I have't had the chance to take any pictures this last few days, so this
mixed lot is again an easy solution :^)
Eppo in the woods (taken by Willy)
A drawing I got from an unknown little boy; the figure in the top corner
right under the sun is me;
the boy said he made me a rocket, so I could fly.
I didn't notice before that the flower in my hand is an exact copy of the sun :)
Today was just another typical April day, cloudy with occasional sun or a downpoor, so I gardened between the showers, with a big mess as a result. But, I like gardening, especially when it gets very dirty, that's part of the fun :^)
the shop will be open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 18:30 this and the next week. There will be potholders for sale :^)
On the photo: My eight year old sister blows out the candles of her birthday cake and the other one is my sister and I on the day of her first communion. On the birthday picture you can see on the top right a monstera, and behind the sofa a sansevieria; I don't know how it went in the rest of the world, but in the sixties every Flemish livingroom was adorned with a couple of mother-in-law's tongue and one Monstera. I remember those plants very well, and also the bamboo snake! I think the plant in the left corner is a Fatsia Japonica. The two blond cupids are my younger brothers :^)
By the way, I'm looking quite a while for a Monstera, a small one that is not tied to a stick; every tip is welcome!
I went plant shopping with Mieke the other day; never thought I would ever buy a Rhipsalis; it's not really a favourite of mine and sometimes I think they can be depressingly ugly; but I immediately fell in love with this specimen, maybe because there's something very illogical about this plant; he's even hairy, almost like spider legs, although he's not part of the cactus family. Weird.
I also bought a sedum, but it ended between my bicycle wheel during our ride; you can see the result on picture two :^) What about my other sedum, I think he too is not happy , its leafs are discolored and make me think a bit of chilblains, they were fresh green last year. He may need more attention :)
Don't need to say I've eaten a lot of eggs today, mostly chocolate of course :) the eggs in the picture are made by a Swiss friend of my sister; it's an Easter tradition in Switzerland to cook eggs in a mixture of onion peel and other herbs and roots, almost too pretty to eat!
I like to take pictures when the sun pops in, everything seems so much nicer when it is topped with sunlight :) this photo was taken last weekend, it was such a gloomy, gray day with occasional drizzle, but by the evening the sun was there for only a brief moment, just before she disappeared behind the roofs; I think it is great to have a camera at such moments, it makes my day :)
... and I've seen the most whimsical lightspots this spring; some time ago it was as if an embroidery was on fire!
... and I hope you don't mind to get bombarded with potholders the first following weeks, because I have many to show you!