Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Amaryllis

How is your winter going? Mama and I are doing fine. We are into the flower season here in Florida. The Amaryllis' are starting to bloom - Spring is on its way.

We leave for Michigan a week from today. Brrrr. No flowers up there for a few more weeks. Mama's roses will be just starting to show some new growth. Flowers just always seem to be an encourager for life.

In a few more weeks our favorite fragrant flower will be in bloom. The beautiful Lilac. Mama has several varieties of Lilacs.

I agree, winter can be harsh, but Spring is almost here. You remember that! Have a great day.

18 comments:

Roxanne Kristina said...

Papa,

I just read an article in Better Homes and Gardens that there is a new year round lilac bush. Have you heard of this?

I love that you love gardening, both seeds and souls.

xoxox,
R

Indian Lake Papa said...

THAT would be very unusual to have a year-round lilac! Wow - will have to check that out!

CrossView said...

I don't see how you can leave so early. Wait till the first of May so you can see all the beautiful flowers everywhere! ;o)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - the problem is mama has a new flower to see in Michigan - called a grand daughter!

Anonymous said...

We are counting the days down until your return to our wonderful Michigan! You will be just in time for our new Marrige Class!! :) See you soon.

Jammi & John Fuller

Indian Lake Papa said...

Jammi & John - Thanks for stopping by my blog! We shall see you soon! Marriage Class - oh oh! Can I teach one Sunday? "What husbands wish their wives knew about obedience"? LOL

Ed said...

Papa, my favorite flower is the Lily of the Valley, which I know was named after my mother. :)

I am not a very good gardner. I haven't meet the plant I couldn't kill. :)

Maybe there will be a heat wave back in Michigan. I kinda doubt it. I think it's in the 30's today.

I hope you didn't put your heavy coat in moth balls when you left Michigan. You may need it.

Indian Lake Papa said...

ED- mama even has her winter boots here - she will keep them close!

Mama's mother has Lily of the Valley along the north side of her house - very fragrant.

Roxanne Kristina said...

I will try to find the article. I hope I did not toss. xoxox, R

Michelle said...

We drove through the Piney Woods of East Texas today and saw the blooming dogwoods. WOW. Among the deep green of the pines and the new Spring growth of the oaks, the dogwoods appeared as flocks of white butterflies. AMAZING.

I love Spring!

In our first home I had Amaryllis...red...gorgeous!!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Roxx - if you find it let us know - but don't worry about it!

Michelle - I love flowers! Just transplanted 3 Poinsettia tonight!

Tam said...

your time in florida went awfully fast... i know you have a special one to see tho ;-)

my favorite flowers are daisies and tulips. LOVE. THEM.

love you and mama more!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Tam - Florida went very fast this year. We always enjoy the flowers down here. We love you and your family very much.

just1reason said...

Hi Papa and Mama! I LOVE the lilacs! My favorite of all! And this house we moved in to last summer has a HUGE lilac tree right in the back yard, yahoo!! My vases will be FULL! Welcome back to Michigan...the snow is ALMOST gone here:)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Kelly - Welcome back! Been missing you! Apparently you survived the winter alright! LOL Love the Lilac's!

brainteaser said...

Hiya there, Papa! How are you and Mama?

We have only two seasons: dry and wet. :-(

But I've always thinking of spring. In my mind it means hope, like Mama's flowers bloom.

Enjoy the spring, Papa.

How I wish we have it too. :-)

brainteaser said...

But I've always loved thinking about spring...


(sowee!)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Brainteaser: Always make room for Spring in your heart! Spring may bring rain, but it always brings new growth! Love you!

Papa