Thursday, 22 January 2009

Suspense

The suspense is killing me. This is last year's amaryllis and it has been growing taller and taller and taller every day. Will it flower or not? I didn't feed the hibernating bulb, so I hope all this waiting will be worth while.

There's been nothing on tv lately, so when not involved in domesticity or re-writing latest novel, I've been reading the wonderful Anne Tyler. We've been talking about her Breathing Lessons in the Cornflower Book Group, see link. I think she's a brilliant writer though I wouldn't want to spend a day with her tiresomely innocent and interfering middle-aged heroine, Maggie. I enjoyed A Patchwork Planet more. Do read it. Barnaby, the young hero, was a difficult teenager who doesn't get on with his rich family. He now works for Rent A Back, helping old people move their furniture etc. Touching, full of wisdom and funny.

5 comments:

Jan Jones said...

Good grief, that's an amaryllis and a half! Weird no leaves, though. I never feed my hibernating bulbs either - they still come up!

cheshire wife said...

Perhaps you need to move the amaryllis somewhere warmer than a windowsill to get the flower to open.

Susie Vereker said...

Cheshire wife, thank you. I have now moved it somewhere slightly warmer and it looks as if it is just beginning to open. Yet more suspense.

Judy Astley said...

Amaryllis - I've always called them penis plants! Has it flowered yet? It is certainly a mighty specimen.

Susie Vereker said...

Judy, see new post. Less phallic now.