I’m still fixating on the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. Although we have had a few sunny days, the temps have been worthy of a refrigerator and, combined with familial stresses, it is challenging to try and break out of my winter doldrums. Sure glad I forced myself to take that one day off from winter to wallow in spring.Continue reading More ladies’ slippers
A couple of weeks ago this display at Fred Meyer caught my eye. I hope at least some of these flowers are making it through our sudden winter-y weather spell.
It’s the first time a poinsettia has ever rebloomed…and at the right time of year (my amaryllis bulbs re-bloom but in February or March).
Between a cold/flu thing and generally unpleasant weather this has been a make-your-own-flowers week for me. I made a quilt and tote bag that, if my calculations are correct, will attach to the handles of my grandmother’s wheelchair for her Christmas gift. Now I just need this cold to clear up.
Wandering about as I try to backup and organize my archives and create a system for moving forward I ran into these clematis photos from last May. Since I have been experimenting with post processing in LightRoom lately, I tried out a couple of techniques.
The second picture used techniques described by Bren at Ryan Photography.
The second photo above uses a LightRoom preset from Julie Powell that is from her Sunday Stills class.
Posted for Cee’s Flower of the Day.
From this morning’s dog walk, for Cee’s Flower of the Day.
Both the Thanksgiving and the Christmas Cactus fall under the genus Schlumbergera which I learned as Schlumbergia years ago. The Thanksgiving Cactus has little spine-like notches coming off it’s leaves (just like a crab claw hence that common name) whereas the leaves of the Christmas Cactus are smoother. The Thanksgiving Cactus is timed to flower in November/December whereas it’s December/January for the Christmas Cactus. —From How to Grow Christmas Cactus
Today was day for learning: in addition to learning that my “Christmas Cactus” was actually a “Thanksgiving” or “crab” cactus, I learned how to ftp into my currently under construction wordpress.org account, and how to fix the mysterious problem of the disappearing posts within it. I am so-o ready for a good night’s sleep.
I’ve never had one re-bloom before. If it does, then the secret is neglect.
Cee’s Flower of the Day
We usually eat all of our artichokes, especially the larger ones, so we don’t see the flowers, but were away for three weeks and this one got away.