Looking back at December through the lens of my daily photos,
I can’t help but smile! Family (who are friends), a few cocktails, a delicious spread of cookies, reading, knitting (and one FO – that lovely bit of pinned out lace on the 23rd is the 2016 Mystery Shawl), plenty of twinkle lights … and the beginning of this year’s amaryllis watch.
My mom gifted each of us super fancy bulbs from Jackson & Perkins. I set mine out on December 1st and have been documenting their progress every Friday since then.
I’m positive I can really see those stalks growing! This week, I threaded the two taller ones through copper stakes (so pretty and practical … but maybe not quite as charming as the knitting needles I had to use last year 😉) and I’m sure the 3rd one will need a stake in the next day or two.
Last year, my two bulbs bloomed about a month apart – one at Christmas and the other later in January. Too soon to tell, but I think this year’s bulbs are all on track for January. Stay tuned … I plan to make this a Friday feature for a few more weeks!
|Waterlogued – Streamlined (looking back at last year, I was reminded how much fun these photos were, too)|
And whew, I think this is the last looking back post I have to share. The first weekend of 2018 seems like a good time to start looking ahead!
Wishing y’all a wonderful weekend … stay warm!