Thursday, April 23, 2009

More and more!!

The amaryllis sent up a second stalk of flowers and they are in full bloom right now. Magnificent!

The agapanthus plants are right next to the amaryllis and will soon be sending up marvelous purple flowers. Right now, though, there's this very tiny (1" long), perfectly shaded, green frog that's apparently adopted the agapanthus leaves for his home. Amazingly perfect little creature. See it? (Click on the photo below to "biggify" it!)

I love this time of year in my back yard!

The lilies are all blooming, too, and will probably continue for quite a while, given the number of unopened buds on each plant.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

In Anne's yard

Under the crape myrtle tree just outside Anne's kitchen window is where her amaryllis is planted -- and comes up and blooms beautifully every year. Just gorgeous!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

More amaryllis!

Here are a couple of shots of the amaryllis blooms, taken this afternoon. One more bloom has opened; one more to go!

My annual awe!

Again, my yard is exploding in color. And again, I'm just amazed!!

The amaryllis that I forget about when it's not blooming! It's just beautiful.

The amaryllis is surrounded by azaleas.

One of the four butterfly iris plants in my yards.

My one, lone gerbera daisy!