Well we are off and running…It’s the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge! This is my third year to participate in the A-Z Challenge.
Welcome to my little piece of the blogosphere. This will be my third year to participate in the challenge. I hope to experience the world through your A-Z postings!
Arlee Bird this flower is for you!!! Thank you for hosting the challenge. What a great way to experience the world… one letter at a time.
The amaryllis is a flowering bulb which originated in the subtropical regions of the Americas. Amaryllis blooms in warm seasons, producing stalks ranging from twelve to twenty-four inches tall. The stalks each have up to six flowers which can be red, pink, white or variegated. The amaryllis was discovered in Peru in June of 1867.
The Greek story of Amaryllis reveals her as a shepherdess who loved a shepherd possessing the strength of Hercules, and the beauty of Apollo. He was called Alteo, and he loved only flowers. He desired a woman who would bring him a new flower. Amaryllis, in an effort to capture his love, appeared at Alteo’s door each night for thirty days, dressed in white. With each appearance she pierced her heart with a golden arrow. On her final appearance, Alteo at last opened his door to find a beautiful crimson flower, created from the blood of Amaryllis’s heart.
The amaryllis bulb’s claim to fame is its ability to bloom for up to 75 years, proof of the determination and pride that this flower has come to symbolize.
I would also like to thank all of the dedicated A-Z Blogger Co-Hosts…Here’s to a month of A-Zing!!!
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Arlee Bird at Tossing It Out http://tossingitout.blogspot.com/
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