Thursday, January 23, 2014

Narcissus Blooming



simplicity
a virginal purity
each petal exquisite
a glowing presence 
invisibly gathering 
sustenance



The bulb was such a small, gnarled, ugly lump. Who knew what was waiting inside, eager for release? Who can believe its transformation? Who would guess a winter blooming can give such pleasure?

(I like the roots nearly as much as the flowers!)

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10 comments:

  1. I absolutely agree with the beauty. I favor the roots, too. Wonderful moment in winter for you.

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  2. The roots truly are stunning, Barb.

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  3. I had 3 amaryllis bulbs in dirt I kept alive all year and nothin'. And I think I managed to kill one this week.

    So I'm very happy to see your success. Lovely.

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  4. wow! i've never seen one in a vase like that to allow the roots to showcase, too. REALLY neat!

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  5. I've got a similar thing going with a hyacinth bulb. So cool.

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  6. Nice to see flowers, in The Netherlands the weather is so warm for the winter that we already see spring flowers in our garden. We assume they will not survive it.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  7. Those prolific roots sustaining such beauty in its flowers.

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  8. Thank the Goddess for such beauty. It is especially comforting at this time of year. I too love the bulb-shape vase and roots.

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  9. My indoor garden sustains me when greyness settles outside. Enjoy yours. The photos brought a smile to my face.

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  10. Beautiful -- it's like a different world down there under the water!

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