Thursday, February 12, 2015

Green on White

Ever since I was little, we've had a potted amaryllis during the winter. I remember being in awe of how tall they grow before blossoming. It was also such a lovely pop of color in the midst of the cold winter. 
When I planted this amaryllis 23 days ago, I never imagined it would be the bright, living contrast against the snowy world I now reside in. 
Last week, we celebrated Tu B'shevat, the recognition that in Israel spring is beginning and the trees will soon produce flowers and fruits. Today, I celebrate my amaryllis and the promise that spring will eventually show up in Boston.

ps. thank you ima for the amaryllis! It's saving my sanity!
Little by Little
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20 thoughts on the matter:

Carol Blackburn said... {Reply}

Those are beautiful flowers, aren't they. I had one once.

Dina Lettre said... {Reply}

It's hard to watch what's going on up there. Glad you found a bright spot!

Linda Kay said... {Reply}

There can't be any place in the US more anxious for Spring that you folks in Boston. What a winter. Your flower looks like it's just about to open.

Nicki said... {Reply}

I bet that bit of green is the thread to your sanity with all that snow. Can't wait to see its bloom.

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

love that!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

It's always nice to have some living greenery during the harsh winter months! How fun to watch it grow! We've given them out to teachers over the years. I need to get one for us some time!

Leovi Leovi said... {Reply}

Very beautiful plant! Exquisite pictures!

Jill Foley said... {Reply}

Spring is always does. And you'll get to experience a bit of it here in PDX this weekend. It would be fun to meet you and just say a quick hi...

Renae of Simple Sequins said... {Reply}

oh oh Tamar, I love amaryllis! These snaps are a "hope" alright. Too bad you have sooooo much snow.
Your fingernail preference is similar to my Mom's. She always claimed she felt 'smothered' with fingernail polish on. lol

Anonymous said... {Reply}

Love the top down shot. Spring just seems so far away.

carol l mckenna said... {Reply}

Love the beauty and simplicity of your photos!

Happy Weekend coming to you,
artmusedog and carol

Adrienne said... {Reply}

AND...the truck left Fenway for spring training today!! These pics are very pretty! I keep telling myself I need some plants in the house - just haven't gotten around to it yet. Did get some beautiful yellow roses (my faves) tonight from the hubs - that'll do for a bit! ENJOY your trip! Say hi to beautiful Oregon for me!! So glad you're flying on the ONE DAY without a storm!!

Ida said... {Reply}

I hope it blooms a bright red, that would really show up against all your snow. They sure have gorgeous flowers.

abrianna said... {Reply}

They are beautiful aren't they? Here we can plant them outside in the soil and they bloom late summer early autumn.

Kathy McB said... {Reply}

A beautiful reminder that life goes on...and thrives.

Balot said... {Reply}

Nice reminder that another season is coming and its gonna be a beautiful one!

Molly said... {Reply}

Nothing quite like the force of nature, determined to push on regardless of the harsh surroundings


Rebecca said... {Reply}

Stay sane...spring will arrive!

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

How exciting!!! Spring will definitely be here before you know it.

Kim said... {Reply}

I love any bulb that blooms in winter. It does help us hang on for better days ahead. A simple flower can really cheer! Wishing you a break from the white wall of winter.