Squirl's Nest

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Flowers again!

I am very out of practice taking pictures of flowers. Summer's coming and I must get back into practice. One of the groups at work brought an amaryllis in. I've been watching it for a few days and saw that two of the flowers had opened. Time to get some practice in. So they're not perfect pictures, but the flowers are still lovely.

amaryllis

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26 comments

Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Ooooh, I like these. Haven't seen one in years.


rzkldyhh
I'm sure there's more to it, but my first thought was diarrhea.
Rascal diarrhea?

Thu Jan 26, 07:44:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

And what the fuck is wafrenng?

I'm getting a lot of really strange not-words-but-could-be tonight.

Thu Jan 26, 07:45:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

I'm glad you like the flowers. Only you could connect flowers and diarrhea, rascally or otherwise. Mine is topiwdif. Tell what the heck that is.

Thu Jan 26, 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous lawbrat said...

zddup- clueless. Unles its something really obvious, I dont see a word. :-(

The flowers are beautiful! Does that mean spring is almost here?

Thu Jan 26, 09:09:00 PM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

Yaaay! Squirl's bringing Spring to us! Pretty pictures - good job! It's so hard to try and get any good pics with the horrible lighting we have in the office.

Thu Jan 26, 09:32:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Lawbrat, I wish it meant spring. These flowers remind me more of Christmas presents. Thanks!

Chia, these were under some cool spotlights but they were up too high. When we moved them down the lighting sucked. Thanks!

And how's this one? dtdbkape

Thu Jan 26, 09:43:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Summer? Really? Wow, that nap was longer than I realized. I still feel like shit though.

Thu Jan 26, 10:18:00 PM  
Blogger whfropera said...

i so needed to see these today - thanks Squirl! when are you going to post the squirrel photos?
(winks and hides)

Thu Jan 26, 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

Squirl - dtdbkape: Dated Back Ape

I don't know what that is, but there ya go.

Mine is "xejrxr". Ze jerkser.

Whatever...

Anyway. The flowers are beautiful. We are seeing some sun and melted snow with green grass underneath here in Minnesota. It's wonderful. (But still cold. bleh.)

And Danielle is always telling me to wear a coat. I never do. Am I crazy, or what?

I love the color of the amaryllis. Beautiful red.

Thanks for the bit of spring!

-Amber <><

Thu Jan 26, 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

mzrbj

Mister BJ

Thu Jan 26, 11:13:00 PM  
Blogger JD's Rose said...

They are pretty.

Fri Jan 27, 06:51:00 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Very pretty - I've never tried to grow one but everyone says they're not difficult. Great photos, classy sister!

verification word: hbttmt. Hot Bottom Tea? Don't mind if I do.

Fri Jan 27, 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Lawbrat, I thought yours looked like shut-up, but with an Italian accent to eeet.

Squirl, the flowers are lovely. I always think I know what an amarylis looks like, and then I see a photo of one and realize that there are some really amazing varieties out there. That one has an extra layer of petals, I think. So pretty. I saw these on Flickr and kinda rubbed my hands with glee over the flowers.

:-)

As for my word, it looks like Ladybug Nine Women to me... with your lips sewn shut while you say it.

Or maybe Love Nine Women (with a head cold that prevents you from pronoucing the V in Love, properly).

Nine women... nine women... lessee there's Squirl and Ladybug and Amber... (*ahem* and YES I remind you to wear your coat because you sit in my car shivering for 5 minutes until it warms up enough to put out a decent amount of heat).

;-)

Fri Jan 27, 10:00:00 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

oh, I forgot to type the word out.

duh.

Lbnynwmn

And now I have izknry.

Eeez k'Henri. (Of France)

Fri Jan 27, 10:03:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

Hahaha--my verif is bjsroc--sounds like something my hubby would say... (sheesh--I've been visiting Bucky too much)

Those amarillis' are GORGEOUS--can I use them as wallpaper on my computer? Love them!

Fri Jan 27, 12:15:00 PM  
Blogger Effie said...

Oh--and I spelled AMARYLLIS wrong--after you spelled it so lovelyly..d'oh!

Now my word ver is:
jrrwpbu

Jerry whip boo?

Fri Jan 27, 12:20:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, go back to sleep for a while. We'll let you know when it's time to wake up and start sneezing.

Operagal, so glad you enjoyed the flowers. And, young lady, are suggesting I post squirrel porn? For shame...

Amber, dated back ape, huh? Some of these word ver. are pretty funny today. And Danielle's right. You live in Minnesota, you need a coat in January. :-) Thanks
Mr BJ???

Jim, thanks! They aren't too hard to grow and they are such a gorgeous flower. Hot bottom tea, huh?

JDR, thanks!

Danielle, thanks! My flower friend. And I love both of your word verifications. Of France!!!!

Effie, going to Bucky's site might be dangerous to ones mental health. But isn't that why we all go there?

Yes, of course you may use this picture. I'm flattered.

How about this one? izrocf

Fri Jan 27, 12:24:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Effie, you were only off by one letter. It's funny because I just spelled that one from memory and today I double-checked myself.

These word verifications are startin' to get a little skirry. :-)

Fri Jan 27, 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

izrocf???

For some reason I thought of Iraq.

I can't think of anything good.

OF FRANCE!!!

Ah, good memories.

My word ver is llbvlbfs

Lala beloved beefs.

Anyway. Maybe I should wear a coat, eh?

It is pretty cold outside.

Fine. You guys win. But only because you post pretty flower pictures.

Fri Jan 27, 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Speaking of "Of France!", do you think dooce is negotiating a book deal?

Fri Jan 27, 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

oh, and I forgot to say, I'm basking in the glow of "I'm right" and "you guys win"

thanks for that. ;-p

Fri Jan 27, 02:50:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

This is very inspiring. Someone gave me an amaryllis bulb for Christmas. Procrastinator that I am, I just planted it last week. It is growing, but I'm hoping for a bloom around Valentine's Day. I'll take pix!

Fri Jan 27, 08:35:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Mmmmmmmm -- that's pretty. But I admit to an involuntary flinch at the suggestion of Christmas again so soon...

Fri Jan 27, 08:57:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Amber, you're really having fun with the w.v. Of France, those were the days.

Danielle, I wonder if she'll do a book. She's certainly got enough material. And enough people who'd buy a copy. And now maybe Amber will be wearing a coat. :-)

Susie, by waiting you will be the only with one a Valentine's Day amaryllis. We want to see the pictures.

Eclectic, I'll try not to mention the C word, (that's CHRISTMAS, Bucky!) for at least six more months. Will that help?
I was playing with the puppy tonight. Ichabod's nephews were there to wear her out, too. They're five and four and she couldn't get enough of them.

Fri Jan 27, 10:50:00 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

They are beautiful, I have never grown one but have seen them in the store. Oh I am so ready for summer!

Sat Jan 28, 03:12:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nina, thanks! I can't wait for summer either. Maybe I can have some flowers of my own this year. :-)

Sat Jan 28, 06:49:00 PM  

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