“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


The rewards of laziness

I am exhausted with work & the silly, self-imposed agony of attempting to make art. Therefore, just photos for a day or two - finding the right words to say something seems impossible.

The above amarylis shows what happens when you just leave stuff alone, either intentionally or otherwise. These bulbs were just placed on the back porch after their Christmas blooms had withered away, and I meant to plant them in the yard, but just forgot. (You can imagine what the porch looks like.) Doesn't matter - they took matters into their own hands & performed a little magic. How arrogant I was to think they needed me.


  1. Those are beautiful blooms!!

    Don't you just love it when nature says, relax...leave the work to me..I'll take care of it, and you can just enjoy my beauty.

    If only nature had a way of keeping the deer off my hostas!

  2. It's too wonderful. The 2nd amaryllis is set to start opening, and I can't remember if it's red or white. In fact, I don't even remember having more than one. It's kind of exciting. (It takes so little to make me happy.)

  3. I love the unexpected happy moments....I wish there were more.

  4. Michelle - yes indeed! I could use a few, today especially. I think the new amaryllis is pink & white striped, like peppermint candy.

  5. i like this idea of passive neglect being good for flowers...too bad it doesn't seem to work for the human type of flower. otherwise i would be a quite spectacular blooming bird by dinnertime tonight! i simply must get out of my jammies and into my feathers before the day is over....
    your friend, bird tweet robin from down the road

  6. Robin - great thoughts about passive neglect.


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