. . . Living on a mountain in southwest Virginia...
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Downy and Amaryllis
Downy Woodpecker February 13, 2011
This little downy came for some peanut butter I had put in this hanging planter. I can't wait for it to be warm enough to put some flowering plants in it. I looked this morning and all the peanut butter was gone so I replaced with sunflower seeds.
A friend gave us this giant amaryllis a few years ago. It has bloomed nicely ever since. It's especially welcome this time of the year when nothing is blooming outside. I have learned to let it bloom, die back, lay dormant for awhile in the basement. When it shows signs of growth, I bring it back up into the house and water it.
This close up is against my favorite painting done by Pat McKelvey who lived in this area years ago.