Anyone who reads anything about me knows how much I love my flowers and garden. I have about 270 daylilies from which I have collected all over the United States, a collection of some rare, very colorful and each and other summer they do put on a show. Then I have my problem children, I have about 20 orchids which while they are beautiful, they are the most maddening flowers going as one never knows when they are going to bloom. One in particular is a flower I have owned for maybe 15 years, a Hawaiian Spider orchid, bought it when it was blooming, maybe bloomed couple years after and has not bloomed since. For years it has just sat there, I have gave it it’s 3 ice cubes every Saturday thinking someday. Recently it produced a stem, I staked it, produced buds and it opened.YAAAAAA. Beautiful green flower with dark rings, looks like a spider. Well worth the wait.
I was very proud of it so last night I posted a picture of it in chat and thank you all so much for the nice comments. I accidentally also put up a picture of my son in law holding his daughter when she was about 6 months but it came down rather quickly. Sorry bout that.
I am just so tired of snow, one right after the other, then here comes another. One Thursday it was snowing as I left for work at the bar, by 11 we had an inch on the ground, my regulars showed up, drank a beer and quickly left. Nobody came in so it was just the 2 cooks, the waitress and I, now the boys in the kitchen did experiment on us with things they are trying, turned the music up and made the most of it. Two couples who live nearby walked over, boy were we glad to see them, sat at the bar we made them feel like royalty as they got to taste what was coming out of the kitchen. By the time I got off at 6 ten inches of snow had fallen, the owner told us just to close up as night patrol could not get there. Going home was not as bad as I expected as the snowplows had done pretty good of a job, I hit the subdivision where I we live and we are on our own, just glad my little truck is 4WD As I broke tracks. Guess he was glad to see me as he helped me out of my chilled and bit wet clothes. Men are so thoughtful.
My husband did not go to work Friday so we just laid in bed and had rolls and coffee. When we got up he asked me if I would let him take some pictures, where, outside, sweetie it is 13 degrees with a wind chill of minus 4. Snap away inside, put on a bra and your boots to which I did. To show him I am a good sport, or fool one, I put on my toboggan and wrapped my scarf around my neck and said ok only on the porch. Out there maybe a minute that was it as the rest we did inside.
Just waiting for spring, know it is a time away, got my seed catalogs always plotting something new and different for the yard.