I was inspired by Mooncalf’s Picture Saturday, and wanted to share some photos I took this week. They don’t really fit in elsewhere, so why not feature them in their own post?
The first are of Big Martha. She found a patch of sunlight and enjoyed it to its fullest.
She always has an eye on me…
I’m also happy to report that my orchids are blooming! Thanks to the green thumb advice of Liz, I turned a few stems into this:
All I did was add a little powdered orchid food to the water each week. It turned happy plants into ecstatic plants! If you like orchids as much as I do, check out Lolly’s post about her recent trip to the US Botanical Gardens production greenhouse.
My Christmas cactus is also blooming. It has never bloomed in the 4 or 5 years since it got started from a cutting, and now it’s on its second bloom in 6 months! Hopefully this means I have a green thumb. I was beginning to doubt it after the miserable cucumber crop of ’08: I grew beautiful plants that didn’t produce any cucumbers!
There wasn’t much sun outside this week, but I tried to capture as much of the stuff as possible inside. Spring is being stubborn around here. The daffodils are in bloom, but other things can’t really seem to get a start yet for all the clouds and rain. Patience is a virtue, yes, but it’s hard to hold on to after a long and snowy winter.
I hope the sun is out today in your corner of the world!