the dark dreary days of January are starting to sink in, that with the holiday let down and some other untimely issues, have begun to take us a dark place in my mind. So in an attempt to entertain myself, 'cause really who else is gonna, I took some artsy photos last evening.
For the last several years during Thanksgiving holiday I plant paper whites. Always without fail these lovely little flowers are blooming at Christmas and adding some much needed light and joy in the dark January days. That is until this year. I splurged and bought my bulbs from an online nursery and they were large...very large, so much in fact, that I needed two containers. Sadly it took weeks for them to begin sprouting.
but for now the rocks and marbles are the most interesting things in the planter.
they are in their usual place on the counter, in the same planter, and same conditions as in past years. Roots are spreading and I'm sure one day soon we will be enjoying their petite blooms.
One can never be disappointed to see flowers blooming especially in winter. So I will put on my patience hat and enjoy the marbles until then.