Posts Tagged ‘flower’

Time is Flying

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

I can’t believe it is August already. Where is this year going? Summer has finally arrived in Paris as all of the Parisians head south to the beach. The city is gloriously quiet, except for the throngs of tourists who have descended. And Becky and my vegetable garden is doing amazing things – every day I pick a handful of tomatoes and now every time I look out of my window and down at the garden, this flower smiles back up at me.

Flower

Big. Red. Beautiful.

Green Fingers

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Look at what I grew!

Hyacinth

Hello.

Two weeks ago, I paid a visit to one of larger plant nurseries in Paris, Truffaut, and purchased a few green things for the apartment. This included a hyacinth bulb that had a small, green bud poking its head out of the leaves. This week exciting things happened and within a day it had transformed from green lumps to bright purple petals. It was truly amazing – I put it on my desk in front of me as I worked and over a two hour period it opened up. I have never stopped to watch plants grow – I should do it more often.

There is a second bud starting to form behind the leaves and I hope it doesn’t do too much over the next week while I am away visiting my brother in England. Unfortunately you can’t stop nature.

While at Truffaut I also bought two leafy green things for me and a cactus for Tom. They are both surviving and actually growing which is some sort of miracle as I have a tendency to kill plants.

Plant

Apparently this plant is dangerous to small children. I have left Magyver in charge.

Maiden hair fern

My maiden hair fern is so soft compared to Tom's spiky cactus.

This is Australia

Monday, February 6th, 2012

An afternoon at my grandmother’s and my hipstamatic camera produced these highlights of the Australian backyard:

Australian rooftops

Great sky.

Frangipani

Frangipani