The Days are Getting Longer…

“The shortest day of the year has passed, and whatever nastiness of weather we may look forward to in January and February, at least we notice that the days are getting longer.  Minute by minute they lengthen out.  It takes some weeks before we become aware of the change.  It is imperceptible even as the growth of a child, as you watch day by day, until the moment comes when with a start of delighted surprise we realize that we can stay out of doors in a twilight lasting for another quarter of a precious hour.” ~Vita Sackville-West

Anticipation…I purchased these bulbs a few weeks ago and put them in a bowl in our sunroom.  Every now and then I noticed their silent progress…

Paperwhites 1

Paperwhites 2

Like the rest of us, I have been preoccupied with the errands of the season and I forgot about these little packages sitting in our sunroom.

Until yesterday…

 

Paperwhites 3

Paperwhites 4

They bloomed in time for Christmas…

Paperwhites SunOne of many gifts not found beneath the Christmas Tree...

 

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