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The Amaryllis & Women’s Day

With these two last of five in bloom I wish you all a nice International Women’s DayAmaryllis(we’ll see when and if the last stem with buds will bloom)

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Amaryllis

 

Wow ! I’m amazed. The Amaryllis we got for Christmas is in bloom, again. I have never had one blooming more than at the time of Christmas. And . . . there is one more stem coming up. I am already able to see there will be more flowers. It takes a long time so, maybe at Easter. The stem at Christmas was short. This time it’s very tall and the flowers so heavy that if I don’t put some weight (stones) in the basket it will fall over.

Flowers

Dahlias, begonia and pelargonium IMG_7087CDahlias, begonia and pelargonium IMG_7089CDahlias and begonia IMG_7079CTonight it was cold. Only + 3 degrees Celsius at 7 am. First thing in the morning I looked out the window to check how my three dahlias, two begonias and pelargonium/geranium are doing. They look fine. No frost on them. We have to, today, move them indoors, into the garage, for the winter. Little by little little we water them less and they will soon fade. All of them have been with us for years already. The white/red dahlia from 2006. The photos are from Wednesday last week. You may wonder what my husband is doing. Well, he is picking apples from the ground, sitting 😀

 

Tiger lilies after the rain

Tiger lilies IMG_6856CTiger lily IMG_6853CNone of us were able to remember when it rained last time. It really has been extremely hot week after week after week. Nothing like summers usually are. This week it has been raining in many parts of the country but, not here. Finally, yesterday it was raining. The short, about 30 minute, thunder & rain gave buckets of water. The nature so needed it. It stopped as quickly as it began and the sun was back and it was as warm again as it has been all summer. I feared the rain would destroy the tiger lilies but they are good 🙂

Apple flowers

Last year and the year before and probably also the year before I said I would not take any more pictures of apple flowers because I have way too many photos of them. I have been photographing them every year since I bought my first digital camera in spring 2001. This time the apples blossomed for a very short time. Once again, I was not able to resist the temptation. I took some photos right before the blossom time was over. Guess what ! Yup, I’m sure there also next year will be photos of apple flowers 😉