Friday, February 8, 2013

THE PINK AMARYLLIS and how it brightens our winter's day................

A photo taken about two weeks ago of beautiful pink Amaryllis, a gift to James and I from  our friends Debbie and Robbie on New Year's Eve. It has been on view in our kitchen, where we watch it's progress daily as it unfolds to reveal it's blossoms.
 The color of the flowers and the green of the stems are vibrant. 

Now it's February, the same Amaryllis yet with a new bud continues to brighten our  home as the snow of winter begins to accumulate .

Paperwhites......... I try to keep some of these beauties flowering in our sunroom until it is time for tulips and pansies to take their place.

Today brings snow, but I will dream of spring and the flowers it brings.....and of course, continue to dream of Italy.
 As darkness begins to set in James will light the fire that is ready in the fireplace. This evening we will dine on a  warm short rib ragu over creamy polenta with a salad and a glass of wine. The music might be Bach or Vivaldi or perhaps Miles Davis or Sinatra, who knows? The romantic side of winter.

That is our way to get through the long cold  and stormy days and nights
 of a New England winter !
James tells me, " we must embrace winter."

I say, "time to get out the boots and shovels and hope that we do not loose our power...

and always enjoy the beautiful. "

1 comment:

Juniperhillfarm said...

Loved the post and the photos, Beth and James! I hope you were able to keep toasty and warm by that fireplace during the course of the blizzard and that you are now shoveled out and mobile once again. Yes, we must embrace winter and enjoy the beautiful! Cheers, ~ Joe