Seriously counting down to spring now!
Totally cemented after my Dad told me yesterday that we'd made it thru the darkest quarter of the year (Nov 4th to Feb 4th.) There's life stirring deep down in the earth now ~ I just feel it. And I.am.SO.ready!!!!
Tho January wasn't as hard as it typically is for me (thank you Pinterest!) Amaryllis 'Blushing Bride' saw me thru the last days of the month:
The stalk broke when "someone" perched it precariously where it shouldn't have ever been and it fell. *Ahem*
Thankfully it suffered the fall gracefully & looked every bit as lovely in a vase on the sill...
If I used my imagination (maybe too big of a stretch), I could pretend it was blooming outside instead of in!! ha
Now that it's February tho ~ there will be blooms outside with or without imagination.
That is, as soon as the results of the latest big snowstorm melt.
p.s. A huge "thank you" to Jo-Anne at John Scheepers, Inc. for the above 'Blushing Bride' bloom. She very generously sent me a second bulb when I questioned whether my original bulb was indeed her. I am now indebted because, it appears, they are one and the same. Many apologies and much thanks again for the opportunity to confirm it.