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Hello again, fellow bloggers!  I fell off the blogging wagon last spring, but I’m hoping to climb back aboard again this year.

A leaning amaryllis is what has brought me back to the fold!DSC_0111I don’t know the specifics of this amaryllis; it came from a big box store and was just marked “Red.”  This is the fifth year or so it has bloomed.

Because of its extreme tilt, I decided to cut it and put it in a vase.  It happened to be Monday, so a perfect point of re-entry into Blogland for me!  DSC_0003I’ve filled out the vase with some pussy willow branches from a tree growing on the edge of our cul-de-sac, and some forsythia branches with buds that probably will not open until the amaryllis has passed its prime.  DSC_0015DSC_0006I think it is a lovely end of winter arrangement, with the bright red petals and snowy white catkins.  DSC_0007Perhaps by the time the forsythia buds open, I’ll have a new amaryllis to replace this one in the bouquet.  Maybe something that speaks more of spring than winter, I hope!

Many thanks to Cathy from Rambling in the Garden for hosting this weekly collection of vases!  DSC_0152