Full of promise
Such elegant lines
Daintiness against the light
Pure petal poetry
Beauty in every detail
and from all angles.
in Greek 'amarysso'
A flower name poetically used to mean
'a simple shepherdess or country girl'
A name often given to country girls in classic literary works
of Virgil and Ovid.
Every year before Christmas,
I choose one, sometimes two, beautiful Amaryllis bulbs
to flower in my home.
So far, this particular colouring, which flowered
for over a month on two stems, is my favourite.