Surprise Blossom

I have been enjoying the many blossoms of Spring in Atlanta lately.  There are so many trees and shrubs and bulbs bursting out right now.  At the same time, I have some plants that I bring inside when the weather turns cold.  I have not brought them back out yet because we keep having these dramatic swings in the weather that produce harsh wind and rain.

I noticed a couple of weeks ago the one of the two Amaryllis bulbs that I have acquired over the last few years as Christmas gifts, was sprouting leaves.  The other one seemed to be doing nothing.  Suddenly, the second bulb put out a long shoot without having any leaves come out and boom, two big, red Amaryllis flowers appear!

We see so many of these around the winter holiday season and it’s not a flower you really associate with Spring but, this was so eye-popping that I thought I would share it today.

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
ProMaster LED120SS light
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/22 –  5 sec – ISO 400

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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