2011-02-12

Never too late

I think this has happened before, and I was sure I had blogged about it too, but couldn't find the entry. Maybe it's the sunshine after long and dark winter?



My Christmas amaryllis in second (or is this a third?) bloom! I almost tossed it in January when the flowers started to look bad, but then I spotted an another bud there. I calmly snipped the dead parts off and started to wait the next flowers to arrive. And we waited...and waited...and waited... And then, one morning, almost two months after I brought the flower home:



The most beautiful flowers opened! And look, there are more buds still:



This little late-bloomer brings me such a joy every time I see it. I think the flower is also more or less like me: give it love, time and some sunshine, and it'll bloom eventually! It took me this long to figure out (and start) a life I really wanted but hey, I think I'm just about to bloom!

Happy weekend dear friends!

Yours,
Mia

14 comments:

Jane said...

What a beautiful flower Mia....your patience and tending paid off. What gorgeous flowers.I loved your comment about yourself...I believe you are truely in full bloom now because you are doing something you love....it shows in all the stunning work you produce. Keep blooming and growing my dear.
Sending you some love and sunshine this Saturday,
Jane x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh, just like the amaryllis Mia, you're in full bloom!!
What a gorgeous flower and more buds to come, just like you! :)
Sending you some Saturday sunshine!
Vivienne x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Mia, love your analogy! I don't really know you but I see the lovely way you do and make things, you feel in bloom to me! Sunny days and love to you, xoRobin❤

Mia said...

Hello dear Jane,

You're such a sweetie, thank you for the most wonderful comment! Sunshine we had here also (!!) but I stored yours for a darker day :)

Happy weekend and a kiss to B!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Thank you, Viv, for your beautiful comment! It's lovely to have wonderful reader-friends like you, I feel very blessed!

Have a wonderful, sunny and crafty weekend and see you next week again!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hi Robin,

Thank you for your pretty comment! Wonderful to hear my creations are liked! I am also very happy to have you visiting me here - thank you so much!

Have a happy and peaceful weekend (and some time for knitting too!)!

Yours,
Mia

Jill said...

Such a beautiful red :0)
Hope it gives you many more days of pleasure Mia.
Wishing you a lovely weekend.
x

Mia said...

Thank you, Jill! I wish the flowers lasts, too.

Happiest weekend!

Yours,
Mia

Teje said...

Hi Mia! It's amazing! I remember the feeling when growing amaryllis and finally seeing those huge flowers open! They are so wonderful! Thank you for this beauty in dark Saturday evening!
Have a sunny Sunday! Teje

Mia said...

Hi Teje,

Happy and bright (just like the flowers!) Sunday to you too!

Yours,
Mia

Helen Philipps said...

Such a beautiful red flower blooming away there! It must be a very happy amaryllis to have so many buds growing! Sometimes it does take time to find our true creative selves, and then you can start really blooming - as you are now! Have a happy day, Mia, and enjoy your lovely crafting. Helen x

Mia said...

Thank you, Helen!

I am an impatient person (and first one to admit it, too) but I managed to take my time and it all turned great on the end: the flower AND little by little my life. Lesson learned here :)

Have a wonderful and sunny Sunday!

Yours,
Mia

thelinencat said...

Gorgeous Amaryllis and lucky you getting 3 sets of flowers! I keep mine from year to year but I think after 4 years it's on it's last legs as it's yet to flower this time around even with good feed and light, ho-hum, time to buy a new one :) Bethx

Mia said...

Hi Beth,

I love amaryllis and get one for every Christmas. In many years I have chosen very tightly-closed-buds-one so they really don't open during the festivities. But then we can enjoy them during Jan-Feb!

Have a happy weekend!

Yours,
Mia

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