This orchid was a housewarming present that my friend received, from a family member. She’s not good with plants anyway, but there was a particular irony in the detailed instructions given with this beauty. There are 2 other plants in the approximately 8X8 basket this is potted in, and the orchid rises up and curves above them. The instructions for the orchid indicate water is necessary about every 3 weeks. The instructions for the foliage plants in the basket? Water every 2-3 days. Of course.
Reaching into the archives for this one. Been mostly housebound lately, not taking any pics. Caring for family members and then finally an illness for myself. Remember when I said 2012 couldn’t be any worse than 2011? Oh, Karma loves it when people say stupid things like that! =P
This is a stop sign, of sorts. This is SOOC from my little Sony Cybershot, which is several years old now and on its last legs. This is one of those “Did I just see what I think I saw?” moments where you flip a U-ey in the road and go back to look. I stuck my teeny P&S (P.O.S.?) out the window and snapped this, because it was too cute. It tells a story about a few little secluded houses on a privately maintained road, who are all there for there tree-enshrouded privacy…and the city-slicking obnoxious tourists who were guided into this sanctuary by their faulty technology.
Lemon pudding filled lemon cupcakes with raspberry buttercream. These were based on recipes I found for Limoncello filled cupcakes with Chambord buttercream. However, because these were for a work party they had to be N/A. Sad, no? 🙂
I made this Irish Whiskey Cake (link to recipe) for our friend’s birthday, who was born on St. Patrick’s Day. This thing was so loaded with booze the leftovers wouldn’t freeze! It was amazing, though…
I actually probably take more pictures of food than anything else. This is Kraft’s Pizza Pasta Salad (link to recipe). I actually thought it was pretty good, despite the fact that I’m not a big fan of pasta salad, Italian dressing, or salami. I must say it was quite edible.
This is one of my frequent photo faux pas… I like to use the action mode on my camera to take multiple shots quick and (theoretically) freeze the action really sharp. However, usually when I’m doing this I’m in the woods and the autofocus zones in on a branch between me and what I’m looking at, and I end up with this. Still kind of cool. I mean, how often do you get to see a bear fight? It went on for about 10 minutes. Bearizona, of course.
One, two, three, they climbed the log. Another gem from my favorite wildlife park.