Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Weathering Winter

You can either give in or give up on the notion that we still have a few more weeks of winter.  In fact, Mr. Groundhog hasn’t even been asked to come out of his burrow, until February 2nd, to predict how much longer it will be before spring!

I must admit, I’m a sunshine kind of gal but I still prefer to embrace the season by honoring it realistically.  No trying to put around fake flowers to pretend it doesn’t exist.  I’ll gather up the textures of the season and pay homage to it in several bowls or containers.  In this case, I’ve used one of my ironstone pieces and sprinkled on some essential oils to welcome me into the room.


But just in case you need a little pick-me-up of the flowering kind, here is a late-blooming amaryllis.  I thought it was being stubborn but I think it sensed when to make its grand entry! 


As the old saying goes, better late than never!


Happy Wintering! ~ Wanda


Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

I agree, winter is still here. Although the weather can be a bit deceiving sometimes. I don't think I have a green thumb. Your flowers look great.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Wanda S. Horton - Interior Designer said...

Thank you, Rashon, for stopping by! I have to give credit to a healthy bulb and a little bit of watering. After I took this photo, another one of the blooms made it so top heavy, it broke off. Not to lose the beauty, I just popped it in a vase.