Monday, April 19, 2010

Beauty in small things

Today is the start of a new week, and I have left the unhappy experiences of where I was working behind me. I have this week and next to get my house and property sorted, and make arrangements for my trip. In the meantime, I am enjoying the beauty of the houseplants on my sunny kitchen windowsill:
I have a large plant of this, but it's not in the sun so it isn't flowering as well as these cuttings. It's such a pleasure to have flowers around where I work. This is also a cutting, just a small plant that's flowering for the first time. I have a soft spot for Zygocactus which are also known as Orchid Cactus because of their lovely intricate flowers. See the little bit under the pollen (that's a technical term, people)- it's an amzingly bright fuchsia colour.

Isn't nature wonderful?

6 comments:

Janet said...

wow, that pink flower is amazing! Where are you going on your trip?

Nora said...

Very lovely. What are the violet flowers?

Shirley said...

I'm off to spend a month in the UK (mainly Ireland), a month in France and a month in Italy.

Shirley said...

Nora, I'm not sure what this plant is - I don't have any name for it.

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