Sunday, March 12, 2006

More Pleasure than Pain

A few days ago I purchased a small bouquet of daffodils from Trader Joe's for $1.49. They were fully closed when I got them home, but when I clipped the ends and put them in water they fully blossomed within hours. Their quick bloom surprised Aidan. She kept calling to me in the space of a few hours to tell me that another flower had opened. The next morning they looked lovely in the light, sitting next to a soon to be amaryllis blossom and I had to photograph them. The last photo documents what happens when a mother of a 2 1/2 year old tries for a mid morning photo shoot. The amaryllis 'went down'. However, after some love and care and a little vacuuming, it is recovering nicely, a buck forty-nine plus time spent vacuuming little to pay for the pleasure of looking at and photographing early spring.

stems

daffodils

Olson, dust, stems

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stems in vase on table

what happens when the mother of a two year old tries for a midmorning photo shoot

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