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The snow-capped mountains,
hope unfolding in my heart--
an amaryllis!


Betsy Adams said…
Beautiful snow photo… Love seeing snow on the mountains. We got some snow here --but only about 2 inches. It was pretty though.

The Amaryllis is gorgeous. That is my favorite color.

Daisy said…
Beautiful mountains and Amaryllis, Brenda. Wonderful photos.
Susie Swanson said…
Awe, this is so beautiful. I love those flowers and your snow photo is even more pretty with the mountains covered over. Hope you and your mother are enjoying this cold winter .
lil red hen said…
Such a beautiful flower! Just what we like to see after all the cold weather. The picture for your header is so interesting! Just look at those houses scattered on the mountains!
magnolias+tea said…
Hi Brenda!
The mountains in your header remind me of Cades Cove in the Smokies except for the houses. I think it'd be nice to live on the side of a mountain.
Love the amaryllis! They are so beautiful. Hope you are enjoying the snow. We've only had a dusting so far. Have a wonderful weekend!
TexWisGirl said…
a pretty spot of color for winter!
The amaryllis are some of my favorite flowers. I always look forward to their first appearance in the Spring. They are so majestic. You photos are gorgeous!
Such a beautiful flower. I used to have one years ago and really enjoyed it's blooms.
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