Positive Vortexes

Z and I are back from our long vacation through the southwest. The trip lasted forever, or so it felt. I guess that means we really needed a break and packed in a lot of sight seeing and hiking. We visited the Hoover Dam, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend,…

Plants saying hi

I took these photos nearly a month ago and the status has changed a bit. Also, I excluded some photos because I should just take new ones. The above pilea glauca aquamarine has been a total pain for me. It's constantly dying and I've tried everything I can think of to keep it going, but…

A Saturday

The summer heat is draining. The front flower beds look post-apocalyptic from overgrown weeds. Yet I refuse to go out in the hot and humid weather to pull them. I've never liked hot weather and retreat into dark and cool corners. I've started collecting sweaters and socks for cooler weather. Finalizing my "wants" list for…

Crazy plant lady

I have become that person with all the trendy house plants. Guilty as charged. I repotted the creeping vine from the wee fox planter because it was growing like crazy and I was afraid it would be root bound. These two new leaves have grown on my ficus since I bought it. This makes me…

Curating or cutting down

Super casual for work, but it's not as if it's out of place at all. In fact, I'm wondering to some degree why I dressed up so much before. It's not that I didn't like to, but this shopping ban has very much driven the point across that I was trying a little too hard.…

More plants and quiet moments

I've replaced buying clothes with buying plants. Luckily, I can buy a lot more plants for cheaper prices than I can the clothes I want. I still haven't bought any clothes, but I have a list. It's very small, but I feel like the fact that these very specific items keep popping into my head…

Little plan(t)s

Tomorrow I head out for Vegas on a week long conference trip. Hopefully I'm better prepared this time in terms of wardrobe. Aside from that, I wanted to show the new plants I've gotten over the past two weeks. I'm becoming slightly addicted to buying little plants. I'm afraid to buy big ones because I'm…

Ephemeral

Last weekend was the flower show in the city. This weekend was the orchid festival at Longwood Gardens. Z and I are lucky to be near-ish to several amazing parks, garden centers, museums and arboretums. Longwood Gardens is well known for their seasonal displays. They always have something going on even though the rest of…

Saving and propagating

My string of pearls nearly died entirely. I don't know what was going on with it, but I'm trying to save it now. I took what few strands were still good and put them in two little pots and put the pots in different rooms to see if they'd fare better in different areas. One…

Naturey-s**t

I used to use Flickr a lot many years ago when I photographed regularly. I had several online "friends" there and we'd always comment on each other's works. One of those friends took amazing nature photos along with his twin boys, who he called Thing 1 and Thing 2. His nature photos always captivated me…