Beau February 18th, 2008
Few things help us start the day as morning sunshine. It’s almost like a tonic that brings cheer and a bright focus to the day. Makes me want to head outside and get busy. Of course sometimes I prefer the cloudy, cold days because there’s so much to do inside the house. Don’t ask me why, but if there’s a lot to do inside and it’s sunny out there? I feel guilty not going outdoors to get things accomplished. The reverse isn’t true for me however- I’ll be outside no matter the weather, and I don’t feel like I need to be inside. But I do love to curl up inside on those coldest, wet days. That’s another reason I like winter I suppose. It gives us a chance to catch up indoors after seasons of growth.
Speaking of growth, we’re excited to see our Phalaenopsis Orchid flowering. I purchased this over a year ago while it was in full flower. After it faded, I set is aside and didn’t know if it would continue to grow or flower again. But we kept it watered periodically to see what would happen, and lo and behold we saw a spike of growth a couple months ago and now it has five flower buds. Kind of fun to have flowering plants indoors during winter. The first bud was almost chomped off by the Yellow Lab the other day. I walked into the room to see his mouth around it, but with a quick yell he let go, looking sheepishly at me. So here’s the first flower, saved from the jaws of a curious Labrador!