A few weeks ago a friend at work presented my wife and me with a token of her appreciation. Inside a small box was this large amaryllis bulb along with some coconut coir. I was told to plant it immediately which of course I did not. I procrastinated and planted it almost two weeks later.
I planted the bulb and placed it on a sunny windowsill in the kitchen. Over the last few weeks the bulb sprouted and a long stem grew and I could start to see the node where the flowers would be. Then suddenly in just a day … these beautiful fluted flowers — four of them — exploded atop the stem. These flowers are expected to last many weeks. What a wonderful gift to enjoy during the dreary days of winter.
ShutterBugGeek6th February 2012 at 10:58 AM
This is beautiful! Love the composition!
khurtwilliams6th February 2012 at 5:28 PM
@ShutterBugGeek Thank you.
MindOfM5th February 2012 at 2:14 PM
Nice lighting, good exposure and nice use of depth of field!
khurtwilliams6th February 2012 at 5:29 PM
@MindOfM I used natural lighting. I positioned the pot near the sliding door in the living room to capture the early morning sun.