Yesterday I stopped in at a local nursery to
hunt through their 50% off pots when I came across a table of begonias. Begonias will forever remind me of my mother. When I was a child we always had begonias; either as indoor plants or during the summer months, outdoors in hanging baskets. Thus, I began to look at their fabulous selection and this stunning begonia caught my eye.
It has the most amazing foliage. The leaves are silvery green with a deep red that seems to sparkle and shimmer. The perfect Christmas color comb!
Upon closer inspection they are almost metallic looking. With their sparkle, color and curved edging they are an ornament unto themselves.
The deep red and black veining is very intense. It somehow looks like ice cracking on a frozen lake.
And when seen together the two sides of the foliage look like two completely different plants.
I couldn't leave the nursery without this beautiful begonia and now this lovely variety adorns our home and is bringing us much Christmas cheer. So from our house to yours we wish you a very happy Christmas filled with much hope and love.
With our eyes
we see the glitter
with our ears
we hear the merriment,
with our hands
we touch the
with our hearts
can we feel
the miracle of it.