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Sunday, January 4, 2009

a flower for Alison

The other day, I felt compelled to bring home an amaryllis plant. I have never done this, but I kept thinking of my friend Alison, who loves amaryllises.



Alison is sick, sicker than we like her to be*, and I am hoping that these will cheer her up a bit.
It started blooming on Friday, during her "procedure".


There are at least 3 more flowers to come! To cheer her on the road to recovery, is what I'm thinking...



If you can find one of these, I can highly recommend bringing one home. They're an amazing sight, as they bring beauty and grace into your house.
* ETA: of course that might sound strange. I do not ever ever "like" anybody being sick, ever. But the fact is that autoimmune disorders stay with you your entire life, and some days are better than others. Some days the beast can be tamed, other days, not so much....

6 comments:

duraknit said...

Yikes! I didn't know about Alison (a little out of touch with knitting lists recently) -- thanks for bringing this to my attention.

Elizabeth D

AlisonH said...

It's beautiful, Karin. Thank you. If the stalk is tall, be mindful of its leanings: they reach towards the light quite quickly (as should we all).

It looks like a Minerva to me. I have a Minerva bulb I need to plant. I will think of yours when it blooms; thank you!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Lovely, and you know everytime I see one of these flowers I too think of Alison. What a place in our hearts this great lady has carved. She is strong & flexible just like the stalk of this beautiful flower. Thanks Karin.

magnusmog said...

I love them - they were one of my grandmother's favourites too :)

bmash said...

That is beautiful. I bought one via mail order for the holiday. Its progress was slowed due to 5 1/2 days with no heat in the ice storm. Now it is getting taller and I hope it has some flowers. No matter when the flowers come, they will be beautiful and we will enjoy them. My best thoughts to Alison.

jackie said...

Beautiful pictures. I hope Allison will feel stronger soon.