Friday, February 25, 2005

Our New Baby...

Is an Indian Ringneck Parakeet. I haven't figured out what to name her yet, everything seems so inadequate. She's very clever, gentle, beautiful, curious... I think she is adjusting well to being here. She will eat out of my hand, and "Step Up" onto my hand when I ask her too. She seems to enjoy it when we play the piano.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Valentines Day

From my Sweetheart. :)

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Birthday Presents

Going to Home Depot is always a dangerous thing. You head in for a light bulb or mulch, and come out with a new lamp, or bird feeder. This time is was four innocent, $0.48 outlets. Danny decided it was as good a time as any to get me something for my birthday. I LOVE shopping with my husband! Here is what we came home with. Thank you Sweetheart!!

Phalaenopsis Hybrid Orchid (The Moth Orchid) Close up

Dendrobium Salaya Mini Thongchai (on the left)
Dendrobium Blue Fox Tail (on the right) Close up

And of course something to cater to my love of poofy things. :)

We also got some desperately needed pots for two of our larger plants and a lovely little succulent garden to aid in getting our Advanced Cacti Honor that we are working on with the kids for Pathfinders.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

For My Valentine

I stood and watched the snow fall
From a quiet, cozy place.
I looked and wished with all my heart
It was falling on my face.

My husband looked across the room.
He smiled and understood.
We hurried into coats and gloves,
Not bothering with our hoods.

Out the door, and in the yard,
Our faces to the sky,
Watching snowflakes saunter down
Hand in hand, my love and I.

Big flakes they were,
Soft falling in the night.
Lazy cotton balls,
Lit by pink street light.

The snow was damp and thick,
It blanketed our tree.
It clung to each limb, and twig,
And of course to him and me.

"Poof! Poof!" I cried,
And bounced about with glee.
His quiet smile holds a tenderness,
Which still amazes me.

A silly little thing I am
To find such joy in snow
But my husband dearly loves me,
Of this I surely know.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Another Gorgeous Winter Day