This is our last weekend on the island,
and the amaryllis I planted a few weeks ago has opened
just in time for us to enjoy it here.
As I photographed it this afternoon there was quite a bit of curiosity.
Everyone came to see just what exactly this strange thing is.
How could I explain that I am just as mystified by it as they are?
One plops a bulb into a pot,
places it in the sun,
waters it twice a week . . .
. . . and is rewarded by perfection.
If only everything in life were so pure and simple.
Here's wishing you a happy weekend, my friends.
If you're snowbound, may your hot cocoa be plentiful
and your toes be warm.