Thursday, January 5, 2012

Lovely hellebore

Lovely hellebore
blooms this rainy winters day 
cheering weary hearts.



Also called Christmas Rose, the hellebore blooms in the dead of winter bringing hope when it's dreary and wet. It's so nice having something blooming in the pot outside the door when the garden is awaiting spring.  Plus it's an added bonus for the little Anna's hummingbirds who winter over. You can imagine my delight when I saw one feeding on it this morning. 



Linking to Haiku my Heart with Rebecca @ recuerda mi corazon
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17 comments:

Susie Clevenger said...

I love that picture..so beautiful. I can see how it would cheer a weary heart. beautiful haiku

anthonynorth said...

Ah, nature can always cheer the soul. Nice one.

Spadoman said...

I can certainly understand how seeing a flower in the middle of winter can sooth a heart longing for the garden and Spring. This one is beautiful in both vision and words.

Peace

Marit said...

It's stormy and VERY wet in the Netherlands (floods in the Northern of the country) Your photo and haiku indeed bring hope! So glad to find you on this first Friday of the New Year!! Happy 2012!

GrandmaK said...

Indeed, cheering the heart!!! Lovely Cathy

somepinkflowers said...

oh oh
if those hellebores
would Only Grow
in my florida garden!

yes
if only!


how fortunate U!
{{ but sharing Yours
did cheer my envious heart }}


ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Such a beautiful flower and awesome photo with wonder filled haiku ~~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) linked w/HMH

*jean* said...

beauteous and brazen to bear such conditions! carry one, dear hellebore!! happy friday and thank you for the post, i may have to find one of these for my studio window!!!

peggy gatto said...

How very lovely!
Nature does it again!!!

Cheryl said...

Lovely colours. I don't think I've ever seen a lovelier flower. A welcome sight on a dreary day.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Anything that blooms can cheer my weary heart! May the world be filled with blooms here, there, everywhere!

Ten Thousand Rooftops

Meri said...

You've inspired me to wander in my garden when the drizzle stops and the light comes back, so I can see my own winter-blooming hellebores.

rebecca said...

oh such inspired beauty here today! thank you for lifting my spirits with the song of flowers.

Hettienne said...

just lovely and full of winter cheer! I would love to see a photograph of the bird feeding on this beauty. we are in wonderful sunshine over here so I will be sending you some! a blessed 2012 to you

foxysue said...

Yes lovely, I like this image and the subtle background.

Sue x

siga said...

Lovely flower! Love the subtle colors a lot

Kim Campbell Radder said...

A hummingbird...here...in winter?
Delight indeed! My hellebore is a Lenton Rose. Must find an earlier one for myself. Thank you, Helen.

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