Earth laughs in flowers... Ralph Waldo Emerson


A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
C.S. Lewis

Monday, January 18, 2010

They’re Blooming!!!

blooms

My paperwhites are still in hiding but the amaryllis have bloomed!!! Aren’t they GORGEOUS!!!

The best thing about them…aside from their beauty is that they were a gift from the young man

that works at the nursery that I frequent. He ran out to my car one day and handed me the bulbs

and said Feliz Navidad!!! Too sweet!!! Angels are among us everywhere!!!

Lots of Love!!!

Cathy

45 comments:

cottagesweet said...

WOW! Are they gorgeous!! They remind me of candy canes. Love their colors! So glad you shared them. Thanks!

julie said...

I love the stripes! Definitely need to force some bulbs next year.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a sweet thing for that young man to do. I've never tried forcing bulbs.. going to see if I can't find some. I'm loving the stripes, reminds me of candy..they are beautiful. What a bright spot they've added to your home. hugs ~lynne~

Lee said...

It is wonderful to see a flower bloom in winter...you are terrific... I am taking a break...but I will pop in to see you.
Worthy of a painting aren't they...just beautiful.
Lee

Andrea said...

Absolutely Gorgeous.
Blessings, andrea

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Beautiful. Flowers in the winter are such a treat.

Deb said...

Cathy...so pretty....

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful, Cathy! I miss having one every Christmas but it always seems like an extravagance with all of the other shopping I do. How sweet of that young man!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Jules said...

Those are beautiful. Are they grown inside or outside. I don't think we have those around here.

Blue Creek Home said...

I am in love with the color of your amaryllis!
It's funny how exciting it is to watch them bloom.
And what a sweet story. I am glad that you shared that part. There are definitely angels among us.
Rhonda

Stacey said...

Oh how beautiful! Mine is just about to bloom also. Can't wait!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Beautiful...

DustyLu said...

Gorgeous, my fav too. thanks for sharing. lulu

Sandra said...

Oh Cathy! They are beautiful! And how sweet of that young man to give them to you. :)
Sandra

cityfarmer said...

I just love guys like him!

Joyce said...

So lovely and lucky you to receive the bulb as a gift from that young man. I use to give one to my Mom and her sisters each Christmas. I gave each one a different color and they would have a race to see whose would bloom first. It made for good phone chatter among the sisters when the weather was snowy and made them think of Spring. So now when I see a beautiful amaryliss I think of my Mom and Aunts and smile:)

Tracy said...

Cathy, they are beautiful! Thanks for brightening a Winter day.
:) Tracy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Yes, they really are blooming! They are gorgeous, and how nice that the bulbs were a gift! I bet he's enjoyed your sweet smile and your kindness often enough that he wanted to give something back to you. laurie

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

There's just nothing like fresh flowers. Adds instant beauty to any room! Amaryllis are one of my faves!

Hey, thanks for checking out my blog today! I'm so excited you found me and now I've found you! (:

Kendall

Cathy said...

Gorgeous flowers ~

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

They are so pretty, Cathy!

Mieke said...

Flowers in Winter ! This is so awesome, makes spring seem much closer.

trash talk said...

They are beautiful, but so is the friendship that "bloomed" when he gave them to you!
Debbie

Linda said...

Soooo pretty...I just LOVE the colors. Fresh flowers are the best! Hope you have a awesome day!

Blessings,
Linda

Nezzy said...

WoW! What a nice surprise to 'spring up' a drab winter's day! Just gorgeous Cathy!

Have a super day filled with beautiful blessings!

Sonia said...

My favorite variety of Amaryllis!! So beautiful.
Thanks for sharing!

Miss Bloomers

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Cathy,
Oh I LOVE amaryllis, one of my favorite things about Christmas is the paperwhites & amaryllis. This year I blew it tho. I did my paperwhites, but I had trouble locating good amaryllis bulbs so I never got around to it. Yours is wonderful. Do you put them in the garden when they are done blooming? I do, & they surprise me every spring when they poke their little heads out. Lisa

Dawn said...

Oh those are gorgeous! Well worth the wait! I'm glad you stopped by. Since I moved my blog list to it's own page I feel like I've been missing people. I'm thinking about moving it back so I don't miss out on so much. I love the photo of the fence in the snow.
Hugs,
Dawn

Lisa said...

They are gorgeous! I don't think I've seen the striped variety. Just beautiful!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Cathy, they are breathtaking......ooooo,they feed my spirit. You are dear for sharing.

Hugs!
Barb ♥

Jenglamgirl said...

That little story of an "ANGEL" gave me goose bumps... the story is just as gorgeous as the flowers... Have a wonderful day. Thanks for your visits too! ;)

Helen said...

Cathy ... they are perfect, angelic and wonderful!

Jo said...

There is nothing better than beautiful flowers to brighten up a cold winter's day!

Jo

Suzanne said...

I've never seen white striped amaryllis! They are gorgeous!

Diana said...

Beautiful!!!

Have a great day.

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

What a fantastic gift! They are gorgeous.

Melissa Miller said...

It's so gorgeous and happy looking Cathy! :)

trish said...

Oh how beautiful!
:o) Trish

Amy said...

they are beautiful... I need to get busy with my bulbs. My paper whites are such a joy when they are blooming and they smell so wonderful. These are beautiful and the colors are amazing!

The Stylish House said...

Hi Cathy,
I agree, yes they are gorgeous! What a nice unexpected gift. I've never tried to grow bulbs inside, but it looks like a nice way to break up a long winter.
Cathy

Eileen said...

How beautiful! Thanks for sharing this! Makes me smile!

All the best,
Eileen

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

So pretty, Cathy! It's nice to actually see real flowers in the Winter months!

Your comment on my slipcover post made me LOL! What's that saying, "Dance like no one is watching"?

Liz said...

Beautiful, Cathy! =) ~Liz

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you for coming by Cathy!

Valerie Jean said...

Simply gorgeous!!!! Thanks for your comment on my blog Cathy, I appreciate you stopping in:) Looking forward to visiting your blog...

Happy Blogging

xoxoxo Val

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