I am going to challenge myself and hopefully you to take a look at nature. What is going on in your area? Is it spring in your part of the world or are you heading into cold weather. Take a little walk….. look at something you might never had paid attention to..a flower…a plant..an animal…What changes are taking place?..Is your garden starting to come to life again?..Step outside and close your eyes. What do you hear? …take a deep breath…What do you smell?
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I’m afraid Mother Nature is on my poop list this week. The litte darling decided to bring winter back in this first week of Sping. It’s been colder than normal, and we had some heavy snow in the mountains. Which makes the folks that watch our water reserves happy, but me, not so much.
Any new flowers that were thinking about sticking their little heads out decided to hold off for a week or so. Today is the first decently warm day all week, tomorrow is supposed to be nice, too. But the rain will be back for the weekend. Phooey!
Most of the nature news for me is inside. One of my African violets is blooming great guns, and my zygocactus is begining to blossom. This is unusual because they supposedly need complete dark for six weeks to bloom. Also, their common name is Christmas cactus, so they are a little out of time. The side of my coleus, that I rooted from a sprig I stole from the park around the corner has some interesting color. Part of it has the deep purple color we associate with coleus, but the part that is farther away from the window looks really washed out. So I turned it around so that it won’t grow lopsided.
Those blue things sticking up in the coleus and zygocactus are blown glass autowaterers. They are great for folks like me who tend to ignore their plants. I can see when they are empty and fill them again. The African violets live in autowatering pots. The only problem is that one is deeper than the other, and the shallow one gets empty before the deep one. And suddenly, the one in the shallow pots starts drooping.
One more observation, the aqua globes are empty, and the shallow African violet is drooping. Perhaps I should water soon?
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I had errands to run today, but maybe tomorrow I will get out with the camera, before we go back to rain on Saturday. Now if I can only get my other violet to bloom.