last year I grew tulip bulbs in a glass vase during the the winter months. The tulips were so nice when they finally bloomed!

Bobbi Jo said...

I just love flowers and your pictures almost make it so I can smell them. Gorgeous!
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Anonymous said...

Oh such pretty pictures, I have not seen an orange Amarylis, it's so pretty orange is one of my fave colors.

Last year I was given a red one I was so sad when it died, I found a silk one in a glass vase it looks so real, its a beauty !! !!

Thanks for the peek at Spring :)

Kathy :)

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I sure wish my paperwhites were still blooming! I love them! Yours look so beautiful! I have an amaryllis planted but it doesn't seem to be doing anything.

Nancy and the fatties said...

Oh my, these are beautiful. My paperwhites didn't bloom this year! Hey, I think you got my blooms! : )
xxxooo

Mary said...

Thank you, Sharon. I'm waiting for the first dandelion. Can't be too long...

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Stunning images Sharon.

nikkicrumpet said...

I can not wait for spring and flowers!!! This just made me yearn to see new spring growth!