Winter Rouge

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.

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  • ShutterBugGeek
    6th February 2012 at 10:58 AM

    This is beautiful! Love the composition!

    • khurtwilliams
      6th February 2012 at 5:28 PM

      @ShutterBugGeek Thank you.

  • MindOfM
    5th February 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Nice lighting, good exposure and nice use of depth of field!

    • khurtwilliams
      6th 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.

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