Sunday, January 18, 2009

Beauty on a Dreary Winter Day



I would like to full body hug whoever invented the idea of growing bulbs in the house during the winter. This past weekend was the coldest in quite some time and yet I had the beauty of a spring garden, right in my living room. I don't know what kind of flower it is or what to do with it after it dies but I am LOVING it!



And is it just me or do these stamens look like little loofah brushes?



Smile, life is good!


14 comments:

Beth said...

haha, as I look at your beautiful photographs of this flower that I think might be some kind of lily, you make me laugh.....Loufas...
What a great idea to do bulbs inside.....
Enjoy it while it lasts.

joonbeam said...

Ooooo..Chaunce! Is it an amaryllis? I know you can buy those to bloom inside in winter. I used to send these and I think lilies of the valley in pots to my mom. Gorgeous, stunning photos. The flower will last a couple of weeks I think. Maybe 3 or 4 if I recall. ENJOY!

Kary said...

pretty chauncey! methinks joonie is right - an amaryllis!
I am growing one too ... although it hasn't bloomed yet - maybe this week??

ZudaGay said...

Beautiful, Chauncey!! Yep, it is an Amaryllis. How lovely to have a bit spring in the house on the coldest of days. Thank you for sharing!

On a Whimsey said...

Just beautiful!!! Joonie is right it is an Amaryllis - perfect for this time of year.

Yankeegirl said...

This is so gorgeous Chauncey!! The macro capture is really incredible! I miss my flowers...

The Filigree Garden said...

Fabulous photos! Such vibrant color.

Rose said...

Wonderful photo! I haven't thought about Amaryllis's for a long while. They were always amazing to watch. Enjoy the beauty!

Sixsisters said...

Just lovely. The photos take my breath away !
Thanks Chauncey.

thewildhare said...

Beautiful photos - and just what I needed today for a pick me up!

Hugs and love your way!

GreenSpaceGoods said...

Hello you!!!!
Our Amaryllis just bloomed last week. It's gorgeous! I'll shoot you a convo later. <3 <3 <3

Shauna said...

I am new here! What a great blog :)

Alis said...

You take the most beautiful photographs. Stunning.

I keep meaning to catch up with you. I will soon I promise. Sending hugs.

Aroma Fields said...

Absolutely gorgeous photography of your beautiful flowers! I never thought to try and grow bulbs indoors.
Thank you, Chauncey, for the nice comment you left on my blog about my Ripple afghan.