Just a quick post tonight as I have company in town for the week (and didn't get my act together to compose anything before they arrived!)
Luckily I'd just taken a few updated photos of Amaryllis 'Half & Half.'
which is absolutely glorious right now.
The new photos show it off much more accurately than the ones posted last week.
Amaryllis 'Exotic Nymph' started unfurling early this week too:
This bulb is from last year,
which was the first time I'd ever grown her & she quickly climbed to the top of my favorites list.
Which makes complete sense seeing she's that highly coveted Apricot color!!
The last of the Amaryllis trio is 'Cherry Nymph:'
I once wrote that 'Cherry Nymph' was the perfect red Amaryllis and each time I see it bloom, I believe it more and more.
The very first time I tried this bulb, it bloomed two double stalks simultaneously at Christmas.
It was the perfect holiday accent.
Finally my daughter celebrated a birthday this past week.
There were flowers,
fancy place settings with dainty linen napkins,
and a four layer chocolate cake with raspberry filling and white chocolate raspberry frosting:
I am not the best cake decorator, it took me forever to get it to look even this good, but I can tell you the taste was out-of-this-world, especially the frosting.
I found the recipe on Pinterest. If you want to try it click here. (I encourage you to do so if only for the sake of seeing how truly gorgeous this cake is in the hands of a "real" cake decorator.) I promise you will NOT be disappointed!