Friday, January 1, 2010


OK -- I know the holidays are over and it is the beginning of a new year, but I just had to show off my amaryllis!  This is not going to be a gardening blog, but I have SO MANY blooms on these things that my heart is OVER THE MOON happy!!

At the beginning of this new year I always admire flowers that grow from bulbs.  Living in AZ, it is difficult to get tulips, narcissus, or other bulb flowers to grow; but amaryllis - NO PROBLEM.

Each time I look a these beautiful flowers, I think of how hard that bulb had to work to push itself through the ground.  It is kind of like each one of us and we follow our path through life, we are each pushing ourselves to become more creative and more helpful to each other out there as we push up through the dirt.

Happy first day of this wonderful New Year!



  1. Good morning, Josette! So glad you came by for a visit so I could follow you back to your lovely place! Thanks for the kind words on this first day of 2010!

    Looks like we like many of the same things, as I scroll through your posts...I'll be back to visit often, and am your newest follower. I hope this New Year is a wonderful one for you and your family!

  2. Hi Josette,
    how lucky of me to find your delightful blog. Inded a most pleasant first visit which definitey won't be the last.
    Do pop over my blog if you have a chance to. I'll be happy to share with you my little blogging world. I adore shabby chic and vintage home decor, old mismatched china,antiques, laces and linens, and ROSES in all possible forms - fresh and dried, porcelain and millinery ones. i also love to make my own by working cold porcelain...
    until we meet again, I wish you and yours a fabulous 2010

  3. Hi Jo,

    Happy New Year to You....

    I Love the Amaryllis~ The Color is Beautiful, They bring back Sweet Memories of My Grandma.....

    Love your Post on, Putting Us 1st on the to do list, it is exactly right, I am going to try to work very hard at that, since it is Not in My Nature ~ Maybe we can remind Each Other!

    I also want to tell you, I Love Your Photos in your blog, you have that Knack ~ I do not...
    I am not sure if it is My Camera, or the Operator of such Camera (My daughter thinks it's Me)
    so another thing to try & work on in 2010....

    BTW - how do you do the Snowflakes falling on the background of your blog???? I have seen several with that wonderful touch & I have NO idea, Is it a Secret????

    Have a Wonderful Weekend ~

  4. What wonderful blooms on your amaryllis, Josette....I love them too but didn't try to grow any this year.
    Maybe there are still some bulbs left in the stores that I can purchase.
    Happy New Year!!!

  5. Hi Jo, It is so nice to meet you! I love your blog, what you show, and what you have to say. I will come back when I have a little more time, as I am preparing for a dinner party tomorrow nite and am trying to do as much as I can ahead of time. You know how that goes, I'm sure! Thanks so very much for stopping by. Isn't it amazing how we all meet? Happy New Year to you- I have to make a "laundry list" myself. *grin*
    ~ Sue

  6. They are beautiful. I have never tried that...but it looks like fun. Happy New Year!

  7. Hi Josette,
    I can't blame you for being proud of that lovely flower. It's really vibrant and healthy looking.
    Love it.


  8. Hello Josette,

    Happy New Year to you! Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers with us.

    I'm so glad you dropped by my blog and left such a thoughtful comment, so I could find your wonderful new blog.

  9. Fab flower!
    Enjoy the rest of the holiday season, and HAPPY NEW YEAR from That Old House.

    May your 2010 be blessed with happiness and peace.

    Best wishes, Cass

  10. Aren't they so amazing. I love them. They are so outstanding in a room. If you want to keep it for next year there is a bit of a production to go through. First you have to feed the bulb when it is done blooming. It can go outside for the summer, keep it fed. Then you cut back the leaves and put it in the dark at some point. When you bring it out of the dark and pot it up fresh for Christmas it will send up flower stalks and leaves all over again.
    You should check on where and when to do all these things though.

  11. Hi Jo,
    Beautiful, beautiful flowers. Happy New Year!

  12. How beautiful! My lifetime friend gave me one for Christmas...the bulb ready to be planted. So it's turning green and soon will be beautiful also. I agree, kinda like life...
    Have a great 2010!

  13. Hey Jo, good morning!
    I love the photos of your amaryllis, they are gorgeous! They seem to be very happy which in turn makes you very very happy!!!
    Okay, I have to be nosey here...looking at your that a semi round couch you have???
    Happy New Year and take care of those little darlings!!!
    everything vintage

  14. Oh my gosh Josette - those are GORGEOUS!!! You have every right to show those off!!!

    Happy Happy Day 2 of the New Year!!!
    ;-) robelyn

  15. Beautiful! I just love amaryllis!
    Happy New Year...Kathy

  16. I love your flowers! I have a tote bag with them That I just love using! Thank you for stopping by my blog and following! I love your blog it is beautiful! I will work my way through to see more!
    Hugs, Lisa

  17. So lovely! I'm following your sweet blog.

  18. I used to plant my A bulbs out in my garden in New Mexico and they were lovely blooming.

    I like your laundry list idea. I just watched The Bucket List (I know I am so behind the times!) and sounds like I might need to make 2 lists!!


  19. bonne année à toi et ceux que tu aimes.


    un baiser de France!!!



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