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My husband’s paternal grandmother, Tootsie, died at the age of 95. She had a sound mind and sound body and an enduring love for gardening, something she cultivated till she breathed her last. Before she died, she gave her grandchildren amaryllis bulbs and to this day, many many years after her passing on, we still have the fruits of her labors. This is one of Tootsie’s amaryllis bulbs that is about to burst into bloom, many springs after her death.


  • Christopher  Ewing
    Christopher E...over 6 years ago

    excellent focus and lighting here, beautiful flower, and a beautiful story to go along with it

  • Judi Taylor
    Judi Taylorover 6 years ago

    The love the deep red and the way it looks like two hands caressing the bulb.. perhaps Tootsie’s hands?

  • Gaby Swanson  Photography
    Gaby Swanson ...over 6 years ago

    simply gorgeous shot

  • momleeb
    momleebover 6 years ago

    What an absolute beauty! Perfectly composed.

  • Helen  Tyralik
    Helen Tyralikover 6 years ago

    beautiful, she would be so proud.

  • loramae
    loramaeover 6 years ago

    Tootise had an eye for beauty and heart of love ..lovely story…beautiful amaryllis! :o)

  • lilifrog
    lilifrogover 6 years ago

    Beautifull ..lovely!

  • Angela  van Boxtel
    Angela van Bo...over 6 years ago

    Beautiful! Would be great to submit for Mum = Mum 2 Art competition at
    for the Manly Arts Festival 2008 – If you are in Australia!
    The theme is about the special female bond, the realisation that you have been brought into this world by a line of mothers before you. CHECK it out!

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Please consider putting this into the Flowering Bulbs – no insects or text group.
    This group is just for bulbs that flower (for example, tulips, dahlias, daffodils, gladiolus, crocus, bearded iris, day lilies, etc.)
    Your cohost,

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