Red Velvet Halos

Many of us have come from a place of busy-ness.
At times it can become compulsive and overwhelming.
Finding Time for a touch of  quiet, contemplation and creation can
add a valuable "slowing down" to our day.
This season I planted amaryllis bulbs in thrift shop vases. 

No matter the pace of the day, slowly and surely, without hesitation tips of green sprung from the soil, leaving their place of hibernation.
Eagerly searching for light, the thick stocks grew with great energy and enthusiasm.
Each day provided a few moments of respite to check on the plants' 
progress from bulb to blossom; gently, slowly pouring a bit of water now and then.

A gorgeous halo of velvety red blooms, a gift of Peace.

I think I have found a new resolution for the New Year.


  1. Very very beautiful and peaceful. I am searching for the non busy ness. Sometimes I find it sometimes I don't, but continue to work towards it. Wishing you peace and tranquility for the upcoming year.

  2. What a wonderful way to find a few moments to pause. I look forward to seeing these scarlet blooms in an upcoming painting.

  3. At Thanksgiving I give all my family members Amaryllis bulbs and we race to see who can grow the most beautiful flower. I'm losing, no bud. Love your photos.

  4. What a lovely post and photos. Happy New Year to you!

  5. Such beautiful...warm and wonderful reds! Wishing you and yours all the best in this up and coming new year!


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