January 19th, 2011
Looking for Beauty on a Dismal Day
Posted by Sharkey
As you may have heard, we’ve had quite a bit of snow here at the farm. Yesterday, however, was quite a different story because it was raining all day on top of all that snow, making it just pain dismal. Good thing we Frenchies, don’t need an excuse to curl up and take a nap. On the bright side, Martha really likes flowering house plants, so take a look at this.
1 Francesca, I cannot believe how dismal it is outside!
2 You're right, Sharkey. Who would want to go out there when it's so gray and uninviting?
3 It's pouring rain and there are ice-cold puddles everywhere to freeze our little feet.
4 And not a donkey in sight - they must feel the same way and are hanging out in the stable.
5 Francesca! Come and take a look at this! Dazzling color, at last!
6 Why Sharkey! These are beautiful amaryllis flowers, whose magnificent blooms really help to brighten up the long, dreary days of winter!
7 Franny, it's just such a surprise to see so many of them blooming at once.
8 I remember that their large, dazzling, trumpet-shaped blooms seem to last for weeks on end.
9 And look at the second flower shoot emerging from this energetic bulb! Good for us, this will be a really long display!
10 I feel like staying here to watch this bloom unfurl.
11 Wow, Sharkey! - Now that it's open, watch out for the pollen! You know how allergic you are.
12 I'm so happy that Martha likes to fill the house with brightness, aren't you, Frannie?
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