I just uploaded these photographs to Flickr last night and decided that they would make an excellent Flower Friday post. Scabiosa (aka pincushion flower) is one of my favorite plants — it’s a perennial (my plants made it through winter without completely dying this year), it’s drought tolerant, and pollinators love it.
On April 13, 2014, I was given the opportunity to take the bluebonnet photograph of my dreams. Seriously — I’d wanted to take a photograph of bluebonnets with a fence behind them for YEARS. This shot could not have matched what I had envisioned in my head any better.
“28 And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, 29 yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith!” – Matthew 6:28-30
All of this talk about Netflix’s Fuller House series reminded me of the full house amaryllis I bought from American Meadows during December 2010. It bloomed (a total of eight flowers) during February — this photo was taken almost exactly five years ago (2/15/2011). I thoroughly enjoyed having a bit of color (and something to photograph) inside during the gloomy winter months. I need to remember to buy one to have inside next December! If you want some tips for growing amaryllis indoors, this site has easy-to-follow instructions.