Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What's Bloomin' - February 2011

The snow is gone and the temperatures are rising, 
but blooms in the garden are still a few weeks away.   

Patiently awaiting spring.

It is worth the wait.

Something else I've been patiently awaiting -- 
the opening of my amaryllis bloom.  

It was worth the wait!





And one other thing I've been patiently awaiting...
surgery on my gimpy right arm.

Today is the day.

"I have set the Lord always before me.
Because He is at my right hand,
I will not be shaken."
Psalm 16:8


I know it, too, will be...worth the wait!

Toni :-)

29 comments:

  1. As someone who once broke her arm pruning roses- I feel your pain. And your hope. Gimpy arms heal to prune again.

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  2. Toni your amaryllis is gorgeous! I hope your surgery goes well today. I am thinking of you!

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  3. Pretty shot of your amaryllis. I hope your surgery goes well and you are back in your garden working hard as usual. It is hard to do when any part of you is in pain. I've got a bad hip from doing the landscaping and have yet to have the surgery. But, having others do the heavy lifting has been a blessing. As long as I don't lift, it is pretty good. Arms, not so much can wait, need them for everything.

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  4. Oh my, prayers for a successful surgery. Your amaryllis photos are really beautiful, and were certainly worth waiting for.

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  5. I'll be sending thoughts and prayers on your surgery Toni! Glad you have a beautiful bloom waiting on you when you get home!

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  6. So sorry to hear of your problems with your arm... I can relate. Larry

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  7. Good luck with the surgery today and happy GBBD, Carolyn

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  8. So pretty. Happy Bloom Day, and good luck.

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  9. I too have a gimpy right arm. Not sure why but I've been going to physical therapy since December. It's a bit better. Our spring doesn't really hit us until April, so it has a couple more months to get better!

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  10. Beautiful amaryllis bloom! Good luck with your surgery! Hope all is restored to working order. I too have a gimpy right arm...is it a gardening thing, I wonder?

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  11. Toni, I will be lifting you up in prayer today that God will give you peace in your surgery and a restored arm!

    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Is. 41:10)

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  12. Praying for a successful surgery....love the Amaryllis.

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  13. Hello, I just found your blog through Carol at May Dreams Garden. This is my first GBBD and I am finding so much eye candy. I love your blog and look forward to your posts. Your Amaryllis is beautiful. And I hope your surgery goes well and you come out with a super gardening bionic arm!! Good luck to you and happy GBBD!

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  14. Very few blooms are as impressive as those of the amaryllis.

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  15. Toni: I hope the surgery went well. I love the close-up shots of the Amaryllis. You have a lovely specimen. Happy GBBD!

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  16. Lovely, lovely Amaryllis--is it Candy Apple? Today was my first GBBD, and I've so enjoyed visiting the beautiful blooms in other gardens/homes. I hope your arm mends quickly--best wishes for a speedy recovery!
    Julie

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  17. What wonderful photos of a beautiful bloom!

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  18. Beautiful Amaryllis! Hope your surgery went well and you're feeling better soon.

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  19. Gorgeous amaryllis. Best wishes with the surgery, I hope you are back in the garden very soon!

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  20. Hi Everyone,
    I am finally back in the land of the living. Whew! That anesthesia is rough! Surgery went great, though. 10 days of bandages and a splint, and then when the stitches are removed, I should be good to go! Sounds like I'm not the only gardener out there with aching physical body parts! We abuse ourselves all for the love of what we do. Take it easy on yourselves so you can keep doing what you love! Thank you all for your kind comments and prayers and well wishes.

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  21. Yeah God!! So glad to hear everything went as planned Toni! God is good ;) The Isaiah passages were timely, huh?!

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  22. that is a very beautiful macro! happy blooming day

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  23. Stunning photo shots. Hope all went well with your surgery. I added myself as a follower to check back.
    Cher
    Goldenray Yorkies

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  24. Toni - speedy recovery! (It's so good to see something blooming - your Amaryllis has such a delicate color, love it!)

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  25. Toni - I hope your recovery is smooth and as pain free as possible. Hopefully, you'll be back to gardening soon. :o) Your amaryllis is beautiful!

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  26. I hope you recover quickly from surgery! And your pictures are beautiful :)

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  27. Bautiful pink amaryllis and great macro shots of it!

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  28. I hope your surgery went well and you are on the way to full recovery! Your photos of the amaryllis are beautiful. May spring find you happy, healthy, and able to compleely enjoy your garden.

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