Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A is for Amaryllis

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When Amaryllis fair doth show the richness of her fiery glow,
The modest Lily hides her head; the former seems so proudly spread
To win the gaze of human eye, which soonest brightest things doth spy.
Yet vainly is the honour won, since hastily her course is run;
she blossoms, blooms, -she fades, -she dies, -they who admired, now despise.
~unknown

ABC Wednesday Round 8

17 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

So adorable flower, delicate and I love this colour!
I didn't know about it's name, thanks so much for this post! It's really nice!
Hugs
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous flower, terrific capture for the A Day and the perfect words! I do love the color! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia
ABC Team

Vasi said...

Frumoasa floare,imi place mult.
Sa ai o zi buna!

Leslie: said...

That is GORGEOUS! Have a wonderful week... :D

Leslie
ABC Team

Joy said...

Lovely flowers, the photograph brings out the colour and markings beautifully.

photowannabe said...

Terrific shot of the beautiful flower. You are the first post for amarillus I have seen.

Kay L. Davies said...

A beautiful amaryllis, so sad it is destined to last only a day.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Cheryl said...

Fantastic shot. It's such a gorgeous flower ~ in other folk's homes!

Cheryl
ABC Team

RedPat said...

Mine has opened this week and is still going strong - they usually last a couple of weeks - so nice at this time of year!

Roger Owen Green said...

beautiful in a dainty way
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Hildred and Charles said...

A beautiful amaryllis, - I love them for January and February here, - my first is out with seven blooms and I have three more about to flower so they will see me through until spring I think! I hope....

Tumblewords: said...

Beautiful. It looks like a painting. I'm fond of the amaryllis but don't have any this year - I miss them. Thanks for the post and the lovely words.

PatioPatch said...

Aah! that is an amazing flower, admirably captured for ABC wednesay
Laura

Eng said...

beautiful!!!

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Beautiful flower - Happy Wednesday!

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Beverley Baird said...

What a gorgeous flower! I wish I had luck in growing one!
Love the poem you have enclosed!

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