Photo challenge: Today’s word is “Reward.” How do I show reward in a photo? The response is two amaryllis bulbs that rewarded me with beautiful flowers…just when I needed a taste of spring. I posted this on Thursday, but it is so appropriate to the Friday challenge, don’t you think?
My brother’s girlfriend shipped a couple of amaryllis bulbs (in a pot) to me before Christmas. Wonderful gesture and gift, but I didn’t know what to do with them…I was lacking the space or proper sunny window where they could grow, and the bulbs are extremely toxic to cats. What to do?
Girlfriend Red to the rescue! She has grown amaryllis before and offered to get them started and keep them safe for a couple of weeks. After which, I forgot about them until the end of January, when the light bulb came on! Red laughed when I called, she had been wondering when I would come back to claim them. They were both growing, straight and sure.
The amaryllis plants then made a trip to two sunny windows in my office and cheerfully grew up over the next few weeks until magic happened. Over this past weekend, flowers began to bloom. Beautiful, glorious flowers! The color of spring in the season of winter and a reminder to hang on, warmth is around the corner.