Be still in the moment.
Listen, look at life.
10 Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth! NKJV
As freezing temperatures approached, I cut the stem and brought the blooms inside.
While walking in my yard yesterday and I noticed an amaryllis bulb that had grown and produced a strong stem with a richly colored bud.
I knew it was getting ready to open into a beautiful amaryllis flower. This is the first year for one stem to grow by itself. There are many more bulbs at the same spot that have not grown yet. I was fascinated by this one amaryllis fulfilling its purpose, all alone, yet strong and beautiful. Hence the poem below:
Man born of woman
is short of days and full of trouble.
2 He blossoms like a flower, then withers;
he flees like a shadow and does not last.
Fall is here!
Reflecting back to early summer, I remembered taking pictures of my peony bush. I love the peony bloom. This year for the first time, I noticed how beautiful the bloom is as it is loosing all of the petals.
Outer Petals gone
Inside of Peony bloom
Even when all petals are gone the peony bloom is still beautiful. A tribute to the beautiful life lived by a friend of mine.
A long time friend did some research for me and discovered I had the wrong name for this beautiful plant. It is not Jack in the Pulpit as I once thought. A very kind, older gentleman gave me this plant, so it will always be special to me regardless of the name. I think I will leave the identification of plants to those more qualified than I am. I will just take their pictures and enjoy their beauty.
I wanted to post and update showing all the stages of growth of this plant. It always has something growing throughout the season.
SEE THE FLOWERS
I was given with great love.
To someone to take care of and enjoy.
I grew and and grew every year.
With foliage pretty and green.
Never showing what lay beneath.
This year I let my flower appear.
I am so glad that you could see.
Sometimes in life we miss the flowers.
That hide inside of others.
Because we do not see.
I enjoy watching these every year scurrying around finding nuts and acorns, eating them and burying them for later consumption. I have tried on many occasions to get a close-up picture. Today is the first time I feel that I have one slightly close of being worthy to be posted. My photography is so limited but I do enjoy it.
We have weather changes approaching and many days of rain in the forecast so the squirrel we call our pet friend, is busy today preparing!
Yes, I did say beautiful. I have always thought it was, but I also thought it made me have allergies. Now today I read that it was probably the ragweed and not the beautiful goldenrod. I also read that it is or has been used for a lot of medicinal purposes. If interested the University of Maryland has a lot of information on this.
Struggling to Bloom in Dry Weather
These bushes are beautiful this year!
Green Beans, Blueberries
Blackberries, Savoy Cabbage