In April’s Changing Seasons post I featured the amaryllis that was part of a neighbourly doorstep plant swap. It was a single bud when I acquired it, but over the following couple of weeks the bud opened into four flowers which bloomed and then drooped in picturesque tones, their texture suggesting fine raw silk. I’m thinking Sue at WordsVisual will quite like these.
Lens-Artists: Delicate Colours This week Ann-Christine asks us to show her some delicate colours.
53 thoughts on “Delicacy In Decay ~ The Doorstep Amaryllis”
I, too, like them
Your capture is awesome.
How are the poppy petals coming along?
If I knew how to send a picture I would let you in on it . I’ll try to blog about it and send you the link. I haven’t used the new page setup so ??
I’ll look forward to that.
I internet has been out so don’t give up .
Right up my street! Thanks for linking!
My pleasure 🙂
Beautiful captures Tish.
Thank you 🙂
Lovely soft pink Tish. Do you think it will bloom again?
I think this may depend on how well I look after the bulbs. But in theory the plants’ leaves should die back and the bulb become dormant. It has a couple of smaller bulbs too. I must catch up with the original owner for some advice. I’m not usually very kind to house plants.
Lovely capture Tish. Definitely silk-like; I can imagine a dress skirt with the “veins” picked out in darker thread.
Like minds! I was conjuring that frock too when I took the photos. It would be blissful 🙂
Nice! Love the different aspect of showing the beauty in the droopy flower!
A sort of added value 🙂
I bet Su will love them. Such a delicious color.
Sue (although Su did, too, I see.)
We all know what we like 🙂 🙂 🙂
Silk like is a perfect description
Thank you, Pauline 🙂
So beautiful! Love flowers!
I’m impressed by your ability to capture the delicacy of a flower and vast African landscapes with equal aplomb.
That’s very nice of you to say so 🙂
You’re welcome. Just the facts.
Lovely close ups. Some flowers decay so prettily.
We knew she would! 🙂 🙂 Love the veins and details you’ve captured. They’re a bit big and blousy sometimes but a lovely cheery thing in the winter.
Yes mine was late on parade, due to its owner forgetting it was in her shed. I agree about the blousy looks, but it was fun while it lasted.
Ah, Tish she is so beautiful, even decaying… mine is still in bloom, well at least 3 of the 4 flowers. Such a magnificent flower huh?! xo
Definitely magnificent in all forms 🙂
Love it, Tish – you have captured its delicacy in decay so nicely – veins and wrinkles. I have only one Amaryllis I have kept for years, and it rests in my glassed room outdoors – and then comes back with another bloom in the autumn. So Christmas and July/August. But that may be just me, it is the only Amaryllis I have managed through winters here.
Good to know you have kept one going, A-C. I shall apply myself to keeping this one alive.
Good! Mine is a special variety called “La Paz”, with very thin and delicate “petals”.
Wow! … how extraordinarily beautiful. 🙂
How fabulous, and right up Sue’s street 🙂
PS you should join us (Sue, Debbie, Margaret, me and Jo) one Saturday for our afternoon tea chats. Got a goat joining us this Saturday!
A goat coming to tea!!! 🙂
Indeed . . . . is it enough temptation though for you to join us 😉
A lovely thought, and thanks for the invitation, but we have an Aged P who doubtless needs visiting.
Enjoy the visit . . and if you are ever free on a lockdown Saturday afternoon around 3pm let us know. You’d always be very welcome even if you can only stay a few minutes.
Many thanks, Becky 😘
Humans also become delicate when they decay – but beauty remains
That is a thought worth remembering, Abrie.