Photo 365 #102: A pop of color

Over the summer, we had a potted impatien out in front of our office.  It was a lovely thing, and when the temps turned colder, we brought it inside.  But sitting just inside the door as it was proved detrimental to its health, and it withered.

One of my coworkers brought it inside and set it near the window in our coat room.  She’s got a much greener thumb than I have, and decided to try nursing it back to health.


Last week, we noticed a bloom.  A couple days later, there was another one.  This morning, I counted four or five, and those are just on the side of the plant I can see – the side facing the window appears to have a few more blooms on it.

Now that we’ve got a bit of snow on the ground, it’s a treat to see something so bright and different amid the white.

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12 thoughts on “Photo 365 #102: A pop of color

    • Kay Kauffman says:

      It’s been down below freezing for the better part of a week now, and at the moment, it’s barely above zero (though it feels well below that with the wind). We’re about thirty degrees below normal for this time of year, and tonight it’s supposed to drop down to zero. Time to dig out the blankets!


        • Kay Kauffman says:

          I wouldn’t mind the rain if it were warmer, but when it rains here in the winter, bad things happen. Like seven years ago when we had a thunderstorm in February and the resulting ice knocked out power for the better part of a week where I lived and nearly a fortnight in the next town over…


  1. Daphne Shadows says:

    Beautiful! That flower is gorgeous.
    Plants are resilient. I keep killing all of ours in our new apartment. Apparently you HAVE to consistently use plant food here. I have two aloe vera plants surviving inside right now. But every time I put a plant outside, regardless of weather or season. It dies. No sense.

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    • Kay Kauffman says:

      Plants may well be resilient, but they’re not resilient enough for me to care for them. Either I overwater them and they drown, or I completely forget to water them. Either way, they end up dead. I always joke that I have a black thumb and leave the plant care to Seymour. 🙂


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