Inside the Newsroom @ A2 Journal

Welcome to Inside the Newsroom @ A2 Journal, a blog written by the newspaper's staff at A2 Journal, a new, weekly, community newspaper covering Ann Arbor. This blog is a place for members of the newspaper's staff to write their thoughts, observations, opinions and other informative pieces they put together while covering the rich history, interesting people, institutions and traditions that make Ann Arbor such a unique community.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Jan. 6 -- Lisa's Musings on Every Day Life

If a photo is worth 1,000 words, then two photos must be worth 2,000 words?

Not sure about this because math is not my strong suit, but I'll let you be the judge.

These glorious Amaryllis come from two different local stores.

The brilliant orange one comes from Ann Arbor Downtown Home and Garden. Although the photo might not prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Mark Hodesh is, indeed, the Amaryllis King, trust me on this one, in person, this is an amazing example of deep rich orange.

And I am a HUGE fan of orange.

Not only are the flowers amazing in person, there's another flower stalk to come.

And, although it didn't bloom in time for Christmas, I take responsibility for not purchasing it early enough to coincide with the holidays.

Note to self -- as soon as Mark makes his announcement that the amaryllis have arrived this year, stop by his store. It's not like I'm not in Ann Arbor almost every day.

The red-and-white one comes from the new Walmart in Pittsfield Township. I couldn't resist at $5 when I went to check it out shortly after it opened.

In its prime, the Walmart blooms were lovely, but the intensity of their color never reached the fullness of my Home and Garden one.

On what's been an otherwise gray winter day in Michigan, (and as we wait to see if the first real snow of the winter arrives tomorrow), I thought I'd share a little floral cheer.

Happy Amaryllis Wednesday, everyone.



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