Our home is filled with an abundance of beauty!
Above, you can see the Valentine’s roses I was greeted with before breakfast. They are a fabulous orangey coral color and my husband got them inexpensively at Costco. There will probably be more photos of them as they continue to open up and bloom. First below, you can see them later in the day after he made a batch of Valentine’s Day sugar cookies from the recipe I shared last Monday that were fun to share with friends.
But our home was already filled with blooms, which is why the roses were so unexpected and especially sweet. We are the flower committee at church, and we grow some amaryllis– staggered– to have available in the winter months for our services, as you can see in the last photo below. That project means that at any given moment we’ve had as many as twenty simultaneous amaryllis blooms at a time in our living room!
In addition to those, a deep red one graces our foyer, given to me as a Christmas present from a pottery friend. Amaryllis bulbs make a wonderful gift, in my opinion, as they are fun to watch spurt up and then are so cheery and heartening when they bloom spectacularly inside in the winter. Last Christmas we gave them to my oldest sister, my husband’s brother, and his aunt. I love thinking of similar blooms smiling on them.
And then in addition to all that, my husband continues his prowess as an orchid enabler. We have two sprays right now that have rebloomed: a white one with pink veins and a deep fuchsia one. There is another big spray beginning to bud in our bedroom.
It makes me so happy coming downstairs in the morning to such gracious beauty. I’m glad my husband is so facile with plants, and I am very grateful to be surrounded by so many flowers in February!
Aren’t they gorgeous?