My white amaryllis, backlit by the sun, adds a touch of warmth to this cold winter’s day.
And for those wondering about the bulb encased in silver wax that I posted in early December, its growth has been very slow, but steady. Here it is below, budded up, ready to bloom. The main advantage that I can see to this wax method of propagation is that it doesn’t grow as tall as potted ones do. The white one above is 24″ tall, while the red is half that size. It’s been an interesting experiment to say the least.
Next to it, I have a little vase of daisies from the florist. I find their sunny, little faces so cheerful and they are a nice compliment to the red amaryllis and its toad companion!
Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, hosts a weekly meme to showcase arrangements created from our gardens, indoor or out. Wander over to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week.
By now, you’ve seen the results of the world’s response to the Women’s March, an idea that spread around the planet from Washington, DC. I am astonished and heartened by the millions of people who have demonstrated that they are not going to go quietly back to the 1950s.
While I’ve never been to a rally of any kind in my life, nor considered myself an activist in any cause, I felt compelled to join the Women’s March on January 21 held in Northampton, Massachusetts, a small city near my home.
I was brought to tears when I saw the sheer volume of people that had come together in solidarity to support the things they believed in – the rights that we all hold dear – democracy, equality, freedom, basically everything that makes life worth living.
The parade blocked one lane of traffic and stretched for a mile. At six abreast, I estimated at least 2000 people, maybe more.
Signs of all kinds, carried by people from all walks of life, even pets attended. Most endearing were the small children with their handmade placards. It made me proud to see such an outpouring of love and devotion to what is right and worth protecting.