Turkey Tracks: It’s Arrived!

Turkey Tracks:  January 27, 2015

It’s Arrived!

Some years back, I gave my Mike/Tami grands an amaryllis.

Talula was entranced with it–watching each day as it grew and the flower bud developed.

On the morning it bloomed, she woke everyone up with the announcement that “it’s arrived.”

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So, this past Christmas season, I gave some amaryllis to several people I know who I thought would get a kick out of them.

A reminder:  I don’t “do” Christmas gifts, but try to connect with all the people in my life in some meaningful way over this season of dark delight.

One amaryllis went to Linda McKinney’s granddaughters, Addy and Willow.

Well, this week, “it arrived,” and Addy, who had been following it with much interest, was delighted.

Here’s the picture Linda sent to me this week.  She’s been telling me for some weeks not how interested Addie has been in this flower process.

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I am so happy that I have, again, participated/facilitated in drawing a child into the magic and power of the plant world.

Margaret Rauenhorst and Ronald VanHeeswjik host a magical solstice night with a HUGE bonfire and special drinks every December.  So I tucked an amaryllis into a sack for them and left it on their kitchen table.

Here’s the pic Margaret sent me today:

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What a cheerful, cheerful, lucious reminder that though a blizzard is coming, that spring will, once again, also come!

I like to give timely experiences…

 

Turkey Tracks: Winter Flowers

Turkey Tracks:  January 13, 2015

Winter Flowers

It snowed all yesterday.  We didn’t get many inches–only about three–but it was a definite snow day.

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Some of the turkeys hung out beneath the big pines all day.  They were hunkered down, but when I opened the door started to come to me.

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In the kitchen, winter flowers are blooming and bringing lots of cheer:

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Look at this exotic beauty of an amaryllis:

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More importantly, these blooming bulbs are not drenched with pesticides, as are commercial flowers.

Sad, but true…