As of today, the Amaryllis I have been photographing for the past two weeks has opened six of its eight flower buds. Here are some close up of these brilliant red flowers. As the blooms grow larger, it is more difficult to capture all of them in one frame. I am already standing in another room to take the following shots.
I am writing this as a Nor’easter is raging outside, dumping rain and snow, with strong winds added to the misery. Keep safe, all of you who are affected by it!
A few days ago, some brave Crocuses were starting to bloom in the mild weather we experienced for a few days.
Inside, the Orchid and Amaryllis are in full bloom, with no bud left that has not opened up yet.
Amaryllis Belladonna is a bulb that I grow in a small pot so that it flowers in January when nothing else blooms in our yard or inside the house. Belladonna means pretty woman, and this flower amply deserves that designation. It comes in many colors, all very appealing. This year I planted a Red Lion which did not bloom at all, and the following pink and white which flowered profusely to compensate for its lazy cousin.