Pink Lady

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I picked up another Amaryllis at Walgreen Pharmacy early in June.

The foliage and the buds were pale with only a hint of pink.

I didn’t have much confidence that she’d turn out too well,

But the configuration of the plant was good.

At least, she wasn’t She-Devil Red…

It has two stalks and ten buds on one bulb!

The stalks are well-proportioned and sturdy

No, long, lanky stalks and leaves here.

I set it on the porch

And watched the blossoms open.

To my delight, the blossoms are lovely shades of pink on white.

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It is a lovely Asiatic AmaryllisΒ as the card on the plant said it would be.

The color of the pink and white blossoms deepens as the blossoms open.

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen an Amaryllis with so many buds

Or one that is quite as compact as this one

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I’ve enjoyed this Pink Lady

And I did not have to wrestle with Old Faithful Lens to photograph her.

(You recall the story of She-Devil Red…)

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(Please forgive the mix of present and past tense…Β  Chuckle…)

I’m cleaning out my draft cache, and am not motivated to change much!

71 Comments on “Pink Lady

  1. I’m so sad to know I will not see anymore your flower photographs, George. Rest in peace, you were greatly supportive of my work from the beginning, a good friend from afar and a special soul.
    May you rest in peace my friend.

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  2. Beautiful images George, you have such a good eye! Not sure if you’re still reading blogs or reading your comments, I hope you’re doing ok and still enjoying the beauty around you. Take care xo

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  3. Oh my, I was tickled to see your name in the likes on my post. Where have I been? I’ve missed your posts. I’ve missed YOU! I’m so glad you’re still with us, still being the indomintable, clear-eyed, George! I hope you are feeling as well as these flowers are beautiful. Looks like you’ll be bringing in another year.

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    • Linda, I don’t post now because my tremor is too bad. When I feel like it, I read some of my favorite blogs though.
      Thank you for visiting me always! May 2016 be good to you! πŸ™‚

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      • Hello dear so glad to hear from you. Have a happy new year. Miss you so much think of you often. I’ve been following you since you started this blog. Miss your beautiful pictures. Hows the beautiful birds?

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  4. George – keeping it quiet though it’s not a big big secret. My wife and I have split. I met a woman who was my third grade classmate who became my girlfriend and fiance 50 years later. We visited Elkins WV where I grew up and shared Thanksgiving with her mom now 102. I’m not talking about it ’cause the split is not legal yet. I hope you are ok. I hesitate to ask. Middle East – still. Thanks for being nosey and supportive.

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  5. They are so beautiful dear George, loved them all. I miss your lovely photographs. I hope you are fine and everything goes well. Thanks and Love, nia

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  6. Every single image is a treat for the senses George. Have been travelling for most of Aug and Sept and am just about catching up on my blog reading. The food poisoning sounds nasty. Hope you are fully recovered from the concussion by now. Sending warm hugs πŸ™‚

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  7. What a fanfare of triumph, George! πŸ™‚ It was our wedding anniversary in the week and a part of my bouquet were some spurs of pinkest pink gladioli. They really made me smile (and still do πŸ™‚ )
    The date on this post is way back so I hope that you’re continuing to enjoy your life, hon. Thank you so much for your visit this morning. Sending hugs πŸ™‚

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    • Well, since the concussion, I have not managed to get back into the blog. I did see yours in the reader, though. Oddly, most of the people whom I knew don’t show up there anymore. I guess they dumped me or stopped blogging. Chuckle… There are a couple that I must try to find. Thank you so much, Jo. You are always too kind to visit me! πŸ™‚

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      • Concussion! What have I missed? A lot of people take a summer break from blogging. Alas, I do not have the sense I was born with. Tell me more- you ok now? (relatively!) πŸ™‚

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    • I’m okay. Not about to die, I’m afraid. Strange. Chuckle… I was supposed to be dead already. My advice is not to pay too much attention to what doctors say… Glad you like the flower photos.

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      • That advice resonates throughout our home. Regularly. We are pleased you will continue to grace us with your presence. We will be back in Texas for a longer stint this Xmas. Perhaps it is finally time for a run to Victoria

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  8. Hi George! I couldn’t wait to see what you’ve been working on over here. More beauty! I’m sorry I don’t get around to WP as much as I used to. Think about you and hope you’re doing well. πŸ™‚

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    • I don’t get around to WP much either, Elisa. I’m doing fine. Actually, I have virtually no symptoms of the tumor in my lung. Nobody seems to know why that is! Chuckle… I guess all a fellow needs is one good lung! πŸ˜‰ Hope you’ve had a great summer. It’s so hot here that I sleep all day and roam around at night like a cat! Thanks for always stopping by!

