Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Rewards of spring

A friend at work gave me an orchid plant today. It is adorable - the tiniest blooms I've ever seen. That green thing behind it is a green Mt. Dew bottle cap I put there to show the size of these tiny flowers. It's little pot is only about 2 inches in diameter and she put it in a glass votive container to give it some "class" she said. She's given me 3 plants so far. She seems to enjoy giving; I take great joy in accepting.

Another friend gave me this "rooting" vase last year that attaches to a window with a suction cup. I usually start rootings in it, but decided to add a few cuttings from the yard to force them to bloom. And they rewarded me this week with little pink blooms. Sure does perk up my kitchen window. Hope no one notices my dirty window panes.

Then in the living room I put these branches in water a few weeks ago and yipeeee, they started blooming this week. Pink and orange blooms. What a delight to see them as I walk through the living room.

Good news. Our son, who's been out of work for 9 months, has been searching for a job. Today, he was offered an accounting position at a large hospital. I'm soooo excited. Told him that we'd take them out for dinner to celebrate one night. I couldn't be prouder of him. He has been blessed with a sweet wife and two darling sons - who just happen to be my grandsons. I'll have to ask his permission to put a couple of pictures of his family on this blog. But if I start...I may find it difficult to stop.

1 comment:

  1. You just get better and better at this and I thought you were pretty doggone good to start with. Sorry to say I hadn't looked at it for a few days so it was nice seeing it tonight. Keep up the good work.