I've been wanted to sit down to write a blog post for a while, but life always got in the way. It seems like when July rolled around my life just got into speed up mode, and come to November finally it looks like will slow down just a bit. However today's post will be a little off topic, but with lots of photos.
Since my Grandparents died I've been talking to my Mom more than I ever did. She changed so much over the years since I left, and it's quiet surprising at times :) For example, she got into taking care of plants. I mean, she is recovering almost dying orchids that people wanted to throw out, and I have to say with quiet a success. She sent me a photo a few months ago, and my jaw just dropped. I had some orchids I got as presents over the years, and stopped blooming, and was wondering what I did wrong. Between my Mom's advice, and a guy called Brad I found on Youtube, I can say I successfully saved my orchids that were dying as I just realized lately. I will not go into details, but I replanted all 3 of them, and after 2 months one of them will be blooming soon, and the leaves on the other two are coming back to life.
This one was in the worst shape out of the 3. See how the lower leaves are all wrinkled?
Same one from a different view:
And here it is as of today, after the weekly bath. Notice the little leaf that's growing in the middle?
This was in a rough shape, not as bad as the first:
The new leaf grew a lot, and the wrinkles are almost gone:
This was in really good condition, I think due to the latest purchase:
And here it is, with the stem growing for the flowers (the dark green one under the leaf):
As anyone can see they are a bit more weathered than they used to be due to a couple of accidents involving Paw and his curiousness (is that the right word?) resulting knocking them over twice within a week, once at midnight... Oh, the joy of kittens :)
And a bonus: One can never be unguarded in the bathroom... :)
Besides all the work I'm doing I got involved in making kombucha. I'm really excited about it, as it is also a "growing" thing :)
I will be back with a different post as I realized how picture heavy this one became, but I have a very exciting news to share, in case you're not on twitter :)
'Til we blog again! :)