Amaryllis are amazing flowers. They are a bulb that has long strappy leaves and usually once a year they put up a long stalk with 2 to 4 very large blossoms. I got this one about 8 years ago. It bloomed and knowing it was hard to get them to re-bloom it migrated around through my plants stuck in here or there where there was extra room for it. A couple of weeks ago I notice it had decided to bloom again. First there was the long stalk with just a touch of red showing, gradually it got talker and bigger until all 3 blossoms were open. They are each at least 6 inches across. Of course one of the cats decided to play with one and put a couple of scratches in it.
Nectarine, peach blossoms. Notice the bee in the first photo. I was glad to see the bees out as we need them to pollinate fruit and veggies. If you are careful they won't sting. The white ones are Bradford pears which are non-fruiting trees.
Retirement has finally come and for the first few years I lived as a "desert rat" on a small chunk of desert land in Rio Rancho, NM. Recently my husband and I moved to Bedford, KY so we would be near my son. It has been quite an experience. We are on 30 acres that includes open areas and forest. My own pets include 4 cats, 1 dog, 2 horses, and 2 ponies. All pets were adopted from shelters. I like to raise flowers, and houseplants, and I try to garden. I sometimes attempt to write fiction and nonfiction stories. I love to take photos and share them. I enjoy watching the sun rise in the morning and the moon rise in the evening, and love watching nature. I am an avid reader of fiction books with westerns and mysteries being my favorites.