In December I planted assorted bulbs and succulents to bring a touch of summer warmth and light into the darkest months of the year. 
Indoor bulbs planted in "treasure to trash" containers.
Although I do not have a gardner's magic touch, everything did grow, in fact so tall and gangly (in some instances, over two feet!!!)  that many long stems and leaves, before they could bloom, fell flat on their "faces." 
Pretty obvious I didn't really know what I was doing. 
But some did me "proud." 
And THEY lined up to have their portrait taken.

Joining Kim Klassen's Tuesday Textures.
Texture: Abstract 

"Life comes in clusters, clusters of solitude, then a cluster when there is hardly time to breathe."
        May Sarton


  1. Sharon, these are just beautiful. The word you've added to each image seems so right. It does seem miraculous to be able to bring flowers to bloom in the depths of winter. Thanks for bringing some color into my world today.

  2. The butterfly orchids are all shades of lovely!

  3. Beautiful! Since I do not have a green thumb by any stretch of the imagination, major kudos to you for nurturing along these beautiful blossoms. Love that last one - the white and pale greens.

  4. Beautiful blooms! My favorite image is the last one, with all the white tones and the Grace brush. That deserves a frame!

  5. What a wonderful idea, Sharon! Your blooms are beautiful, just what I needed today!

  6. Sharon, I love what you did with these beauties. The paperwhites are wonderful.


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