Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sepia Wednesday



This photo is of a lovely paperwhite bloom. I received the bulb just before Christmas in a thank you gift from my Horticulture Society President. It included a small bulb vase and some decorative stones. I inserted the bulb into the vase and filled the vase with water. It took only a few days before I saw the signs of roots emerging from the bulb bottom. Before long the roots filled the vase and the stems appeared from the top of the bulb. Within three weeks the metamorphosis of bulb to bloom took place. The flowers are lovely. The perfume is not. I remarked one day to my husband that I thought something was burning before I realized that it was the flower emitting its perfume. The flower is a welcome sight now in the land of snow. Hope you like it. I am always happy to hear your comments. Join the other sepia photos today at Sepia Scenes for Sepia Wednesday.  Valerie
Posted by Picasa

8 comments:

Lori E said...

This is a great project for kids too. It is quite a lesson in horticulture.
I am a big fan of sepia toned photos. I see them a lot in my genealogy research.

awarewriter said...

The flowers look great in Sepia. Not all do but you've captured the delicacy very nicely here.

cherry said...

This is beautiful! Thank you for stopping by .. hugs, Cherry

Gena @ thinking aloud said...

Lovely sepia flowers!! Gena @ thinking aloud

Dianne said...

I love it
you captured the texture of the bloom beautifully

Mumsy said...

That's beautiful!

Self Sagacity said...

Beautiful even in Sepia. So soft and calming.

maryt/theteach said...

A perfect paperwhite blossom! I think it looks lovely in sepia! :)