It's been a while since I participated in Green Thumb Sunday. I'm not sure why. I guess it was just something I overlooked. I didn't mean it to happen, as I enjoy showing what is growing in my home and garden. So this week I'm back.
In October, Brandon gave me a lovely spider plant for my birthday. I was just a little thing and he gave it to me in his mother's cat planter, which she told him was fine. It had a couple of sprouts on it and that was it. Look at it now.
It's soon going to have to be transplanted. I'm not always good with plants but it seems anything that Brandon plants grows. He must use his green thumb. I am very proud of this plant. When spring arrives, I'm going to transplant it and use Miracle G*o potting mix. That way it might stand a chance. Or maybe I'll just invite Brandon over to transplant it for me. When I do, I will give Michelle back her cat planter.
In other news we are snowed in. Not really, but no one is going out unless they have to. It started snowing here about 2:30 pm on Friday and has not stopped yet. It is to continue until about 3 am and then we are to get a break until the middle of the week when we are to get more snow. When I took Meeko out tonight, we have about a foot of freshly fallen snow.
Even though all this snow makes it inconvenient for people to get around, I'm really glad that we've had a snowy winter. Snow is good for the earth and helps fertilize the soil. The moisture from the snow is retained somewhat in the soil and helps to prevent erosion. This is all good for our planet.
Meeko is also happy that we had this big storm. He loves the winter and wanted to be out in it today. We did let him play in it, but brought him in from time to time so he wouldn't suffer frost bite on the tips of his ears or on his toes. Yes, he is a northern breed but caution is still recommended.
This was Meeko out at 10:30 am on Saturday morning. We have a lot more snow than that now
This is a view of the back portion of my car. This was also taken at 10:30 am on Saturday morning.
I am looking forward to spring. Though I'm grateful that the earth has received the snow it needs to keep things in balance, it's been a very snowy winter and I'm ready to see some flowers growing in my garden and get my hands back into the soil.
I've been working on a little project. It's something that I've never tried before - altered art. I took a piece of canvas, sponge painted it with Wedgewood blue paint. I let that dry and then used a picture from a vintage greeting card, burned the edges and glued it onto the canvas. It says, From my home to yours! I then glued two old stamps to the upper left and bottom right corners and two vintage buttons to the top right and bottom left corners. I don't think it turned out too bad for a first attempt. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, as my kitchen is done in greens and whites. For the time being I will put it away and then one of these days I will find just the right home for it. It was a fun project to do while I was staying inside keeping warm and cozy. It's always nice to be artistic and creative.
Hope everyone is safe and staying warm. Please don't travel on the roads if you are in an area where the roads are treacherous from the storms. This storm has hit parts of the US and Canada. Travel is not recommended unless absolutely necessary.
Spend time with a child today. Give him or her a hug, read a book or play a board game. If you have no children living in your home, phone a child and brighten up his day. Kids need to know they are important. ~Blessings, Mary~