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Today, and every day, actually, I am grateful for anything green during this time of dark and c-c-c-old winter.
Honestly, there are moments when the winter seems very long and arduous.
In reality, it hasn't been really, really cold until now and it's February.
Before we know it, there'll be crocuses jutting up above the frozen earth.
In the meantime, however, my soul yearns for green.
In the supermarket a few weeks ago, I was soooooo happy to see a box of paper white bulbs in the discount rack for the ridiculously low price of about $2.00.
Into my cart went the box! Hubs was skeptical the bulbs would bloom during the heart of winter.
I assured him they would
So into a pot with the accompanying potting soil they went and took up residence in my upstairs office.
From time to time, I'd peek in and see green shoots. Then, the shoots became long stalks and then, finally, lovely white flowers appeared.
They had a delicate sweet scent if you stuck your nose into the blooms.
For many days, the sight of the paper whites in the middle of the kitchen table made me smile.
It's so wonderful and refreshing to see GREEN during the wintertime.
The paper whites are now gone by and their bulbs will be ready for replanting in the spring.
In the meantime, sweet memories of those gorgeous blossoms and long green stems lull me into dreaming of spring flowers.
DO YOU HAVE ANY LIVING PLANTS IN YOUR HOUSE?