|Ya, like I look that good when I wake up?!!|
Not being able to sleep another minute - with my mind just racing, I got up and logged into the web. It was a beautiful sunny day today, and I pulled the blinds wide open. The Paprika Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) stood tall against the recent snow (it must be melting - on Wednesday you could only see the top of the dried blooms)
|Paprika Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium)|
Dormant in the snow
I went nuts on "Google Images" -- downloading photos of all the plants I have on my '2011 Wishlist'. Being a visual person - I needed a photo fix to inspire me. Bee Balm, Meadow Rue, Shooting Star, Astilbe, Jacob's Ladder, Candy Tuft - to name a few. (Hope I win the Lotto?!)
Then I had to do something tactile. If I couldn't work outside, I'd add a little color inside.... just a little.
|It's organic ... it's color, "The Spring Edition"|
|This wasn't organic - but was the "Holiday Edition"|
The striped green vase was a recent impulse buy. With the addition, I now have a lot of tall walls, so I had to re-adjust my train of thought - think tall. During the Holidays I moved our Ficus tree into the kitchen. It was not happy, and promptly started shedding leaves. Once I moved the tree back into the family room - there was a big vertical void in the kitchen. When I found some tall bamboo in a local craft store, I ran with it. The 'next steps' in the kitchen - the back wall needs a 'feature' color, and then I'm thinking a photo collage would be great - combining pictures from my "Budding Photographer" and 'her' generous mother, who shares Mom's digital SLR.
Speaking of the Ficus, I had a fresh look in the family room to appreciate some of the live green there.
|Ficus during the Holidays - tolerant but not happy|
|Ficus - happy back 'at home'|
(Come on Spring.......)