The past week was one of highs and lows. The highs ~ two days of 70 degree weather!!!
For January, that is a TRUE GIFT. :)
I spent both days doing yard clean-up, fixing my fence, washing the car & getting my pond filter hooked back up, among other tasks.
Then two days later, felt all that extra activity in my knees!
ugh. I'm wondering if they'll ever be the same again????
Meanwhile, the lows of the week involved losing another neighbor.
That's where the roses come in ~ his wife brought them to me after the service.
I picked the silver fan vase to display them. I love how narrow it is but yet the width makes it possible to create a 'substantial" looking centerpiece.
Above: on my dining room turntable...
The vase was picked up at an antique store a few years ago when I didn't even realize what it was. I just thought it looked cool! Enter Pinterest ~ the answer to everything.... :)
Most of my Amaryllis have been slow to bud this year and I'm not sure why?
Aside from not getting them outside last summer, all their other care has been the same as usual.
'Charisma' is a pretty one. The speckles of red are what I like the most about it.
There will be other Amaryllis appearing on the blog soon but I hope this one lasts till Valentine's.
Meanwhile, RIP Mr. Howard. We will miss you in the cul-de-sac.
p.s. I also had snowdrops open this past week.
How exciting is that?? Blooms in January!!! Hard to beat....