Friday, January 02, 2009


Even in the cold minus one degree weather, there is life, opening and beauty.

As I moved away from this plant, I accidently broke off one of the buds.



Britt-Arnhild said...

I broke my whole amaryllus the other day. I cut it and placed it in a vase filled with water. There it lives happily.

marianne said...

I love Amaryllis! I have them in a vase at this moment.
Positive post!
hug >M<

Teri C said...

Just beautiful! I feel like this is the first flower I have seen in too long. Thank you suki.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh how lovely. Is this the same plant from last year? Enjoy. Yes try and put it in a vase anyway.

Lynn said...

Such a beatuiful plant! I love watching them bloom too.

The sun just came out here, between bits of rain, and I had to close the blinds as the sun was in my eyes! Oh dear!

Having fun creating today!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Beautiful to have winter blooms in the house...yes, put it in water....enjoy! I'm living with my second orchid plant and it is determined to bloom for weeks...lovely lavender color.
In this dark winter, find all the spirit lifters, flowers, good books, warm tasty food...hope you get out for a walk too!

katie jane said...

I love amaryllis and I didn't buy one this year. I have tried to carry them over from year to year, but never got one to bloom twice. I guess it's not too late to see if the gardening store still has them. Yours is just beautiful.

studio lolo said...

It's a beauty Suki. Hmmm, I wonder if the broken bud is a metaphor for something. "You hold new life in the palm of your hand." New beginnings?

Maybe I should stop trying to see messages in everything ;)

kj said...

irony! or more likely lolo is right on.

my amaryllus is just starting its creep up, up, up. i love this stage.

happy new year, suki.


Cynthia said...

What color and contrast from the outdoor life...and so delicate.

soulbrush said...

i too like amaryllis. talk about opening, i opebed a wonderful gift from you today, see my post, thanks so much suki, it's adorable and just perfect for my project.

sukipoet said...

Britt-Arnhild, well maybe that's just the nature of the plant. The way it juts out into space. And I'm not really that clumsy after all. i'll put mine in some water although it hadnt opened up yet so am not sure what will happen to it.

Marianne, thank you. Yes, that's what I meant it to be, a hint of openings in the year to come within me.

Teri, that's the great thing about amaryllis I guess. They bloom in a non-bloom time of year.

Cris, thanks for remembering the amaryllis from last year. No, this is a new one I bought in November for Mom. I dont have much luck making them bloom the second year.

Lynn, a large window here faces south and when the sun is out the window area is so warm, like being in Flordia! :) Instead of closing the blind, I don one of those tennis hats with a bill. I just hate to block the light and the warmth.

BSD, orchids are so wonderful. On the Cape they have a big orchid show sometime in late winter I think. I've only been once. It is amazing. Orchids die on me though. I do think they are beautiful.

sukipoet said...

Katie Jane, the store might still have some. someone sent me another one for Xmas which hasnt started growing yet so I should have a second one blooming in awhile. So cheerful.

Laurel, that's a good thought. Holding new life in my hands. A positive take on the event. I like it.

Thanks KJ. LUckily the plant has two more blooms and the open flower so it isnt completely barren. Happy new year to you too.

Cynthia, yes the red so bright against the black and white of the outdoors. A happy color.

Soulbrush, glad the book got there safely and that you feel you can use it. Enjoy. I've only made one in that style.