Saturday, February 26, 2011

prickly pear cactus

Always have loved the lovely red color of the tunas on a prickly pear cactus.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Sunlight coming thru the leaves of my begonia. It bloomed a couple times this winter one blossom at a time. The leaves are it's draw - the sun highlighted the red outline.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Blooming flowers are an indication of Spring, that spring is near. We are just coming off a couple weeks of cold, cold weather and my orchid bloomed!! It actually has 2 bloom stalks so I get to enjoy it for longer than usual! I'm very grateful for plants that bloom in the winter.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Feburary already

Spent Sunday morning in the humid heat of the Butterfly Pavilion - it was a welcome change from the snow that was outside. Besides the butterflies there are lots of blooming plants, to include this croton with a white fuzzy bloom. Enjoyed the morning in the warmth as we are headed for yet another storm and arctic cold!