This is always a nice bonus because the original bulb came from an indoor plant we received for Christmas a good number of years ago. When it had bloomed indoors, we put it outdoors just in case it might bloom again, and it has, every spring for a good many years. The blooms are 7 or 8 inches across.
We also found our orchid cactus had begun to bloom. This first flower is not too large. Usually they are as large as the amaryllis.
There will be quite a few more of these if the plant produces as well as it usually does. But each bloom on this cactus lasts only one day. Last year I think we had about 25 blooms.
Now to see if my plumeria will bloom this year. It usually does very well and has a wonderful perfume, but last year we didn't have a single flower because our summer was so cool and overcast. It's looking pretty healthy so if we get our normal amount of sunshine and warmth it will probably do well.
I finally got around to doing a painting I have wanted to do for a while. I found the photo on Codlins and Cream's blog and I just like its simplicity.
I just call it