For the beauty of the earth
Sunday April 06th 2008, 6:18 pm
Filed under: Amaryllis,My Garden

azaleasNot much UV at this hour. I ventured forth. Curious how many buds have opened up alongside the window on the azaleas, while the rest further away wait awhile longer: is it the extra warmth? The extra sunlight from the reflection?

The allium from outer space (don’t know if the squirrels planted it or the birds) doing a Bill-the-Cat impression:

funky violet thing, an allium from outer space

And inside. My tall Dancing Queens look different each year they bloom. From orchestra to jazz to a simpler folk melody sung along to a guitar, whatever may be playing, they dance freely with the tune.Dancing Queen amaryllis at three years old

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Glad you were able to venture out and get some pics.

Just booked my hotel for Stitches East. Will you be there, and what day(s)? I will be there Fri afternoon to Sunday afternoon.

Comment by Amanda 04.06.08 @ 7:14 pm

Wow, already! I’m planning on being there, probably Friday and Saturday but definitely not Sunday.

Comment by AlisonH 04.06.08 @ 7:25 pm

Your flowers are beautiful! I wish I had a green thumb. I kill most anything I try to grow. The only things I have grown successfully is 3 kids. And I still have to wait to see how they will bloom.

Comment by Sonya 04.06.08 @ 8:42 pm

Yesterday I took a lovely walk outside with Kit (and just in case, my cell phone)as my companion. I found the crocus coming up again, and the promise of King’s Cups (aka Daffies) and Tulips. Yep. Spring got here eventually :-}

Comment by Diana Troldahl 04.07.08 @ 2:14 am

Gorgeous! My daffodils are still cautiously putting up little green fronds to see if they’re going to freeze off, but the snow is nearly gone. They’re claiming it might even get above 60 later in the week. Whoo-hoo! Might have to break out the shorts. (Er, not really. But I might do something radical like sit on the couch without my quilt.)

Comment by RobinH 04.07.08 @ 3:54 am

I am still wating for several Daffodils to bloom and already have an Iris almost opened up! I have been posting pics on my blog of their progress and cant wait to post a fully opened Purple Iris 🙂 Your flowers as well as ypour last 2 posts are lovely, what a fitting tribut to a good friend!

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 04.07.08 @ 10:07 am

*snicker* I totally get your Bill the Cat reference. I have never seen flowers with such personality as yours… 🙂

Comment by Susan 04.07.08 @ 4:23 pm

Isn’t spring wonderful!! I love your azalea..they are in bud here but not opened just yet…any day now. 🙂

Comment by Toni 04.07.08 @ 6:37 pm

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