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      • I just saw that it was 11:30 and the first thought that came to my head was you, and whether you had started roaming about the house. You already know I’m a night owl too, but I’ve been trying to change my ways to get in sync with my early bird husband. I think I’m too old of a dog at this point to “adapt.” πŸ™‚ That is good news, that you are showing no symptoms from the tumor, but I’m guessing that knowing that it’s there is something that makes you pause. Keep doing what you’re doing, and don’t give up on the photography…we all look so forward to your work. Stay strong, George! Good night, I’m going to bed. So early, a travesty, I know! xoxox elisa

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    • Haha! I’m the biggest chicken you know! I’m just not sick. And never have been sick in my entire life. Don’t really know how to do that one! πŸ˜‰ Thank you, Lorna!

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  9. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one that colour… how beautiful… By the way I’m going to the Kgalagadi at the end of this month with my new camera, can’t wait… my photos are going to be just so much better… keep watching.. not posting much at the moment but will after my return…

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    • Thank you, Ute!! I really did enjoy this one. It’s the first Asiatic Lily for me. I like the way they grow so I will be looking for them again. My mother loved the lilies so I buy one or two each year when I see them. You can plant them in the garden or in pots and they live for years. Thank you for always stopping by to encourage me! πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you, Sylvia. I usually buy one or two of these lilies each year, but this is the first Asiatic Lily for me. They really are nice. I enjoyed it and Romero planted it so I hope it blooms again! All is well here. Hope you are having fun this summer! πŸ™‚

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  10. Totally gorgeous pictures, my friend – the 3ed down is my favourite! Thanks for your reply to my earlier comment – I’ve just sent a reply. Take good care of yourself, my friend. A xxx

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    • Thanks, Adrian. I really did enjoy this one. My mother loved them so I buy one or two a year. Romero planted it, so I hope it blooms again. I am doing fine, Adrian. Nobody seems to understand why I have no symptoms of the tumor in my lung. It’s the oddest thing. Who knows? Hope all is well with you! πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks, Celestine! I loved that one. I usually buy one each year because my mother loved them. This one was particularly nice. They last a long time, too. It’s so hot here that I sleep all day and wander around at night like a cat! Chuckle… Hope everything is good with you and your family! Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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    • Well, Lemony, even I can see the edibility in that one! πŸ™‚ I really did enjoy it. Romero planted it so I hope it blooms again…

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    • Thank you, Richard. I love pink flowers. So did my mother. She would have enjoyed this one! Hope you are doing well. It’s too hot here to be around in the daytime, so I wander about at night like a cat! Chuckle… πŸ˜‰

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  11. Liked the flowers, George. And good to see that you are still with us. You don’t have to explain to me, because I read all your comments before me. Sorry about the food poisoning. I remember something like that when I was a young man. And at the time, I thought I might die… but it didn’t occur to me to see a doctor… and as you can see, I made it through anyway.. Now I have different problems. Every stage and the problems that go with it… Wishing you better days, and much interest and pleasure in life.

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    • Thanks, Shimon. I am well, thank goodness. I don’t have any other health problems, and the tumor in my right lung is not causing any problems for some strange reason. Who knows? The food poisoning was a sudden thing that went away immediately, but left a concussion that took a while to heal. It is so hot here that I mostly avoid the daytime heat and wander around at night, like a cat! Chuckle… Hope you are well. Thanks for stopping by!

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    • Just don’t eat rotten deviled eggs. Kelli traced it easily to those deli eggs. Since my sense of taste and smell are bad now, I didn’t notice. As soon as she smelled the eggs, she knew. I guess I need a food tester! Chuckle… It’s some very strange and powerful bacteria. I causes sudden-onset nausea and causes the victim to lose consciousness. It happened to two of my young friends. So it wasn’t because I’m old or debilitated. The bacteria is short-lived, but it is some bad shit! Hope you never encounter it. I felt sudden nausea and leaned over the kitchen sink with saliva pouring from my mouth. The next thing I knew, I was lying in a pool of ice cold vomitus maximus on the slate floor in a dark kitchen with no concept of where I was. I finally figured it out and pushed myself into a sitting position. I knew there was no phone nearby so I had a chat with the old woman and convinced her to stand the hell up. Somehow, I did and staggered to the living room to a chair where there happened to be a phone lying on a table beside it. I called Kelli and that’s about the last thing I really recall except refusing a CT scan. Kelli feared a slow bleed since I seemed to get worse for a couple of days. I finally recovered. Thank goodness, but I have almost no memory of having slept for about two weeks! I still have trouble concentrating and doing much of anything that requires organizing my thoughts. That will improve. I’m supposed to be dead anyway, but I reckon you can’t kill me with a damn hammer! Chuckle…

