12 January 2012

“Whoever brings blessing will be enriched,
and one who waters will himself be watered.”

—Proverbs 11:25


[ Paperwhites | the gift of bulbs from a friend has grown into a sweet winter beauty ]

  1. 19 Responses to “Pour Yourself Out”

  2. Grace on Jan 12, 2012 said:

    Oh, this is beautiful! The Scripture goes perfectly.

    Come stop for tea @ gracesgardenwalk.blogspot.com

  3. Rachel on Jan 13, 2012 said:


  4. Heather :) :) :) on Jan 13, 2012 said:

    This is a great Scripture and bulbs are just nice :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather

  5. Jody on Jan 14, 2012 said:

    You take such lovely pictures and this is no exception. I love this time of year because of growing these pretty bulbs. And thanks for the reminder to give of ourselves.

  6. sheila on Jan 14, 2012 said:

    Enchanting… love the photos.

  7. Miss Antoinette on Jan 16, 2012 said:

    Oh, lovely Emily! I have been greatly enjoying our Paperwhites as well, they cheer up the home and smell delightful! <3

  8. Sarah Lee on Jan 16, 2012 said:

    Beautiful, Emily – so fresh and bright.

  9. Janelle@GraceTags on Jan 17, 2012 said:

    Beautiful pictures and the scripture goes perfect.

  10. Megan on Jan 18, 2012 said:

    Emily, the paperwhites are lovely!

  11. Peggy Kelly on Jan 20, 2012 said:

    Just happened upon your blog and really like it. It is very encouraging and beautiful. Very feminine which is nice to see. Keep it going!
    Sister in Christ,

  12. Lucia on Jan 20, 2012 said:

    These are beautiful, Emily! May I ask what type of camera you use? You are SUCH a good photographer! <3

    -lucia @ lucia, etc.


  13. Emily Rose on Jan 21, 2012 said:

    Lucia, thank you! The body I use is the Nikon D7000, which I usually pair with the 50mm f/1.4 prime lens. You can find out a little more about what I use here.

  14. Lexie N. on Jan 22, 2012 said:

    Wow…that is really cool!

  15. Sarah on Jan 25, 2012 said:

    such a graceful, timeless reminder that winters can’t last forever.
    may you have a blessed day,


  16. Mindy on Jan 25, 2012 said:

    What a beautiful promise from Proverbs!

    The paperwhites remind me of my grandmother who always forced the bulbs along with hyacinths. They were always in bloom at Christmas time when we visited them. Every time I smell them they take me back in time. I came across a picture of her old home today and shed a few tears missing her, and here is a second reminder of her special love today.

    Your pictures are lovely!

  17. CreativeLee on Feb 5, 2012 said:

    How do you grow these. Are they just bulbs on top of pebbles? Where does the water go, if any? I’ve never had much of a green thumb but I do have an eye for the beauty created by those who do have it. However, this is a beautiful indoor plant. I also want to do some.

  18. Breezy on Feb 9, 2012 said:

    Hello, CreativeLee, that’s a good question.

    You can usually find bulbs in the fall for planting before the ground freezes, but these bulbs were “forced” to bloom early indoors. It may be a little late in the season to find similar bulbs, but try checking Lowes or a garden center.

    The river pebbles and glass can be found at Joann’s or Hobby Lobby. The water is refilled every couple of days to keep it just below the bulbs (careful they don’t get wet, they’ll rot). Once they finish blooming, you can toss them out and reuse the glass and pebbles.


  19. brinanny on Mar 12, 2012 said:

    oh wow. this is incredible. i have been following your blog for about a year now, you’re photography is gorgeous and gives true credit to Gods creations!

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