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By magda_indigo  
Paul came home and had bought me three beautiful Amaryllis stems, two red and one white. They were still closed, and that is the way you should buy them, so full of promise!
In fact they are Hippeastrum, which is a genus of about 70–75 species and 600+ hybrids and cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas from Argentina north to Mexico and the Caribbean. Some species are grown for their large showy flowers. These plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis

This is not so unusual for him, and NO, it is NOT because I'll have to 'forgive' him for something!!!
Where does this misconception come from, how did it start? I have always known men (agreed, on the Continent) who gave flowers to their loved one and vice versa.
It is a wonderful, meaningful and loving gesture and can sometimes say more than words!
It is not wrong or embarrassing to be 'romantic'... And yet when a man walks around with a bouquet, you see the look in the eyes of passers-by, it is such a sad cliché, and many ladies are the victim of it, their man would love to give them flowers, but they'll not be seen carrying them! LOL!

Most flowers sold in the UK are bought by women.
However, come Valentine's Day, the majority of flowers sold are overwhelmingly bought by men! Why is this? What is stopping men buying flowers the rest of the year? I know I'm a lucky woman! I don't want them on the 14th of February, that's commercial obligation, it doesn't make me feel 'special'. Out of the blue, that is what matters and does it for me!
Studies show that flowers actually have a positive effect on human beings!
Some surveys show that women have very positive feelings towards men carrying flowers, considering him a thoughtful, romantic and loving kind of guy, and are often jealous of the man's partner for receiving such a lovely gift - it could boost your rating in the popularity stakes to be seen with a bunch of flowers!

So come on.....................
Photographed in a ‘sensual’ way, they made me think of fiery flames, the ruched skirts of the Flamenco dancers; my excuse is that I’m a ‘romantic creative’… what’s yours? Tee hee.
Have fun and thanx, M, (*_*)

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Flash and lighting Amaryllis red flower

Voters: MRS_IMANDER, PatrickCampbell, Barawic and 36 more

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24 Oct 2008 12:45AM
Beautifully dark, very graphic feel to it, fantastic detail!

pentony 13 3 England
24 Oct 2008 12:48AM
Beautiful image.

whiteswan01 13 13 England
24 Oct 2008 1:43AM
stunning great lighting and texture
Iain_Proudfoot 15 40 2 Ireland
24 Oct 2008 2:55AM
Wonderful composition. A fine demonstration of beauty.

Warm regards, Iain.
old timer 17 55 1 Scotland
24 Oct 2008 5:47AM
How imaginative, Magda - the shapes and colour certainly are reminiscent of flamenco dancers. A beautiful image.
24 Oct 2008 6:06AM
Lovely presentation.

VIKI 15 18 1 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2008 7:32AM
Wonderful image!
stunning capture
challicew 13 1 1 South Africa
24 Oct 2008 10:25AM
Cabit 14 104 England
24 Oct 2008 10:55AM
Superb image, nice work.
24 Oct 2008 12:44PM
Like the lighting and the rich colours.

SlowSong Plus
13 9.9k 30 England
24 Oct 2008 1:48PM
Truly exotic and rich.
foggytwo 18 36 1 Scotland
24 Oct 2008 8:08PM
AlanBW 15 20 England
24 Oct 2008 9:29PM
A stunning image in all respects
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
25 Oct 2008 9:14AM
Simply stunning, well deserved 30th click. Carol
25 Oct 2008 9:56AM
A beautiful shade of red here. Love the lighting, sensual flow and vibrancy.
exposure Plus
17 6.0k United Kingdom
25 Oct 2008 11:26PM
Beautiful Magda lovely detail light and presentation.
26 Oct 2008 12:01PM
A truly gorgeous image Magda.

paul_indigo 18 259 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2008 4:07PM
I absolutely love the light in this.
cameragirl 17 43 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2008 11:03PM
Stunning image...perfect lighting and colour! Love it Magda!
29 Oct 2008 10:34AM
Full of passion with exotic lighting.
Ricardo xxx

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