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        • I reckon so, Ashley. There is no other reason I’m still alive. I was complaining to Kelli just today about not being dead yet. She laughed and said she figured it was gonna’ take a long time to kill me! I’m bored with the whole damn thing! So, I’m giving up the dying posture and getting on with it! I don’t want to hear another damn word about it! Chuckle…

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      • ….ohmyohmy, what a tale, and what a scare (not only to you, let me assure you). well, that convinces me to not go near any sunday school picnics in the near future (it’s been about 30 yrs since the last one, so no worries) or sample the next pot luck’s deviled eggs on display. you are one tough old cookie, george. thank god. beautiful photos. I have the christmas amaryllis in its pot submerged in the backyard near the house and it has sprouted new leaves. it works. but it will never give me that amount of buds–never. it is so good to hear your voice.

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        • Lance, I am so sorry. I just noticed that I failed to hit “post” apparently since there is no reply here. I do not advise deviled eggs unless you make them yourself! Chuckle… I think your amaryllis gets too cold in the winter. If you have a garage or some protected place for it, it will do much better. Also, feed it well since the stems and blossoms depend on the bulb. I’m happy to see you back, Lance. I was worried for a long time. πŸ™‚ Thanks for coming to visit!

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    • Thanks, Charlene! Had food poisoning and passed out. A concussion that made me sleep for a couple of weeks, but I’m doing fine now. I guess I’ll be around for a while yet! πŸ˜‰ I loved watching that Asiatic Lily. It really was pretty. Good to hear from you, as always!

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    • It’s the light, Zeeb. That’s all. The porch in early morning and late afternoon has very good light for photos against the screen. The Asiatic Lily is beautiful anyway. Much prettier than most lilies. I didn’t know that until I bought this one at Walgreen, of all places! It was my first Asiatic Lily. I enjoyed it tremendously. I don’t have the energy to seek out photos now, so I am working on old ones too! πŸ™‚ I had food poisoning and passed out suddenly and got a damn concussion that left my old brain mostly blank for a couple of weeks. I slept mostly and am finally recovering. I still have trouble concentrating to work on anything much. I’m supposed to be dead so I guess I’m lucky my old brain didn’t develop a hemorrhagic bleed. Since I got worse for a few days, Kelli feared that was what was happening, but I’m okay finally. The same thing happened to two young friends of mine. One poor guy was hit suddenly and passed out in the aisle of a store. He said when he came back around, some woman was just strolling by pushing her cart as if nothing were amiss. He supposed she thought he was drunk since he was also lying in a pool of vomitus maximus! Poor guy spent two hours in the bathroom trying to recover enough to drive home! It’s some odd bacteria that is short-lived, but causes loss of consciousness. Weird. I never had food poisoning in my life before this. I’m always so very delighted to see that wonderful Gravatar image! πŸ™‚ Thanks, Zeeb!

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      • oh my! you would have been right at home here in ecuador where a huge percentage of this town has had dengue or chikungunya or both. my 2nd go round with dengue brought complications similar to yours.. it was hard to think/read anything above a first-grade reading level, i was good for about two minutes standing and then i’d be dashing for the bed before fainting.. whew, i think sometimes our bodies want us to throw on the brakes, and if we don’t, well we’re forced to do it anyway!

        i’ve had food poisoning once thanks to airline food that kicked me down in guatemala.. yours sounds like a much-more severe round than what hit me.

        glad you’re back and full of spunk! thank you as well!

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    • It is an Asiatic Lily. Yes, Walgreens has them along with tulips in vases with the bulbs on holidays especially. They’re always at the checkout counter. And they are cheap. I think the most I ever paid for any of them was something like $12.00. This one was really pretty. πŸ™‚

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