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Draw With Me – Spring

Last year I found a nice kids drawing competition on “This Mummy Loves” blog.  It is a monthly competition and this month the theme is Spring.  This month we decided to be a little more adventurous than just using pens and paper, so son2 has painted a chick on a paper plate. And son1 started with a paper plate centre and has added petals and seeds for his flower.

Son2 and his chick

Son2 and his chick

Son1 and his flower

Son1 and his flower

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This post is an entry to Draw With Me.

Amaryllis comes again

I love this time of year when I start to see snowdrops, which to me represents the first sign that spring may be on the way. Although I have to say that so far we have been very lucky with such a mild winter. However the floods have been rather a nuisance, and with the current levels of the rivers, they are far from over.

Another indication of spring pending is my Amaryllis houseplant. I’ve had this for just over 2 years now. And each year it has amazed me how it appears to die and then regrows. Initially I had thought I’d killed it, as I’m not very good with plants. I seem to always over-water or under-water. Mostly only spider plants and aloe vera survive under my care.

However I cut the dead stems off and left it on the window sill, continuing to water occasionally and lo and behold, it grew again last year. I have to admit, with everything else going on in my life, I can’t remember if it re-flowered last year. Then once again it died down, but here it is starting to regrow once more.

My Amaryllis plant is growing again

My Amaryllis plant is growing again