These photos capture the emergence of the first blooms on my little vase of paperwhites.
This was a new experiment for me and so much simpler than I imagined.
They grew so fast I thought if I sat there long enough I might even see them begin to unfurl.
I was mesmerized by those long, elegant stems of purest spring green
and the cheerful little white flowers won me over.
They opened with such grace
and charmed everyone in the house with their promise of sweeter days ahead.
occupy places in our hearts
well out of proportion to their size.
~Gertrude S. Wister
[NB: The guest visitor in the last photo is Bob. He is the quiet, sensitive one who loves music and philosophy. :-)]