Wordless Wednesday: The 8YO’s Amaryllis

This winter, The Eight-Year-Old got into gardening in a big way. The timing was a bit unfortunate, seeing as how we live in Chicago. But we got her an amaryllis bulb, and let her take full responsibility for tending it in our sunroom.

Didn’t she do a great job?

The Eight-Year-Old's Amaryllis. (Photo: Shala Howell)

The Eight-Year-Old’s Amaryllis. (Photo: Shala Howell)

I use the past tense, because shortly after this photo was taken and before I had a chance to correct the awkward angle, Canelo took a flying leap from the sunroom window and decimated the plant. The Eight-Year-Old has since forgiven him, but for a time their relationship was a bit strained.

All that’s left of the plant are the leaves, which The Eight-Year-Old is dutifully caring for, in hopes that the plant will try again next year.

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About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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One Response to Wordless Wednesday: The 8YO’s Amaryllis

  1. Victoria says:

    My Facebook feed cut off the post at “I use the past tense, because shortly after this…” before I continued reading, I had a strong suspicion that the cat would be involved.


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