Saturday, January 26, 2008

Cheerful flowers for a dreary day

It's a cold and dreary day in January. The sky is a depressing shade of gray and the trees are bare. There are still a lot of weeks before the weather starts to improve and the landscape starts to turn green. For this reason, I am thankful that my kitchen is blooming so cheerfully! After five years of taking up space on the counters, my African violets burst into full bloom for the first time ever in November. They're blooming still. And words cannot describe this brilliant amaryllis, which has thus far escaped being knocked off the china cabinet by rogue cats. They make doing the dishes a pleasure of the senses. Ok, that's taking it a bit far, but I am enjoying my flowers, if not the dishes!




4 comments:

Christina said...

Your violets FINALLY bloomed! I'm so pleased for you. I know that inwardly, this is a huge accomplishment! Such lovely flowers. They almost make me want to do yard work. Almost.

Lista said...

Hehe, I'm not sure what yard work has to do with these flowers. They're too "fragile" to have water fall on their precious leaves so they have to stay indoors. Drama queens!

Dirty Pirate Hooker said...

Ok, you have far more patience than me! If I had flowers sitting on my counter for more than a week that hadn't bloomed, I would have thrown them away, lol! But that's why I have no plants...well that and I forget to water them...

The Almighty Betherson "Ninja" said...

i cannot believe that they finally bloomed!!! i'm so sad that i'm not there to see it!!!