Tuesday, April 21, 2015
I almost missed it!
Already this month, I missed the day the vet comes to a local park and you can take your dog for her yearly shot and get new tags for the year for her to wear.
There are other shot opportunities in other parks but not as close to home ... and I can't read where to go.
Well, I have been distracted up in my little greenhouse by this orchid cactus. Last year was the first time it bloomed and this year I have been excited watching these buds get bigger and bigger by the day... kind of hoping it will not decide to open on a day I am camping with the scouts....
Well, Yesterday the wash had to be done and hung in the greenhouse. Among all the stuff arranged on the bar and clippies, I noticed one of my "regulars" blooming quietly on the step-tansu.
Then I started checking around the room and saw buds forming on a number of plants.
They are not in their usual order of blooming.
The Easter cactus has not even begun to set buds.
The two spiny ones that are always first to bloom are still thinking things over.
Once the laundry is hung, you really can't see much of the plants...
but today the sun was out and it looked like the day was going to warm up.
The stuff hanging from yesterday was still damp so I opened the windows to the south so it wouldn't get too hot and to let in some fresh air.
There are plenty of buds yet to open and I am thinking I really should bring this downstairs and set it where we can enjoy it.
Of course, the roof is the only place that gets sun so it might not be too happy on my table.
If you want something that thrives on neglect ... this is it!
I can't even squeeze out into this space to pull out the weeds.
It gets water when it rains.
It gets snow in winter and plenty of heat in summer.
My plan is to go back and add quilting in the sashing and larger areas.
I still have not picked a pattern
The batting is thinsulate #60 and really doesn't need a lot of close quilting to hold it in place.
I guess I have plenty of time to figure out what I am going to do in the larger spaces and those big green triangles joining the blocks together. I may go back and re-visit the books for additional ideas.